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Head of Social Care

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
£75,853 to £86,574 a year pa inc
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Social Care role in Bromley due to the retirement of the existing post holder. We are looking for someone to join our leadership team who will work in partnership with the senior management team at the London Borough of Bromley. The role provides the opportunity to provide strategic and operational direction to a range of mental health teams including ensuring that all relevant Locality Authority legislative responsibilities are addressed within the services.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will ensure that there are effective operational links between Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust and London Borough of Bromley to deliver national and local performance and service delivery requirements.

The post holder will provide professional leadership for mental health social work and social care staff and ensure that all relevant Locality Authority legislative responsibilities are addressed within Bromley Mental Health Services.

The post holder must have significant senior level experience of delivering clinical/social care services experience of multi professional collaboration at a senior level and experience of working collaboratively with other organisations.

About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're Fair
  • We Listen
  • We Care

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key Task and Responsibilities
  • Be a member of the Oxleas Community Mental Health Management Team and, together with other senior managers and professional, play a key role in the development of policies and business plans.
  • Provide professional advice on the statutory duties relating to social care under the Mental Health Act 1983/Mental Act 2007 and other relevant health and social care legislation.
  • To lead and overall responsibility for Mental Health Social Care services within Oxleas.
  • To ensure that all health and social care staff across Bromley teams have due regards to social care issues and that policy and guidance reflects this perspective.
  • To develop work practices and procedures that enable responsive, timely and cost-effective services.
  • Will represent Bromley at MAPPA meetings where required.
  • Ensure safeguarding is championed across Bromley services.
  • Link with other Heads of Service across the ADASS region.

Person Specification



  • Appropriate social work qualification
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Appropriate management training/qualification or equivalent proven work experience within a social work setting
  • Doctorate level or equivalent management qualification or equivalent experience.



  • Significant senior level experience of delivering clinical/social care services.
  • Experience of multi professional collaboration at a senior level.
  • Experience of working collaboratively with other organisations.

Knowledge and Skills


  • An understanding of the principles of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act, Safeguarding procedure and other relevant legislation and guidance.
  • Ability to manage and implement change and effect 'joined up working' across professional groups and in different organisations

Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust


Memorial Hospital

Shooters Hill


SE18 3RG

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