Team Manager Substance Misuse Services

Team Manager (Social Worker)

Southwark Adult Social Care (Substance Misuse):

Do you have what it takes to lead a forward thinking team that is committed to promoting new ways of supporting and engaging with people who misuse substances?

This is an exciting role that requires a candidate with excellent skills in communication, organisation and developing partnership working, with proven experience in leadership to help to continue to develop a high quality service for Southwark residents.

This post is responsible to Mental Health Service Managers. You will lead a team of Social Workers, Assistant Practitioners and Business Support. You will be based within a friendly, creative, collaborative and supportive department at our impressive offices in Camberwell.

The role will need to promote safe, innovative and creative approaches to meeting the needs of both service users and carers in line with best practice and quality assurance, alongside performance and budget management, and management oversight of resources and cases.

About you:

You will be a registered Social Worker and have experience of managing others within a health, adult social care and/or voluntary sector setting. You will have a genuine passion for the provision of high quality services and demonstrate a commitment to strengths based ways of working.

You will have awareness of current social care legislation and policy including safeguarding adults.

You will have understanding of the application of the principles of equality and diversity and implementing it in practice.

You will be a practical thinker and have the ability to manage demand while keeping the person at the centre of our strategic vision. We are looking for an innovative and experienced leader with the drive, resilience and creativity to help lead a busy team within a high performing inner London borough.

We welcome applicants who have lived/living experience.






Closing date: 11.59pm on 19th November 2023

Interview date: Week commencing 27th November 2023

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together programme. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.


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Salary: £48,747 - £55,845

Work Hours: Full-time

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Tooley Street SE1 2QH

Date Posted: 31/10/2023

Closing Date: 19/11/2023


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Southwark Council, 2nd Floor, 160 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TZ

You can use the contact form below for any questions- please mention the service you are interested in so we can direct your enquiry to the relevant team.

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Director of Adult Social Care