Job Description

  • Suffolk County Council – Ipswich, Hadleigh or Hartismere
  • £40, per annum (pro rata if part time)
  • 37 hours per week 
  • Permanent
  • We are committed to flexible working, so please read the Job and Person Profile to find out about the types of flexible working available for this role.

    Posts available:

  • Post 1 –  South Rural Integrated Neighbourhood Team – Hadleigh and Landmark House, Ipswich
  • Post 2 –  Eye Integrated Neighbourhood Team – Hartismere 
  • Post 3 – Felixstowe Integrated Neighbourhood Team
  • This is an exciting opportunity, for a registered Social Worker wanting to take the next steps into leadership, and manage an adult social care team. If this is you, then we would like to hear from you.

    Are you ready to:

  • take the next step in your career?
  • step into a leadership position?
  • If so, this could be the role for you.

    Your role

    You will lead and manage the social care practitioners of the Integrated Neighbourhood Team (INT) to deliver the highest standards of health, social care and reablement for the people of Suffolk.

    The main purpose of this role is to directly manage the professional staff within their own professional area (Adult Social Care) and contribute to the effective leadership of the Integrated Neighbourhood Teams INT, supporting the relevant INT Manager in delivering good quality services and effective integration between health and social care through collaboration with stakeholders and partners across the system to deliver better outcomes for the people of Suffolk. Managing alongside key partners, system leadership will be a key part of the role, ensuring the health and social care systems are joined up and accessible for all our service users.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • overseeing on a daily basis, the management of highly complex decisions using analytical and interpretation skills to compare a range of options to service delivery and to meet assessed needs
  • providing leadership in the critical application of professional ethics to strategic decision-making, using a legal and human rights framework
  • promoting a culture where individuals and communities can exercise their rights to autonomy and self-determination balancing this effectively with safeguarding responsibilities.
  • Travelling requirements for your role 

    We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate, but in this role you will need to travel to locations away from your contractual base, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.

    Due to the nature of this role, you will require a driving licence and access to personal transport.

    To find out more

    For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Jenny Blades on or Louise Caesar on  .

    Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have limitations on staff working in our offices and most of us are being asked to work from home where possible. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements, please contact the recruiting manager listed above.

    Please read the  Job and Person Profile (JPP)  before applying for this job opportunity.

    Please ensure you upload a copy of your CV when completing your online application.

    Closing date: 11.30pm, 13 June .

    Promoted as FJ (Featured Job) on Suffolk Jobs Direct.

    This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

    About Us

    We offer a fantastic, inclusive working environment including diverse and active staff networks, great flexible working options and many benefits, as well as the opportunity to improve the lives of Suffolk residents.

    Benefits include:

  • Performance-related annual pay progression, in addition to an annual cost-of-living pay increase
  • The opportunity to join a large, diverse organisation, with career opportunities across our services
  • A supportive culture, underpinned by our WE ASPIRE values
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
  • Up to 28 days annual leave entitlement, plus UK bank holidays and two paid volunteering days
  • An occupational sick pay scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities, including a range of work-based apprenticeships
  • Flexible working options, with the right to request flexible working from your first day
  • A range of staff networks centred around equality groups
  • Plus more
  • If you would like to know more about our benefits, values and equality commitments please visit our  Working for Suffolk County Council pages (

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