Senior Personal Adviser x3

Social Care
London Borough of Lewisham

Job Ref: CYP-19-009
Job type: full-time 35 hours
Closing date: Sunday 2 June 2019
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £34,986 - £36,486 pa (PO1)

To work closely with senior management to ensure the leaving care service offer to care leavers meets the requirements set through legislation and statutory guidance and any local or national protocols for all eligible, relevant and former relevant care leavers.

To actively contribute to Lewisham’s care leavers’ development - to prepare them for adulthood and living independently at a pace that is right for them.

To manage and supervise a team of Personal Advisers to ensure the service provided is effective and delivers positive outcomes for Lewisham care leavers.

The role

This post holder will be required to work with the Team Manager, Group Manager and Service Manager to drive change and ensure that the service meets and complies with its duties to young people who are care leavers.   This post will create additional support across the operational leads for the service. 

• To ensure effective management to improve quality and performance and contribution to written policy and joint working protocols, where necessary.

• Develop specific areas of work, i.e. pathway planning, transition planning, high quality decision making, financial prudence, oversight of overarching themes for 16-25 year olds.  Analysis and evaluate learning to develop the service priorities. 

• To raise the standard of practice within Lewisham and improve the ‘Local Offer’ to care leavers.

• To ensure consistency across the Authority in working with 16-25 year old to develop a ‘one service’ approach.

• To prepare and support care leavers’ transition to adulthood to develop their independent skills.

This role will provide greater capacity and management oversight of all Lewisham care leavers aged 16-25 years; oversee compliance with new statutory guidance, have oversight of staffing resources and drive performance within a new dedicated Leaving Care team of Personal Advisors.


The successful post holder will be based at Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU.

What we’re looking for

The successful post holder will have excellent communication skills and possess sound organisational and time-management skills.  They will also possess inspirational leadership – to support, coach, motivate and direct Personal Advisors through effective practice and proactive management; to implement and lead on change.

In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference to our local community.

Salary details

£34,986 - £36,486 pa (PO1)

Further information

For an informal discussion, please contact Anji Reynolds at or 0208 314 7422.

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

We value diversity and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

The post is subject to a DBS.

For a full job description and person specification, and for further information about the recruitment process, please click on the links below.

To apply please click on 'apply for job' at the top of the page.

Closing date

Sunday 2 June 2019 at 11:59pm

The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.


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