Health & Adult Social Care Operations Manager

Posted on 4 August 2022 Apply
  • Directorate BHCC: Health & Adult Social Care
  • Salary £41,591 - £44,624
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date Apply by 18 August 2022


Bartholomew House

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
  • Closing date
    18 August 2022
  • Job category
    Social Work - Adults
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

We are recruiting 2 Operations Managers to work as part of the Health & Adult Social Care management team, and in partnership with other council departments, health and community & voluntary sector organisations to provide a responsive and high-quality Adult Social Care service to deliver our statutory duties in relation to adults with care and support needs and their carers.

We have 1 permanent post and 1 fixed-term (until 31/03/2024) post available.

The fixed-term role is available as a secondment to internal applicants in line with our secondment policy.

Interview date: 24 & 25 August

For an informal discussion, please contact Katy Razavi - General Manager on 07584580997

About the role

About Us

We have a permanent role in our Community Localities team.

Our newly formed Community Localities team support adults with a diverse range of needs such as physical disabilities, long-term conditions, acquired brain injury, low level mental health needs, dementia and substance misuse.

This is an exciting time to join the service and help develop our locality-based model of working through close partnership working with housing, health, community and voluntary sector partners.

We have a fixed-term role as part of the Changing Futures project.

The Changing Futures project is at the forefront of innovative, person-centred, multi-disciplinary working, striving to provide a pioneering multi-disciplinary assessment and support service working holistically with people in our city who have multiple and compound need including mental ill health, homelessness and eligible care needs arising from substance use.

This is an exciting opportunity to manage and develop a new team where you will be working alongside colleagues in nursing, homelessness prevention, mental health, psychology and social work. We believe that, working together we can make a real difference to people in this truly integrated model of service.   

If you have a preference for a particular role, please make this clear in your application.

About you

You must be a qualified Social Worker and be registered with Social Work England.

As an Operations Manager you will need to be confident in working within, and advising staff on key areas of legislation such as the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and Mental Health Act.

We are looking for someone who has high professional standards, who can support and challenge existing practice and processes in order to deliver the best outcomes for the residents of Brighton & Hove.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Significant post-qualifying experience in a relevant service area
  • Experience of working within and/or managing staff in a multidisciplinary setting
  • Excellent people and performance management skills
  • Experience of managing budgets

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.

*For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (



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