Social Work Head of Service - Adults Learning Disability Team

Location Sutton
Job type Contract
Salary £500 per day
Reference 165256

Sanctuary Personnel, an award-winning and renowned Recruitment Agency is looking for an experienced and dedicated Social Work Head of Service to work full-time based in Sutton, within the Adults Learning Disability Team.

The pay rate for this locum Head of Service job is £500 per day and is a 3-month contract.


  • Ensure that transition and adult social work and a specialist learning disabilities health team, work together to provide a person centered, cost effective and seamless service for people with learning disabilities that promotes independence, choice and control

  • Be part of the adult senior management team and will report to the Assistant Director of Adult Social Services

  • Play an important role in a range of core business activity

  • Contribute to development and Implementation of Sutton’s Learning Disability strategy Statutory duties arising from the Care Act, Children Act, Mental Capacity Act, Children and Families Act, Carers Act and CSDPA (as they apply to children), Short Breaks regulations, and Mental Health Act

  • Effective implementation of Adult safeguarding

  • Assessment of need and support planning which meets needs and makes best use of local resources, including NHS continuing care

  • Reducing health inequalities through support to local health services to make reasonable adjustments for people with learning disabilities, including through LeDeR reviews

  • Re-commissioning supported living services for adults

  • Delivering the local service requirements of Transforming Care

  • Joint commissioning of educational placements with education and the local CCG

  • Communication and engagement with parents and carers, children, young people and adults with learning disabilities

  • Complete the transformation of the Adult LD service

  • Deliver the improvement plan for the LD Clinical Health Team

Requirements of the Head of Service:

  • Degree or equivalent in Social Work

  • Current Social Work England registration

  • Experienced and motivated leader committed to meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities in Sutton

  • Be able to work across both children’s and adult services and with multiple agencies and functions, including Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, health services, contracts and commissioning and with service providers

  • Be able to involve, support and work with parents and with people with disabilities

  • Be a skilled strategist, able to spot opportunities in the recent Special Educational Needs and Disabilities inspection action plan and in Sutton Council’s introduction of outcome based commissioning, to lead social services for people with disabilities in Sutton forwards

  • Experience of managing registered providers, working with health partners and experience with Learning Disabilities

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll

  • Free DBS and compliance service

  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies

  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive social work knowledge

  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each social worker you refer who we successfully place after 100 hours of work has been completed

  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us

  • Clinical governance support with a specialist safeguarding team

  • In-house payroll system

  • Free digital copy of the Social Work News Magazine


This Head of Service job is advertised by Billy Holland; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.