About the role
The starting salary for this role is £61,463 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week.
We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated professional to join our Adult Social Care management team within Surrey County Council's Adult Social Care Directorate. This is an exciting opportunity for someone that wants to work as part of an integrated leadership team working closely with health colleagues to improve the outcomes for our residents in Surrey Heath. We love finding new and innovative ways to improve care and support for our local population – and you will be a key contributor to making that happen!
The provision of local personalised support is at the heart of our service. You will be responsible and accountable for the day-to-day delivery of high quality adult social care support for a specific district or borough, managing both locality and hospital social care teams. You will be an integral member of your local leadership team within your specific geographical area across North West Surrey and Surrey Heath. You will have responsibility for a delegated budget and for improving and maintaining high performance standards of the teams you are responsible for. You will also have opportunities resulting from being part of the countywide management team to promote consistent and innovative best practice across the whole county.
In this role, you will work strategically with district and borough council partners, health providers, care providers and the independent and voluntary sector. You will develop effective relationships that are focussed on improving the lives of the local population in general and in particular those people that we provide support to.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and innovative and can provide strong leadership for the local social care teams they will be responsible for. Successful applicants will have a professional qualification in health or social care and a proven track record of successfully managing teams within a health or social care setting. You will be able to demonstrate a high level understanding and commitment to the personalisation agenda and have both direct experience of delivering adult social care services and a comprehensive and applied knowledge of adult social care legislation. You will have an understanding and commitment to supporting carers and demonstrable commitment to delivering support and managing staff in accordance with the Councils Equality and Diversity policy.
In order to be considered for shortlisting to interview, your application, CV and personal statement will clearly evidence that you have the following:
- A Professional qualification in social care, occupational therapy or other relevant health qualification
- Relevant recent experience in managing frontline social care
- A comprehensive professional knowledge base in relation to social care & health service provisions for adults
If you have a flexible and adaptable leadership style and are excited about the opportunity to focus and use your skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of people in Surrey we want to meet you!
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 15th August 2021 with interviews to follow which will include an exercise on the day
This role is for a full time position, however we welcome part time applicants.
An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.
This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
For an informal discussion please contact Jonathan Sly, Locality Director of Health and Social Care, Surrey Heath on 07554 228345 or by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Michelle Head, Area Director North West Surrey and Surrey Heath on 07967 626001 or by email at email@example.com.