Assistant Team Manager – Transition Team – Guildford, Surrey

Assistant Team Manager – Transition Team

Surrey County Council

Guildford, Surrey


Assistant Team Manager – Transition Team



Salary:£46,634 per annum

Category:Social Work – Adults

Contract type:Permanent

Working hours:36 hours per week

Posted on:27 February 2023

Closing date:26 March 2023

Directorate:Health,Wellbeing & ASC

Location:Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ

About the role

The starting salary for this role is £46,634 per annum, working 36 hours per week.

"You feel that you're really making a difference, it's really empowering and rewarding. That's what gets me out of bed in the morning" – Lizzie Knight, Assistant Team Manager

Here at Surrey, our overarching aim is to provide a smooth, well-planned transition into young adulthood for the families we support, ensuring that there is no one left behind.

We are excited to currently be seeking an Assistant Team Manager (qualified Social Worker or Occupational Therapist) to join our amazing Transition Team.

This role is incredibly rewarding and we are confident that, with strong support from your team, your career will go from strength to strength, meaning you will end each day with the satisfaction that you are making a difference.

About Us

The Transition Team, with offices based in Woking and Redhill, is a countywide service for young people aged between 14 and 25. We aim to give them the confidence and environment to control their life outcomes and aspirational goals that will support them into employment pathways, independent living and meaningful occupation.

About the Role

As an Assistant Team Manager, you will support the day to day running of a busy, dynamic team, effectively prioritising daily challenges and expectations. You will support the Team Manager to deliver high quality personalised adult social care and support timely, aspirational transition of young people into their adult lives. Additionally, a key accountability of the role is developing staff practice ensuring the team you work within is the best it can be.

We understand the challenges of day-to-day frontline social work and have put tools in place to improve your work/life balance and make day-to-day tasks more manageable. We have created an environment to put you in the best place to do your work in a more agile way, working from home, office, or other locations as appropriate.

Applicants must also hold a valid Driving License and have use of a car.

About You

In order to be considered for shortlisting for this role, we would love to hear about;

  • Your professional social work, occupational therapy, nursing, or other relevant allied health qualification, have completed any post qualification practice or training requirements, and have current professional registration with their relevant registration authority.
  • Your excellent communication skills that enable you to successfully manage a team and develop effective relationships, both internal and external.
  • Your post qualification experience, including experience in a social care setting, and your excellent understanding of the social care, health, and specialist education agendas.
  • Examples of when you have provided effective professional supervision to less experienced colleagues. You must also be able to demonstrate a track record in inter-agency partnership working.
  • Strong commitment to achieving positive, strengths-based outcomes that promote maximum community inclusion, and personal choice and control.

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

For more information, please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.

Job details

Additional information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 26/03/2023.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

Contact details

For an informal discussion please contact Gareth Owen by e-mail at [email protected] or Sally Graham at [email protected].

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefitsfor Surrey County Council staff.


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