Team Manager CTLD & Transitions (141418)
£39,177 - £41,967 PO5
ID Ref. No.


Health and Wellbeing

Community Learning Disabilities



PO5:  £39,961 - £42,806 pa

3 x 37 hour posts
(2 x CTLD)
(1 x Transitions)

Established Posts


Based at Britannia House

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.  

The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.


Bradford Council Department of Health & Well Being is undergoing an exciting period of transformation and change as we implement our vision for wellbeing in Bradford and District – Home First.  We have a strong vision for social work which recognises that the service is at the heart of our Home First vision.  Our Transforming Lives partnership vision is to develop an approach which spans the life course, planning for fulfilling and productive lives.  To further strengthen our social work service, following the retirement of the current post holder, we are now seeking to appoint on an interim basis for 6 months a Service Manager for our Community Learning Disabilities Team to lead on a change programme in this area.

With a strong and unshakable belief that social work is human rights, you will understand that whilst the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards are about protecting Article 5 ECHR rights, it is Article 8, the right to a private and family life, which defines good social work practice.  You will want to practice in a setting where your colleagues believe that people are happiest and at their most healthy and safe when they are at home, surrounded by people they love and who love them. You will be a qualified, HCPC registered Social Worker and ideally a Best Interest Assessor or Approved Mental Health Profession.  You will have a good working knowledge of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the implications of the Law Commission Report on the Mental Capacity Act and the DoLS.   You will have a working knowledge and understanding of Section 117 and the NHS National Framework for Continuing Health Care. 

Our Community Learning Disabilities Team provides a social work response to adults with learning disabilities and who require creative and imaginative solutions to maintain their independence. Drawing on solutions which are based in the heart of communities and centred on providing support which is strength based in its approach you shall be a relational practitioner who achieves positive outcomes which enable people to remain at home with support from their natural networks of support.

As Team Manager, you will report to the Service Manager in managing a team of Social Workers and Community Care Officers.  You will have experience of providing management and leadership to other social workers.  You will have good case based critical reasoning skills and will be able to evidence your social work values in action through how you routinely in your practice uphold people’s wishes, feeling and beliefs in keeping with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into practice for front line social workers. 

For further information regarding this post please contact Rob Mitchell Principal Social Worker   

An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.

Closing Date:   Midnight Sunday 15th July 2018

Please find attached the Job Profile:  Team Manager CTLD - JP.docx