Assistant Director - Adult Social Care

Darlington, Durham
£77,862 to £93,434 per annum
25 Feb 2021
28 Mar 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

In the North East of England and part of the wider Tees Valley region, Darlington is a market town that marries a rich industrial heritage with a modern, vibrant and growing economy. Benefitting from superb transport connectivity, Darlington is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live and work, a proud and innovative town.

Our vision as a Council is to make Darlington a place where people want to live and businesses want to locate, where the economy continues to grow, where people are happy and proud of the borough and where everybody has the opportunity to maximise their potential. Like all Local Authorities, we are not without challenges, but we have developed innovative solutions, created new partnerships and delivered sustainable services.

We have an excellent team, a progressive growth agenda, with a very exciting forward programme. Following the promotion of the existing post holders, we have a fantastic opportunity to appoint three innovative and forward-thinking leaders to join our team and drive our exciting agenda forward.

You will provide strategic leadership and operational oversight to a broad range of assessment and in-house provider services. You will be responsible for ensuring that we continue to deliver our statutory duties and achieve good outcomes for the people of Darlington. You will join us on the back of a successful transformation programme that has demonstrated that good outcomes can cost less. Strength based and relational practice is central to our approach and you will work with an established and supportive team to ensure that we sustain and build on the success that we have achieved. We are looking for a strategic thinker, with significant management experience, who can demonstrate the ability and personal qualities that are needed to lead the service to the next level.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact our consultants at Penna, Nick Raper on 07715690463 or Az Ahmed on 07717 810 481. For more information and to apply please visit

Closing date for applications: midnight Sunday 28 March 2021

Long list interviews: week commencing 12 April 2021

Final interviews: week commencing 26 April 2021