At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.
With a little over 207,000 residents and 8,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.
What is the purpose of Adult Social care from a service user perspective?
Help me, when I need it, to live the life I want to live.
The Portsmouth City Council Carers Service is part of Adult Social Care and provides support to carers who look after someone in an unpaid capacity where that person couldn’t cope without the support. We support carers to care in a way that they choose through things such as help to get a break, information and advice, emotional support and emergency planning. We are a prevention and early intervention service, helping carers to live as independently as possible and prevent crisis.
The Service also works with partners across the city from the statutory, community and private sectors to improve the identification of and support for carers regardless of what services they are interacting with.
Your New Role
This role takes a lead on elements of partnership working with specific teams and organisations to improve the identification of carers and support the development of carer friendly communities and services. This may involve project management, supervising and task managing staff. You will also undertake Carers Assessments and support planning with carers in a carer led way.
What you’ll need to succeed
You will need to demonstrate experience of working in a health or social care related field, as well as excellent communication skills including an ability to present information in a variety of formats. You should have a good understanding of the issues affecting carers in Portsmouth and understanding of the challenges of carer identification. You should demonstrate the ability to effect change to improve services. Experience of project work will benefit you in this role and you should have creative skills enabling you to promote new and innovative ways. You should demonstrate your ability to provide support to people and a flexible approach to assessments.
What you’ll get in return
As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. Annual leave starts at 26 days going up to 30 days and staff discounts for travel and local shops. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career.
To make sure your application is above the rest and for full job details, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role and you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. If you wish to send a CV, please consider a cover letter outlining why you are the perfect candidate for this position.
We look forward to speaking with you soon.