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Team Manager - Access and Older People Review Team

Job Introduction

Are you already working as a Team Manager in a Social Work Team or are you a self-motivated individual with some experience of leading a team in a front-line social work environment and seeking your next challenge?

If so, we’re seeking an enthusiastic individual to join us as a Team Manager in our Access and Older Peoples Review Team.

The Access and Older Peoples Review Team comprises of dedicated professionals who play a crucial role in helping older adults maintain their independence and quality of life. The team operates in a fast-paced environment where each day brings new opportunities to make a difference.

If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of individuals and possess the required skills and qualifications, we invite you to join us in our mission to provide exceptional care and support within a positive and nurturing work environment. Together, we can make a meaningful impact on the well-being of our community.

If you would like an informal conversation or to drop in and meet us before applying, you are encouraged to do so. Please contact Sandra Marques Ferreira on 07795 477 837 to arrange.

Personal Summary: Applicants are encouraged to complete the personal summary section of the application. This is your opportunity to showcase that you are ready to make a difference and take the next step in your career and join our dedicated team as a Team Manager.

Main Responsibility

  • As a Team Manager, you will lead and develop a team to meet the evolving needs of our service ensuring continuous improvement in meeting relevant health and adult social care national and local performance targets.
  • Providing visible leadership and direction, you will manage and supervise a team of social care professionals through regular supervision, appraisal and team meetings, delivering high-quality services to adults in need of support.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Thrives in a challenging environment.
  • Ideally you will have experience in working within a statutory setting.
  • Passionate about making a positive difference, supporting team development all whilst delivering exceptional care to our residents.
  • Collaboration is key, and a demonstrable experience in building strong relationships is essential.
  • Due to the requirement to work in different locations in Milton Keynes, access to own transport is essential.
  • Applications will only be considered from those who are qualified Social Workers as registration with Social Work England is mandatory.
  • Your Professional Development and Wellbeing: At Milton Keynes Adult Social Care Services we take pride in our supportive work culture and try to go that extra mile when it comes to investing in our colleagues.
  • Have a read of our Social Workers' testimonials and see for yourself. You can meet Poppy, our Principal Social Worker on our dedicated landing page for Social Workers. Specifically for managers, we offer training and development opportunities to enhance managerial skills and provide regular supervision sessions where managers can discuss workload, challenges and emotional support needs.
  • For this role you are required to have a full UK driving licence and provide evidence of your vehicle insurance with business cover and use of a vehicle. If you are successful, you will be required to supply evidence of your licence prior to starting the role.
  • Should you be offered the role, as part of the pre-employment checks an Enhanced DBS will be actioned for you (unless you are on the DBS Update Service).

Package Description

In addition to your salary, we offer a range of benefits including:

  • Great holiday benefits - most roles include 28 days annual leave every year on top of public (bank) holidays, increasing to 32 days after five years.  In addition, there is a holiday purchase scheme allowing staff to purchase up to 5 additional days of leave each year.
  • Excellent pension – everyone who works for us can join the national Local Government Pension Scheme, widely regarded as one of the best available.
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced maternity, adoption and paternity support and a childcare subsidy.
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits programme that includes a health cash plan, a low-cost bike purchase scheme as well as high street discounts and money off entertainment and travel.
  • Blue Light Card - employees working within social care can qualify for an additional range of discounts from national retailers and local businesses.

Our roles are either designated ‘site based’ or ‘home based’. ‘Site based’ roles can include up to two days a week working from home whilst ‘home based’ roles are based at home four days a week.  Of course, managers designate which category roles are in based on the needs of the service and the circumstances.

About The Organisation

Milton Keynes City Council is a large, modern and financially stable employer with around 2,500 people working across our eight areas. Together we provide local residents and businesses with a wide range of important round-the-clock services and aim to make our city a better place to live.

We work hard because of the demands placed on us, like protecting children from harm or preventing homelessness. However, working for the city is always rewarding and everyone has the opportunity to make a real difference. 

We’re very proud of our diversity and are committed to having a workforce that reflects the community we serve. Whatever your background, you will be welcome here if you share our values of being dedicated, respectful and collaborative.

We offer great training and support and because of the size and scale of the organisation there are always new opportunities to explore when it’s time for a new role.

If you’d like to know more about how we do things and what matters to us, take a look at our short booklet What makes us Milton Keynes City Council.


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