Memory Unblocker

‘Lullabies of Birdland’. It’s understandable if you can’t remember it. It was released in 1954. But for a dementia sufferer, this could be more than an old record. It might be the one thing that helps them remember. It takes time to discover the details that matter. And it takes focus to help the person behind the condition. So at Rutland, we pride ourselves on committed, continuous care.  We get closer.

We get closer to service users. Our social workers see cases through from referral to resolution. And they get closer to the big decisions. They lead strategy, policy and operations and orchestrate partners to deliver services. All with the support of an open, encouraging team. We may be England’s smallest council, but as the Rutland motto goes: ‘multum in parvo’. We deliver ‘much in little’.

“We are looking for a particular mindset in those joining our team: solution-focused and highly motivated by the challenge of carrying a complex portfolio of responsibilities”

Dr Tim O’Neill
Director of People / Deputy Chief Executive

Councillor Alan Walters
Portfolio Holder for Health and Adult Social Care

Social Worker / Care Manager – Prevention and Safeguarding

Whilst we do not have any vacancies in this team currently, here is some more information about this role

£23,866 - £34,106 plus up to £3,000 market supplement

You will undertake social care assessments (including complex cases) and short term case work assessments requiring low level/preventative support.  You will triage referrals and where appropriate provide a rapid response where enquiries indicate a level of risk - using your professional experience to make decisions that uphold autonomy whilst recognising the social work role for safe intervention.

And above all, you’ll help vulnerable adults, carers and communities to express their needs and make informed decisions.   To maximise the choice, control and independence of service users wherever possible by creating appropriate and responsive support plans in line with the personalisation of care services agenda and the implementation of self-directed support services.

If you would like to be informed if a vacancy does arise in this team, please register your details on the Apply page. 


Social Worker/Care Manager – Long Term and Review

£23,866 - £34,106 pro-rata for 18.5 hours per week

plus up to £3,000 market supplement (also pro-rata) for qualified social workers

Our Adult Social Care teams are leading the way in health and social care integration, ensuring the services we deliver meet the needs of our service users in a fully personalized and joined up way. With continually evolving services, this is a great opportunity to join a nationally recognized and committed team.

Who you are… Passionate about providing and developing excellent services, you will be comfortable building relationships with those needing long term support to manage complex needs, or with those with learning disabilities to enable them to lead fulfilling lives. Working in a person centred way will be second nature, as will ensuing cases are monitored and concerns acted on.

What we need from you… With previous experience working in Adult Social Care, you will understand the processes and legislation behind our work, but just as importantly you will support service user’s involvement throughout the assessment process, creating plans in partnership with them, their carers and other agencies as necessary.

To ensure we offer a holistic service, we would like to hear from qualified Social Workers and other professionals with a relevant Level 4 qualification or equivalent such as Nurses or Occupational Therapists to work in the team as a Care Manager.

The closing date for applications will be the 19th October 2018 and interviews will take place on Monday 29th October 2018 – to apply: visit to apply, alternatively you can contact one of the HR team for an application pack, email: or call 01527 722 577.

Assistant Care Manager (Review)

£21,074 - £25,463, Fixed term role for up to 12 months

Who you are… Passionate about ensuring adults within the community are supported with the appropriate care packages to maximise their independence, as you recognise the benefits this has on their lives, and those of their families. You will positively embrace working within an enthusiastic, busy and forward thinking team that prides itself in the excellent service we provide. Empathetic and able to communicate with customers, carers and professional to ensure the best possible outcomes for those you work with.

What we need from you… With experience of carrying out assessments and reviews of care provision, you will be able to respond to changing needs and ensure the appropriate arrangements and adjustments are made in a timely manner. Using your knowledge of the Care Act 2014, and excellent organisation skills, you will ensure all reviews are carried out in a person centred, outcome focused way, and within set deadlines.

What to do now… Please visit our website for a full Job Description. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Lorraine Tarratt, Team Manager on 01572 758301 or email:

The closing date for applications will be the 5th October 2018 and interviews will take place on Friday 12th October 2018 – to apply: visit to apply, or register your details via the Apply page.