Deputy Team Manager – Older People and Physical Disabilities Service Team – London Borough of Southwark

December 29, 2022
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Winlight Recruitment are currently working with London Borough of Southwark, who are looking for a Deputy Team Manager to work in the Older People and Physical Disabilities Service Team.

Experience from the following teams would strongly be recommended to apply:

  • Hospital Team
  • Adult Mental Health
  • Adult Safeguarding
  • Older People’s Team
  • Complex Needs Team

Your main roles will include:

  • Working with older adults and physically disabled people; including those with concurrent mental health and substance misuse needs
  • Undertaking Safeguarding enquiries as well as assessments and unscheduled reviews under the Care Act 2014, and multi-disciplinary input to Continuing Health Care processes
  • Chairing complex meetings as needed
  • Undertaking a light touch duty function on a rota basis with other D.T.M’s for urgent matters on cases not yet allocated/ where the allocated worker is absent.


  • Supportive and responsive management structure, with strong focus on supervision as a forum for enabling and facilitating reflective practice
  • Access to a broad range of on-site, Microsoft Teams led and e-learning training, tailored to support Continuing Professional Development requirements, and best practice in the delivery of strengths based statutory social care
  • Flexible working policy in place. Use of Team Oyster card for visits, without the need to pay and be reimbursed
  • Opportunities for transition to permanent contract, and subsequent opportunities to undertake further qualifications such as Practice Assessor, or Best Interests Assessor
  • Varied and challenging cases. The work completed within the team supports the ongoing development and experience of the members within

You will need to have:

  • Social Work Degree
  • Registered with Social Work England


  • Offer Competitive Pay up to £29.88 p/h
  • Claim Your Business Miles


If you are considering relocating or temporary lodging for this assignment you should be able to find accommodation for a low price.

If you are interested in this role or looking for a different role as a Team Manager in the UK or Channel Islands, please contact Marketing at

Working with Winlight Recruitment offers you a number of benefits including:

  • Your own dedicated specialist consultant
  • Access to the widest variety of Social Work jobs across the UK.
  • Prompt and Reliable Payroll.
  • Free DBS and Compliance Service