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Council Offices, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY
£44,295 - £46,850 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.


Adult and Learning Disability Social Work

Team Manager (2 posts)

35 hours per week
£44,295 - £46,850 (including Distant Islands Allowance)

Orkney Health and Care, as part of the wider Orkney Island Council management re-structure, are able to increase the management posts across services and exciting opportunities have arisen to enable the appointment of a number of Team Manager posts to support the various Social Work teams and Health and Community Care and Social Care services in Adult Services.

The Team Manager will support the Service Manager(s) in the day to day management of operational matters, focusing on quality, performance and improvement of service delivery and have input into strategic discussion and developments to commission and provide sustainable community based services.

The focus of which is on providing community-based rehabilitation and reablement supporting community based service to support people to be as independent in their own home as possible and preventing admission to an acute setting whether this be hospital or a residential service where at all possible.

This is an exciting time to join Orkney Health and Care and practice social work and/or provide services in a remote and rural community, with the challenges this brings as well as the creativity often required to meet needs and outcomes for individuals in receipt of services in island communities. It is therefore vital that applicants can evidence a record of success in the delivery of organisational change and partnership working and are solution focused with a need to be enthusiastic and highly motivated with an ability to demonstrate strong leadership qualities and management skills.
Orkney is rated as one of the best places to live in the UK and Orkney Islands Council will offer a re-location package.

You will be qualified in Social Work (degree, post graduate diploma or equivalent), other professional qualification e.g. Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy or SVQ4 in Health and Social Care and be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council or relevant professional body.

You should be able to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults and children.

For further information please contact: Cathy Martin, Service Manager, Adult, Mental Health & Learning Disability Social Work. Telephone: 01856 873535 or email: 

Closing Date: Sunday 19 February 2023

Please note that interview and relocation expenses will be paid for this post in accordance with Council Policy.