Assistant Director for Adult Social Care

Location
Worcestershire
Salary
Salary up to £93,803 per annum
Posted
23 Apr 2021
Closes
23 May 2021
Job Ref
#24099
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Flexible hours
Hours
Full-Time

Assistant Director for Adult Social Care

Worcester

Salary up to £93,803 per annum

About us

At Worcestershire County Council, our residents want to live healthy and long lives. They want to have a good quality of life and remain independent in their own homes and communities. To make this vision a reality, our People Directorate – comprising of Adult Social Care, Communities, commissioning of Childrens’ Services and Public Health – is transforming and collaboratively shaping both services and the market to deliver a person-centred approach to our offer. It’s all part of enabling Worcestershire to be a great place to live, work and do business.

The role

This is an opportunity to use your expertise where it can make a difference, within a recently reshaped Chief Officer Group. Reporting to the Strategic Director for People, you will take operational responsibility for a number of key areas within Adult Social Care. At the same time, you will work strategically across the health and social care system to design and lead the provision of high-quality, accessible support and services that promote independence, wellbeing and choice.

 

Success depends on your ability to inspire, influence and challenge key leaders and decision-makers across the council, its partners and other stakeholders. A key focus will be to inspire and empower staff and communities to grow in confidence to achieve their goals. Innovation will be critical as we face the challenge of developing sustainable and transformational improvements within a reducing budget. In short, we are looking for both high-quality services and exceptional value for money.

The person

Highly visible and demanding, this senior leadership role would suit a social work professional with substantial experience of leading service delivery in adult social care within a large and complex organisation. You should have a track-record of bringing about tangible organisational benefits through both exploiting new ways of working and winning commitment to them. Significant understanding of the national agenda influencing local government, the NHS and the wider public, voluntary and private sector is essential.

While clearly rewarding, the work can be challenging and pressurised at times, with conflicting priorities. You will need experience of leading and managing multi-disciplinary teams through organisational and cultural change and delivering outcomes that require collaborative approaches, both within the organisation and with external partners. Experience of building productive partnerships with key stakeholders is essential, as is knowledge of financial and budgetary management. You will, of course, be an exceptional communicator, able to work effectively in a political environment.

We are also on a path to become an Integrated Care System and a perspective that understands and promotes integrated working with district councils, the community and voluntary sector and NHS colleagues is a must.

We are inclusive – this is really important to us and we are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer.

Disability Confident is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs.

If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please let us know.

For more information and details on how to apply, please visit our website, you can also reach this by clicking the 'apply' button:

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/assistantdirectors

Closing date: 23rd May 2021.