Adult Social Work and Safeguarding Lead (Assistant Director Level)

c£100,000.00 per annum
04 Mar 2019
21 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Staffordshire County Council

Ref. REC000798

c£100,000.00 per annum

The Role

Staffordshire County Council has a compelling vision for the future - a connected Staffordshire where everyone has the opportunity to prosper, be healthy and happy.

It’s a place where people will be healthier, more independent and feel safer and more supported in their communities. The Council is playing a leading role in transforming Staffordshire’s complex health and care system. At the forefront of the Sustainability and Transformation partnership we are building a healthy environment, enabling people to help themselves and growing communities to support the vulnerable.

We are also continuing to improve and integrate health and care services, embracing new technologies to enhance people’s experience.

This role requires a skilled individual who can lead adult social care services, both directly provided and externally commissioned, through further transformation focused on innovation and achieving excellence. You will bring significant experience of modern and forward-looking social care, as a qualified Social Worker or similarly qualified professional. You will be able to work strategically, leading and transforming services at scale and pace, whilst maintaining a grip on operational detail. You will be able to demonstrate visible leadership and command the confidence of politicians, partners, staff and the public.

Your energy and enthusiasm will inspire the people around you to realise the Council’s vision. The post has a budget of c£40m and responsibility for around 500 staff. The role is part of the Directorate’s Leadership Team and the Council’s corporate Wider Leadership Team of the most senior managers in the organisation. The scope, scale, complexity and diversity of Staffordshire presents a unique opportunity for career development.

For more information please speak in confidence to Dr Richard Harling, Director of Health and Care: 01785 278700 or

To discover more and apply please click the 'apply' button below.

Closing date: 21st March 2019

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spend reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.