Direct Payments Manager PO3 TEMP
Bursting with culture, energy and opportunity, Waltham Forest is a place people want to live, raise a family and start a business. It’s also a fantastic place to work as we provide key services and deliver exciting programmes that improve the lives of our residents including the Mayor of London’s first-ever Borough of Culture. Waltham Forest was the MJ Local Authority of the Year 2019 so expect high standards. Ensuring that we spend our resources well for the benefit of our residents is also hugely important to us.
To be eligible for this exciting new role you will have a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the relevant legislation, policy and practice for Direct Payments.
With a proven track record in successfully delivering against finance-related targets and fulfilling your duty as a guardian of the public purse, you will work collaboratively to ensure the team achieves its objectives. You will have some experience in managing teams and budgets, most likely within an adult social care setting alongside a good understanding of policy, best practice, cost drivers, risks and opportunities.
You will support with development of key performance indicators and ensure that the relevant policies and procedures are followed in relation to Direct Payments. You will assist with identifying changes needed across systems and services and help put in place processes and procedures to enable change to be effectively made.
Please note that this role is a 12-month fixed-term contract that will be reviewed.
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.
We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.
The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives:
- Promoting equality of opportunity
- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.
- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.
Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.
To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting.
The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy
How to apply
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