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Team Manager – Peripatetic Team (Adults) – Ref 6386


  • Full time
  • 2024-06-16
  • £42,403 - £46,464 a year
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 200524-50303

Devon County Council is seeking a dynamic and innovative Team Manager for our Peripatetic Team within Adult Social Care.


This team comprises Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, and Social Care Assessors, all working in a flexible and rotational capacity to provide essential support across various teams in Adult Health and Social Care.


What is the Peripatetic Team?

Our Peripatetic Team offers county-wide support to address service needs such as increased workloads and staff vacancies. Team members typically rotate every three months, providing a diverse and enriching work experience. This structure includes two Team Managers, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Social Care Assessors, and newly qualified staff, all practicing in a peripatetic capacity.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and supervise a team of social care professionals, ensuring effective caseload oversight and leadership.
  • Provide county-wide support, stepping in to address increased workloads and vacancies across various teams.
  • Conduct needs assessments for adults with a wide range of disabilities and health conditions, producing outcome-focused care plans.
  • Perform Safeguarding Enquiries, undertake Mental Capacity Act Assessments, and make Best Interest decisions.
  • Employ a strengths-based, person-centred approach in all aspects of work.
  • Support service development by taking on roles such as placement supervisor, peer supervisor, and mentor for newly qualified staff.


About You:

  • We are looking for a confident, adaptable Social Worker who thrives on change and is willing to undertake rotations across different teams in Devon, including community, hospital, and specialist teams.
  • You should be innovative, supportive, and committed to developing your skills and those of your team.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified Social Worker, Occupational Therapist or Nurse with extensive experience in Adult Social Care.
  • Strong leadership and supervisory skills, with a proven ability to manage a diverse team.
  • Excellent assessment skills and experience in safeguarding, risk management, and producing care plans.
  • Knowledge of the Mental Capacity Act and experience in making Best Interest decisions.
  • A creative thinker with a strengths-based, person-centred approach to social care.


What we can offer you:

  • We are committed to your continuous professional development, doing all we can to help you to get the most from your career. You will receive excellent support and supervision, with regular opportunities to discuss and reflect on your practice, both with your line manager and peers.
  • We offer 26 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, rising incrementally to 31 days after 5 years’ service.
  • Flexible working opportunities are available, these include part-time hours, flexitime, compressed working hours and homeworking (this is subject to the needs of the role – please discuss at further at interview)
  • Offer an opportunity to enter a generous Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • As a place to live and work, Devon is hard to beat with top-performing schools, universities, vibrant cities, pretty villages and some of the most scenic coast and countryside in the UK. Living and working in Devon as a Team Manager has never been more attractive.
  • If you are looking to make the move to Devon, subject to qualifying conditions, relocation support of up to £10,000, may be available.
  • Visa sponsorship may also be offered as part of the relocation support package, terms and conditions apply.


For further information on this role, please contact Wendy Price at

Does the job role include personal care?: No

Essential details:

Please click here to see the Job Description

  • DCC embraces the positive benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to providing an environment that is inclusive and safe. We welcome applications from people who share our commitment to stop discrimination, challenge inequality and promote diversity across Devon. More information can be found on our Equality and Diversity webpages.
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working - The Council offers flexible working arrangements in terms of when and where people work e.g. hybrid working, part-time, condensed hours etc.
  • We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
  • This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.
  • This role requires a DBS disclosure.

Job location

Various locations across Devon

Job category

Managerial, Social worker - Adult


Devon County Council Local government

Type of organisation

Public Sector


Health and social care

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