Adult Social Care Improvement Programme Manager

Staffordshire County Council
£52571 - £56766
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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Local Councils
Job Type
Social Care – Adults
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Working Pattern

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Help Staffordshire achieve our ambition of good health and wellbeing for all
We’ve got a vision at Staffordshire – we want our county to be innovative, ambitious and sustainable, a place where everyone has the opportunity to prosper, be healthy and be happy. With this in mind, we’re passionate about improving quality and performance within adult social care, and this exciting new role will lead on managing and delivering improvement projects across Adult Social Care.

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Main Responsibilities

Working closely with our operations managers and senior leaders, you’ll be responsible for providing oversight and visibility of all projects within the Adult Social Care Programme, ensuring interdependencies and resource implications are managed across the programme. You will act as the Adult Social Care delivery lead for specific strategic or complex projects, for example drafting policy and strategy, researching and interpreting national and regional best practice and statutory guidance, and communicating the need for change to staff and managers.

You will have operational responsibility for leading the Adult Social Care Business Support team, which provides administration support and supports operational business processes for Adult Social Care teams.

Passionate about promoting improvement of adult social care, working collaboratively with our colleagues across Staffordshire County Council and Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust you will promote co-production and equity and ensure the voice of the person is recognised in the design of improvements.


The Ideal Candidate

An inspirational team worker with experience of initiating and leading improvement projects, you’ll have knowledge of the current legislation and regulations relating to adult social care. Capable of analysing data, interpreting legislation into policy, and co-designing solutions to deliver and embed change. You’ll have excellent planning and project management skills, confident working across organisational boundaries, influencing and negotiating with others to ensure that deadlines are met.

This is a role where you’ll be working with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders, so you’ll be a superb communicator, and your people management skills will allow you to motivate and build a team that consistently achieves and exceeds its objectives. With a high level of personal drive and integrity, you’ll be committed to proactively solving problems and developing innovative solutions to improve outcomes.

To discuss this role further please contact Amanda Stringer for an informal discussion about the role: 
Amanda Stringer, Lead for Adult Social Care Assurance, Improvement & Transformation, (01785) 895170 or

Closing Date: 11th December 2023
Interview Date: 21st December 2023

If you have any difficulties attending the interview date, please note this within your application.


About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 


About us

From managing the flow of traffic to improving the quality of our schools, officiating marriages and supporting vulnerable people, we deliver vital services around the clock. Because what we do touches so many lives and in so many ways, our work is impactful, rewarding and varied.  

Whether you’re an apprentice or graduate, or come to us with plenty of experience, we’ll support you to achieve amazing things. You’ll have a say in how things are done and be able to run with your ideas. And even better, everything you do will help to improve the way we work and the lives of our communities.

No matter what role you’re in, you’ll also have plenty of opportunities to move around. And as you try your hand at new things, you’ll find that your skills grow and develop. With hundreds of career options on offer, you’ll have the chance to make the most of your ambition.

Our values

We all share a common purpose of public service to the people of Staffordshire. Our values support our Strategic Plan and vision and are at the heart of everything we do. Our people are A C E and unique, which is why we want to make sure we lead them well and provide the benefits and wellbeing support they need. Our people have different roles, different things that motivate them, different learning needs and will be at different stages of their career journey. But our values unite us to achieve amazing things.

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

We are no ordinary county council. We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

To find out more about working for us visit our brand new Careers at Staffordshire page it's the best place to learn about all the jobs and opportunities we have on offer.  Our new ambassador programme lets you hear directly from our employees about what it's like to work here.


Company info
01785 278300
Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire Place 2
Tipping Street
ST16 2DH
United Kingdom

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