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Deputy Team Manager (North Transfer of Care)

About the role

Are you looking for the perfect opportunity to progress your career and showcase your Leadership and Management skills? 
Do you thrive in a fast paced, multi-agency environment?
If the answer is “Yes” then this might be just the role for YOU!

As a full-time Deputy Team Manager, you will be supporting the Team Manager for the North Transfer of Care Team, deputising in their absence, as required. The team is hard working, supportive and passionate to lead on making sure people leave Hospital with the right care. We cover Hinchingbrooke, Peterborough, Queen Elizabeth (King’s Lynn) Hospitals as well as smaller rehabilitation wards and health beds in certain care homes across Cambridgeshire. There is an expectation that the Deputy Manager will regularly visit the other sites the team cover to support colleagues who are working there. 

We provide Care Act Assessments and care planning to people in Hospital who are ready for discharge, as well as leading on Safeguarding concerns and support for unpaid carers. We do this in partnership with our health colleagues. 

The Deputy Team Manager will be providing leadership, development and management support of the assessment and care management services within Adult Social Care, ensuring the highest possible quality of service is delivered within the resources available to both vulnerable adults and unpaid carers; with the overall aim to ensure people are supported to leave health settings with the right care and support in a safe and timely manner. Overseeing that the principles of personalisation and self-directed support are adopted in practice, ensuring the health, safety and well-being of vulnerable individuals and the wider population, whilst enabling people to retain their independence, control, and dignity in line with national requirements and local needs are important aspects of the role.

The Transfer of Care Teams operate within specific office hours, but that does not mean we will not consider flexible working opportunities. Our staff receive a salary enhancement between 7% and 15% depending on their selected working pattern.

  • 7% for 1 weekend day a month and 1 Bank Holiday a year
  • 8% for 1 weekend day a month and 2 Bank Holidays a year
  • 10% for 1 weekend day a month and 3 Bank Holidays a year
  • 15% for 2 weekend days a month and 3 Bank Holidays a year

Whilst this can be a fast paced role, we are a highly supportive team offering excellent guidance and help from both colleagues and managers, alongside opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills.

If you wish to discuss this role further, please contact Beth on 01480 372 425, e-mail us on

The closing date is Tuesday the 25th of June 2024. Interviews are expected to be held the first week of July over Microsoft Teams. Please note there will be a short-written exercise for which you will be given 15 minutes prior to the interview to complete.   

Appointment to this post will be subject to the outcome of an Enhanced Disclosure obtained through the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

What will you be doing?

Key responsibilities for the Deputy Team Manager Role

• Lead on the day to day running of the team and having oversight/responsibility of the teams' progress, reporting any complexities to the Team Manager or in their absence the Service Manager in a timely manner to ensure discharges are progressed and delays minimised.

• Establishing day-to-day practice of the team, ensuring the service responds to the needs of the individual in a timely manner that is in keeping with policies, procedures and the law.

• Leading on PTL updates and attending daily meetings with health colleagues on the progress of discharges.

• Support with the implementation and develop/review the team plan to facilitate the teams' learning needs and goals as a team. Quality assure the work of the team, providing timely and supportive feedback to colleagues.

• Use Power BI and other reporting/recording systems accurately, to generate reports on the progress of the team and wider service.

• Comply and implement policies and procedures, alongside undertaking effective performance management approaches.

• Working in collaboration with the team manager and system partners to facilitate timely and effective discharges and reviews.

• To inspire, lead, manage and nurture a team of professionals (Social Workers and Adult Support Coordinators) that can operate independently and autonomously enabling successful outcomes and needs of Cambridgeshire Citizens innovatively and creatively to meet the needs of Cambridgeshire citizens.

• Building positive relationships with system partners and to build effective and creative relationships via partnership working.

• Engage with system partners via the home first delivery board to ensure services are developed, supported and implemented.

• Advocate for the team to utilise independent sector providers to support with discharge planning

• Effective management of resources and budgets and quality assurance of work undertaken within the South Transfer of Care Team

• Act as the lead manager in complex / high profile safeguarding cases to maintain and support patient flow and to represent the Local Authority within a multi-disciplinary setting

• Utilisation of data tools enabling presentation of complex information to senior managers on the performance of the service.

• Provide day to day management and direct line management to colleagues.

About you

You must be a registered Social Worker with experience of managing people and performance. You will also have experience of leading and managing change. The successful candidate will have the ability to influence the workings of other services and you will be a skilled communicator who can work with competing demands for services.

You will be comfortable with supporting and managing a team who will work located in other bases/home who are undertaking assessments to support safe appropriate discharges to the community.

For a full list of the requirements of the role, please check out the Job Description and Person Specification.

Our benefits

We value our colleagues in Cambridgeshire County Council and have developed a number of benefits:

  • Flexible and creative working arrangements
  • Flexible Bank Holidays
  • A comprehensive wellbeing package
  • Our Cambs Rewards employee discounts
  • A comprehensive pension scheme
  • IDEAL staff equality, diversity and inclusion network
  • Camweb our staff intranet helping to keep you informed
  • An employee recognition scheme

For our Social Workers, we offer more specific benefits like:

  • Generous annual leave provision (28 days, plus bank holidays)
  • Employee Assistance Programme – access to free support 24 hours a day
  • Payment for business mileage expenses (45p per mile)
  • Scalable retention payments to loyal social workers in specific teams after the first full year of employment, starting at £900 which increases during the first three years of service

Our Transfer of Care Teams also have a salary enhancement of up to 15%!

Please read our benefits brochure attached for more information.

About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we believe benefits our employees, the organisation and our communities. 

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.


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