How you'll make a difference

As the Policy Officer you will make a difference by supporting Adult social care with monitoring and managing strategic, operational and policy implementation and achievement of targets within the service area for Adult Social Care.  You will ensure that the Adult Social Care service is compliant with our statutory duties under the Care Act and other key legislation.

What you will be doing

  • On a daily basis you will review and refresh existing policies and procedures within scheduled review periods or in response to changes in legislation. 
  • It will be your responsibility to consult with service users; carers and multi agencies (ie: health and voluntary sector) to assist in developing processes and procedures.
  • You will need to provide information for public access with regards to accessibility and clarity of language and target audiences.
  • A considerable part of this role you will coordinate performance monitoring of all Adult Social Care services plans and policies as appropriate.  
  • Within the role you will develop and implement online toolkits and resources to support new services
  • You will be required to attend meetings with stakeholders and local providers at alternative locations.

What we need from you

  • It is essential that you have a degree in relevant professional disciplines (e.g. DipSW, CQSW, CSS, Occupational Therapy).
  • We will require you to have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Care Act; Mental Capacity Act, Human Rights Act and other relevant legislation
  • You will have the ability to undertake and evaluate research and reports and disseminate the same to target audiences.
  • You will have experience of coordinating specialist projects, programmes and activities. 
  • You will be a skilled communicator, used to working together with and influencing colleagues and partners at all levels. 
  • Ideally, you will have experience of working within adult social care

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

  • We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.  
  • What’s special here is the strength of the team ethos. We are a relatively small local authority, so managers know staff well. They can plan their services to ensure teams have manageable caseloads and have effective supervision so feel supported to make decisions which are right for the people you are working with.  
  • As part of our benefits package you will receive generous annual leave (pro rata), employee wellbeing support and you will have access to a range of staff discounts, including eye tests, travel, shopping and leisure activities 

  • We recognise that our diverse team of skilled and dedicated people make us a great place to work. We welcome applications from everyone and ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and developed on the basis of their merits and abilities.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.   

  • We're building and shaping communities which people are proud of  
  • We're working with the most vulnerable in our community to help them achieve what they want in life  
  • We're investing in our schools to ensure every child and young person in South Gloucestershire achieves their full potential.   

We've achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.  

We’re making a difference, be part of it!  
 

This is a limited term contract until 31st January 2025

For further information please contact Hannah Scaife, Principal Social Worker ([email protected] or 01454 866352)

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