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Head of Service Home First

City Of Doncaster Council
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
SMG, £66,755 - £72,088
Closing date
18 Feb 2024

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There’s never been a more exciting time to join Doncaster Council.

We are passionate about Doncaster - it’s a great place to live, do business and visit.

We have plenty to shout about – Doncaster is the UK’s best connected location, we have many major developments in the pipeline, a vibrant urban centre with a thriving arts and cultural scene, sport and leisure attractions, wonderful green spaces and a fascinating heritage. We firmly believe, as do our partners, that Doncaster is the place to be with a bright future and ambitions ahead of it. But don’t just take our word for it – anyone joining the council, can look forward to expanding their knowledge and skills in a dynamic, creative and nurturing environment while truly making a difference to the communities we serve.

Doncaster Council is an ambitious Mayoral authority with a clear purpose to ensure Doncaster and its people thrive. We are transforming as a Council and are also collaborating as part of Team Doncaster with partnership organisations, volunteers, businesses and residents working together to take pride in our borough.

We want every person in Doncaster to live in the place they call home with the people and things that they love, in communities where they look out for one another, doing things that matter to them.

We’d love you to come and work with us, and alongside our partners and Doncaster people, to help make this vision a reality.

As a valued member of our ambitious senior leadership team, you’ll lead and develop our Home First service.

You’ll oversee our hospital, occupational therapy, reablement and assistive technology teams, working closely with the Home First Managers, to make sure people have access to flexible, co-ordinated and personalised care and support that enables them to live the life they choose to lead.

You’ll also lead the strategic development of the service. You’ll work closely with Doncaster people with lived experience of seeking and drawing on support, and senior officers both internally and externally, to help shape the future of both the service and of wider community support, tangibly benefitting the lives of local people.

Promoting wellbeing and independence is at the heart of our Home First Services, ensuring people are supported gain or regain stability and control in their lives, and to do the things that matter most to them. A relational, rights-based approach and a commitment to wellbeing in its broadest sense will come naturally to you. You’ll have the skills to turn your values into action. You will understand and role model the behaviours to lead in a complex system and be willing to work across organisational boundaries. Above all you’ll promote the human rights of the people we are here to serve. In doing so you’ll support the Adults, Wellbeing and Culture directorate to make best use of our resources and support high quality care and support in Doncaster.

You’ll get plenty of support as part of a friendly Council with a dynamic can-do culture. If you have the skills, determination and commitment to make a real difference and want an exciting job to influence and promote independence for all members or our communities, we want to hear from you.

In return for your hard work and dedication, we can offer you the chance to be part of a great team dedicated to ensuring that all people in Doncaster thrive. You will also have access to a variety of attractive employee benefits including competitive leave entitlement, local government pension scheme and access to a range of staff discount and flexible benefits schemes. Visit our Working in Doncaster - City of Doncaster Council page to find out more.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Kathryn Anderson-Bratt. Assistant Director Integration and Partnerships, email:


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