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Service Manager (Neighbourhoods Lead)

Gateway Family Services CIC is a leading provider of services to the health and social care sector. Our aim is to reduce inequalities in learning, employment and health.

Having recently secured work to provide a number of local Primary Care Networks with Social Prescribing Link Workers and to facilitate an element of the city’s Neighbourhood Network scheme there is a need for the creation of a new post to manage and deliver these new areas of work.

Position Title:                       Service Manager (Neighbourhoods Lead) 

Hours per week:                 Fulll Time (37 hours per week)

Salary:                                   £30,000 p.a.

Location:                              Working across Birmingham (based at Head Office in Edgbaston)

The Role: 

The Service Manager will manage our neighbourhood focused work including the delivery of Neighbourhood Network Scheme and Social Prescribing Link Workers.  Both services are in their infancy so there will be a need for development skills along with ensuring outcomes and targets are achieved.

You will also be responsible for managing a team of staff working at various levels ensuring that they are motivated to deliver the service and receive relevant training and support.  You will also develop the service, meet contractual targets and take decisive action where needed.

About You:

As a Service Manager you will have:

  • Strong people management experience, as the post holder will be responsible for a team of staff, most carrying a caseload and working in an outreach capacity
  • Experience of managing health, well being or social care services
  • A proven track record in building effective relationships with a range of professionals and services
  • An ability to make decisions and problem solve in relation to the services they are responsible for but also be able to contribute to decisions being made affecting the wider organisation

Applicants must be able to work flexibly including some evening and weekend working.

In Return:

As an employer the organisation is proud to offer a range of benefits to our staff including provision of workplace wellbeing support and activities, flexible working and a range of family friendly policies and subsidised parking.

To apply for the role, download the Application Form and Job description Neighbourhoods Lead

If you have any queries please contact Maxine or Jo on 0121 456 7820 or via email –  Completed application forms should also be sent to this address.  NB We do not accept CV’s

This post has been advertised previously.  Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 1st March 2020.  Interviews will take place on Friday 6th and Monday 9th March.

Job Vacancies: Social Prescribing Link Workers

Social prescribing is a way for local agencies to refer people to a link worker. Link workers give people time, focusing on ‘what matters to me’ and taking a holistic approach to people’s health and wellbeing. They connect people to community groups and statutory services for practical and emotional support.

Gateway Family Services, a local Community Interest Company, is working with a number of Primary Care Networks (PCNs) in Birmingham and North Solihull to recruit Social Prescribing Link Workers. Employed by Gateway Family Services, each Link Worker will be integrated into the wider multi-disciplinary team of a PCN. This is part of NHS England’s Long Term Plan, which commits to building the infrastructure for Social Prescribing in primary care.

Position Title: Social Prescribing Link Worker

Salary: £19,000 – £19,986

Hours per week:  We are looking to recruit three full time vacancies (part time will be considered)

Duration:  18 months fixed term

Location: Based in each PCN’s GP Surgeries, two Link Workers will cover the North Solihull area, whilst the other will cover parts of Central and South Birmingham.

The Link Worker will provide one-to-one support to people who are referred to them by GPs and the wider PCN team, helping them to increase their active involvement with their local communities. They may have issues such as debt, poor housing and physical inactivity, as well as loneliness, isolation and low level mental health concerns which affect their health and wellbeing.

The role will build trusting relationships with people, create a shared personalised care and support plan and connect them to community groups, VCSE organisations and other services. This approach particularly helps people with long term conditions (including poor mental health), people who are lonely or isolated, or who have complex social needs which affect their wellbeing.

You must be a good listener, have time for people and be committed to supporting local communities to care for each other. You should have experience of working positively with people facing complex social and emotional challenges. You must also have a good knowledge of the area in which you’ll be based and what groups, activities and services are available there. For the Birmingham post an ability to speak another community language, or languages, would be highly desirable.

Some weekend working will be required.

An interview is guaranteed to suitably qualified and experienced people with disabilities.

All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

To apply for the role, download the Application Form  and Job Description and Person Specification

If you would like to discuss the role further, telephone 0121 456 7820.

Deadline for applications will be Sunday 23rd February, 2020 with interviews planned for week beginning 2nd March 2020.