Head of Social Work

Band 8b

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Head of Social Work
Band 8b
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
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King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill
£53,561 - £64,686 per annum inc HCA
28/05/2018 23:59
Interview date

King’s College Hospital is looking to recruit a Head of Social Worker to lead and manage the Trust social worker team and be accountable for all the social workers across the Trust. Recruitment to this post is necessary to provide leadership and assurance for all social workers that work in or are based at King's College Hospital. The post-holder will be responsible for managing service level agreements for the professional management of Social Worker service from and to other Trusts, CCG’s and Health Authorities. The post-holder will lead the strategic planning and development of the Social Worker service and will be accountable to the Chief of Therapies, for the delivery of the Social Worker service offered to the Trust. The successful postholder will have a key role within the Trust and with partners in sustaining, supporting and developing both Adult and Children Safeguarding Board arrangements.

This is a full time post working Monday to Friday. Applicants should have the appropriate professional Social Worker qualification and have experience of partnership working, leading a team and representing services at a senior level.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Donna Greir on 0203 299 5135.