Change and Practice Development Manager

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£48,600 - £58,893
Greater London
Job Type
Full Time

In this role you will be responsible for developing, managing and driving forward the plan for the continuous transformation and improvement of the Adults Social Care service in line with local and national strategies such as the Richmond and Wandsworth Shared Services Arrangements (SSA), the Care Act, the Adult Social Care Reform White Paper and Quality Assurance Framework.

You will maintain oversight of all Adults Social Care initiatives and projects, identifying interdependencies, overlaps and conflicts between operational initiatives to ensure strategic alignment for the division.

About the role 

You will lead on the delivery of change and best practice development and support the framework & governance for continual improvement in operational delivery of services. You will play a key role in service improvement and the implementation of change programmes.

Key functions of the role include:

To develop and lead the plan for the continuous transformation and improvement of Adult Social Care Services, working closely with the Principal Social Worker and Senior Managers to develop best practice, producing reports and updates as required.

To work with other senior managers to embed a culture of continuous improvement, learning and development.

To work with individual teams identifying areas of excellence to be disseminated more widely across the service.

To work creatively with teams to develop high standards of delivery

For an informal discussion regarding the role please contact Bambie Maxwell, Principal Social Worker, on 0208 871 5138 or

Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

A relevant professional qualification in social work 

A management/leadership qualification, e.g. ILM

Basic knowledge of Project Management principles and processes

Demonstrable experience in leading the implementing change within the workplace, e.g. implementation of new processes and/or practices in a team or across a division or organization

Strong communication skills both verbal and written e.g. able to produce clear and concise reports and letters.

The ability to present project information clearly and succinctly including progress, risks & issues clearly for a range of audiences.

Closing Date:  Sunday 2 June 2024

Shortlisting Date: w/c Monday 3 June 2024

Interview Date: w/c Monday 10 June 2024

Test/Presentation: There will be a presentation

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. This campaign is anonymised.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. 

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts may be exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan.  

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This role expires 10/06/2024.
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