The Isle of Wight Council is looking to recruit a new Nominated Individual to oversee and provide operational management to our 7 Internal CQC registered services for adults. The Nominated Individual will not only be our key link with the Care Quality Commission but will be part of the leadership team within the Adult Social Care and Housing Needs Directorate, leading our inspirational Adult Social Care and Housing Needs teams and we want you to consider us for your next step!
Here on the Island, we strive to ‘be the best we can be for our community’, with our team of talented Social Care professionals leading the way. Our workforce really is a ‘family at work’ as we care for our colleagues and our community. Our local efforts are frequently recognised nationally with Isle of Wight Council staff and services receiving national recognition and with examples of our success being written up as an exemplar of good practice.
We don’t try to hide the fact that Adult Social Care is a demanding and challenging service area to deliver. We face the same daily challenges as our counterparts around the UK (plus very specific obstacles due to our unique location) but here on this beautiful Island we can promise that you’ll be leading the most incredible team, whilst working in a welcoming and interesting rural / coastal community. If you live and work here, you’ll have access to the wonderful lifestyle and community benefits our unique location offers.
Our beautiful beaches and areas of outstanding natural beauty won’t make your work any less complex, but they certainly help when you want to switch off at the end of each day.
As our Nominated Individual, you will be responsible for the day-to-day activity and strategic oversight of our 7 internal CQC registered services for adults, this includes 2 x reablement care homes, 2 x small residential care homes for people with learning disabilities, a respite centre, our outreach reablement team delivering home support and our shared lives services.
· Perform the functions required by the Care Quality Commission of the Nominated Individual on behalf of the council and be the main point of contact with the Care Quality Commission regarding the councils internally delivered regulated activity
· Be responsible for supervising the way that regulated activity is managed at the councils care homes, reablement provision and domiciliary care/outreach services
· Need to have a detailed understanding of the Care Quality Commission and legal requirements for regulated services
· Be able to support the development of systems and processes to ensure that the CQC’s fundamental standards are met, and the existing services continue on their journey to achieving a rating of ‘outstanding’ with the CQC
· Provide a focus on key values, attitudes skill and knowledge for all staff within internal regulated services to ensure provision of the best possible care for local people
· Be capable of motivating your team to embed good and best practice in everyday service delivery
· Line manage the services Registered Manages and maintain oversight of operational delivery in all CQC registered services
Our focus is on helping local people to use their own strengths in designing their care and support – supporting people to maintain the maximum level of independence possible (and here on the Island we have a vibrant and committed voluntary and community sector who support us with this work). It is essential that you are bale to promote this aim within our internal services.
Our expectations are high. We need an engaging an inspirational Nominated Individual, with a passion for supporting our community, to continue this good work and press forward with effective, innovative service solutions. We want someone who is just as ambitious about the outcomes delivered to the people who need us, as they are about their own career development and the development of our staff team – because we see these as being intrinsically intertwined.
As well as being a great place to work we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package, including:
· 31 days annual leave per annum plus public holidays.
· Agile and flexible working policies to make your role work for you.
· Local Government pension scheme.
· Solent ferry travel discounts across all services.
· Local and national staff discount and benefits schemes.
· Cycle to work and staff parking permit scheme.
· Discounted local sports and leisure gym membership.
· Access to private health care packages.
PLUS: If you are considering a move here to the Isle of Wight, we may also be able to support you with up to £8,000 as a relocation package.
You can read about the Isle of Wight Council Corporate Plan here
HOW TO APPLY:
Your application should consist of:
· Completed council’s on-line application form being sure to include your supporting statement under the ‘additional information’ section.
· Equality Monitoring Form (found in the Job Pack)
· Declaration of Criminal Offences Form (found in the Job Pack)
Please note, it is essential in your application form that you give evidence or examples of your experience and achievements, addressing the appointment criteria listed in the Job Summary.
For those candidates invited for interview, these responses will be further developed and discussed together with the criteria listed in the Job Summary.
Finally, please ensure that you have included appropriate contact numbers, as well as any dates when you will not be available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable.
Please state on your application email if you have a disability and if you will need any special arrangements for any part of this selection process.
For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Laura Gaudion at 01983 821000 ext. 6337 or Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE: Out of Hours Standby and Call Out
You will be required to take part in the Out of Hours Stand-by Duty Rota as and when requested by management. Standby and call out duties are paid in accordance with the IWC Terms and Conditions 2012 document.
Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.
A relocation scheme of up to £8,000 is available to new employees subject to qualifying criteria. Further details are available upon request.
The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. 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, who is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.
If you have difficulty completing your online application or if you need further information about how to apply, telephone 01983 823134 or email email@example.com. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.
We often receive a high volume of applicants for our vacancies. 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. If unsuccessful, we actively encourage you to revisit our job pages and apply to alternate posts that may be suitable.