Head of Service - Adult Social Care

Stockport, Greater Manchester (GB)
£55,167 – £62,805
31 Jan 2019
25 Feb 2019
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time


Two Positions Available:

Head of Service – Neighbourhoods

Head of Service – Boroughwide


Contract: Permanent.  Full Time, 37 hours per week.

Salary: M Band 1.  £55,167 – £62,805


Your Role

An exciting and rare opportunity has arisen to be part of a new Senior Management Team in Adult Social Care in Stockport. The two Head of Service posts will be responsible for the delivery of the Statutory responsibilities of the Local Authority, through a modern and dynamic Adult Social Care Team but will also have the ability to develop their own service portfolio alongside other members of the senior management team.

The two posts will look to deliver and develop Neighbourhood Services and Boroughwide Services respectively. The successful post holders will also be expected to continue to develop service provision alongside health colleagues to ensure that services are more integrated around the people that use social care and health services.

About You

You will have a demonstrable track record of delivery as a senior manager within an Adult Social Care environment, and be able to evidence your skills in collaborative working within a wider Corporate senior management group, as well as with colleagues in Health.  You are a confident leader, with a demonstrable passion for Adult Social care modernisation, and your leadership style embodies the corporate values of Stockport Council. You will also hold a Professional Social Work Qualification and have suitable management qualifications and experience.

About Stockport

Stockport is a great place to live and work, and Stockport is midway through a £1 billion regeneration programme, which will radically reshape the Town Centre.  Stockport is located 6 miles south east of Manchester City Centre and has excellent connectivity at a regional, national and international levels.  Its unique location provides quick access to the beautiful Pennines and Peak District, whilst Manchester City Centre is a short journey away which brings access to cultural, music and food offers.

Stockport’s ambition for Adult Social Care is to ensure that Stockport residents receive a high quality service that enables people to maintain and regain their independence whilst protecting the most vulnerable residents of Stockport. Stockport Adult Social Care will provide a person centred service which meets the outcomes and aspirations of those people with long term social care needs that are aimed at enabling people to live their lives and contribute to their communities wherever possible.

For an informal discussion about these positions, please contact Mark Fitton, Director of Adult Social Care on 0161 474 3198. 

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