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Assistant Service Manager x2 job with London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of W

  1. Are you looking for a rewarding and exciting opportunity to progress your career?

  1. Do you thrive working as part of a fast paced, multi-disciplinary health and social care team?

  1. Are you interested in care that makes a difference to the community?

Delivering the best for residents” is our vision in Adult Social Care across Richmond and Wandsworth Councils.

Above all, we promote wellbeing and supporting residents to remain active in their communities and to retain their independence for as long as possible.

We are looking for two Assistant Service Managers, in two of our Hospital Social Work teams, who will share our values and vision for integrating health and social care and discharge to assess services.

These management positions are in two of our Hospital Social Work teams:

  1. Richmond Response & Rehabilitation Team (RRRT)

  1. Wandsworth (St George’s Hospital Team).

Richmond Response and Rehabilitation Team (RRRT)

RRRT is a well established and integrated health and social care team, where we work collaboratively to achieve an excellent service for our residents in Richmond. Working across several NHS acute hospital Trusts and community health services, we deliver high quality, effective outcomes though working and supporting each other, within a committed dedicated team.

St Georges Hospital is based in Tooting Broadway and is home to one the busiest A&E Department in Britain, as featured on Channel 4’s, ‘24 Hours in A&E’. Our social work team is at the heart of this demanding and diverse hospital. We have a pivotal role in supporting Wandsworth residents, their families, and our health partners. We work within a Discharge to Assess Model, across a multi disciplinary team, to support safe discharges from hospital.

We are committed to positive outcomes, ensuring that our residents receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

The Assistant Service Manager role will appeal to someone seeking to enhance their current skills and experience of leading and inspiring a team, with the potential for career progression into senior management. You will be creative in managing our successful teams, helping us to deliver safe and well-co-ordinated hospital discharges. You will oversee the effective management of hospital discharges from acute and non-acute settings and quickly build positive working relationships with our Health and community partners.

Our service delivers positive outcomes 7 days a week and work often involves responding to a change in circumstances, so the ability to think be quickly, be decisive and act calmly is required. The successful candidates will deliver effective risk management, using their knowledge of legislation and guidance in relation to hospital discharge and continuing health care.

We are looking for:

  1. An innovative and dynamic social care manager with experience of managing people

  1. Strong supportive leadership with excellent communication and IT skills

  1. The ability to embrace change, whilst maintaining quality practice and performance

  1. The ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with Health partners and organisations

  1. A commitment to equality diversity and inclusion and resilient approach

  1. An ability to embed statutory functions under the Care Act 2014 and in accordance with the Inter-Agency Policy and Procedures for Safeguarding Adults

We can offer you:

  1. An open and supportive management structure

  1. Training opportunities to develop your career

  1. Supportive regular supervision

  1. Flexible working arrangements

The successful candidate will be a registered social worker with Social Work England.

This post is subject to a DBS check.

For any further information on these posts please contact:

Charlotte Appleton for Wandsworth (St George’s Hospital Team) on


Angela Kelly for Richmond (RRRT) on

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.