Head of Adult Social Care

Suffolk County Council
£62000 - £72,706
Closing date
14 Aug 2022

This is your opportunity to help us to innovate and shape the future of adult health and social care services in the Suffolk.

About the role

Reporting to the Director of Integrated Adult Health and Social Care, this is your opportunity to provide the leadership that will be key in the implementation and delivery of our Alliance plan, whilst championing the transformational delivery of integrated health and social care services across the West of the county.

About the team

The West team has plenty of ambition and has been at the forefront of a number of exciting developments and projects over a number of years. We have established Integrated Teams between Adult Social Care and Community Health which are led by an Integrated Director post; we have a track record of delivering great practice pushing forward our Signs of Safety practice model and we work tirelessly to enable more and more people to be as independent as possible.

We are keen to do more. We are forever learning and ambitious to push further and further forward with kindness, compassion and determination. We want to use the opportunities that will flow from the newly formed Integrated Care System (ICS) to forge even further forward with integration that is in the best interest of the people we serve; we will always focus on quality and good customer outcomes, and we want to continue our work with our care providers to develop ever-better models of care, work which has seen new complex care models established and reablement focused care home approaches put in place.

About you

We are looking for an exceptionally strong and experienced operational leader with a clear track record of success in partnership working, with an emphasis on integration. You will be a professionally registered qualification in social care is required e.g. Occupational Therapy or Social Work. A strong social care operational background is also essential.

Able to demonstrate innovation to shape the future of adult health and social care services in the West of the county, ensuring that we make a real difference to the lives of residents.

You can view a full list of requirements and duties in the Job and Person Profile (link below).  If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application

We will offer you

  • access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) 
  • access to the NHS Pension Scheme subject to qualifying criteria 
  • performance-related annual pay progression, in addition to an annual cost-of-living pay increase
  • the opportunity to join a large, diverse organisation, with career opportunities across our services
  • a supportive culture, underpinned by our WE ASPIRE values
  • generous annual leave entitlement and two paid volunteering days a year.
  • an occupational sick pay scheme
  • learning and development opportunities, including a range of work-based apprenticeships
  • flexible working options, with the right to request flexible working from your first day.

Travelling requirements for your role

We positively encourage the use of technology to communicate, but in this role you will need to travel to locations away from your contractual base, so you must either hold a full and current driving licence and have access to personal transport or meet the mobility requirements of the role through other reasonable and suitable means. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.

For more information

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Mark Bearn or Laurence Wolahan of HAYS by visiting www.hays.co.uk/jobs/leadingsuffolk

Suffolk County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts.

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


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