Of course, integration with health is a key priority –
and being surrounded by water means that we really have to invest in making
relationships and care pathways work effectively – as our residents cannot
easily, or cheaply, go elsewhere. We have recently published our single Health
and Care Plan for the IoW. Our Integrated Locality Services work effectively in
avoiding attendance at A&E and “admission” (be that hospital or a care
home). Equally, we are integrating care management with health across mental
health and learning disabilities – and the plan is also to fully integrate
commissioning budgets in these areas.
Very importantly, Care Close to Home has enabled additional
investment in our workforce – filling gaps in our previous learning and
development offer and ensuring that we support colleagues to keep abreast of
best practice from elsewhere and research findings by our active membership of
Research in Practice for Adults. We have so much more to do and we need a visionary,
talented Practice Development Lead to join us.
I am looking for someone who is as excited as I was when
I joined the IoW almost three years ago to be part of something very special.
We may be small, but our ambition is to be a national exemplar of best practice
and to support the people we serve to live independent, fulfilling lives.
Working for a small Council, you will need to be flexible
as we do not have the depth and breadth of management tiers that exist in
larger Councils: but, for the right candidate, that will be a draw, not a
disincentive. - Dr Carol Tozer, Director of Adult Social Services
We are looking forward to receiving your application if
you have what it takes to make a difference and share our vision and values.
For those considering relocating, we offer a generous relocation package. For
those who decide to commute daily, we can reimburse travel costs.
For further information or an informal discussion, you
can either can call me on (01983) 821 000 extension 6792 or email me on
Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council
and living on the Island here.
This council and its schools recruit according to the
council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and
volunteers to share in this commitment.
The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from
discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we
provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different
needs of our employees.
The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities
employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds
and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.
In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a
Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets
the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared
themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview
within the council.
In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further
communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This
means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of
the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful
on this occasion.