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Assistant Director Adult Social Care

Lincolnshire County Council
£99,878 - £114,885 (dependent on competency, knowledge and skills)
Closing date
27 May 2024

Job Details

About Adult Care & Community Wellbeing

Our performance is consistently good to very good, as certified by our rating of GOOD across the board from our recent CQC assurance review. We have a strong reputation for achieving more but spending less, with excellent outcomes for our residents while at the same time achieving a balanced budget in each of the past 10 years. We are looking for someone to join our senior team who can be part of making sure we continue on that path.

As a large and ambitious service, we are focused on enabling people to secure the best possible outcomes in their lives, building resilience, maximising independence and helping them stay connected to their chosen communities. You (and we with you) will only achieve this by working alongside strategic partners, people who draw on care and support, carers and our County Councillors.

Some of the key reasons for our success have been the longstanding close strategic partnerships within the Council and with partner organisations, a strong preventative offer and a clear commissioning model for social care. We're proud of the extent of the integrated working we've achieved between health and social care partners, which currently includes a pooled budget in excess of £260m. Working alongside colleagues in our seven District Councils, we have seen significant progress on improving housing provision for older and disabled people.

But this is not enough. We want to go further. A lot further.

You will be a bridge-builder, acting as a role model to those around you, with the strategic lead for the delivery of integrated arrangements and services for older people, effectively managing annual budgets of over £140m.  Key early tasks will include the development of a new approach to day opportunities for older people, the establishment of an integrated approach to intermediate care with NHS partners, and the implementation of a new system-wide strategy for older people. More broadly, you will lead on ensuring the very highest standards of professional practice across adult social care as a whole, through your line management of the Principal Social Worker. You will also contribute to maintaining the service’s regional and national profile, maximising the Council's influence and promoting a philosophy of collaborative and integrated working.

We have a 'One Council' ethos, which means you will also have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to wider corporate transformation, building on what is a highly successful organisation. Within this, there is the potential to explore a range of different approaches that might become available, through the new devolution arrangements for Greater Lincolnshire, which will shortly bring together the County Council and the two unitary authorities for North and North-East Lincolnshire into a new Mayoral County Combined Authority.

Lincolnshire is one of the largest county councils in the country, with almost eight hundred thousand residents. The county is characterised by its very rural and coastal nature, which though beautiful brings with it some significant issues of isolation for our rapidly growing older population, while Lincoln City is a vibrant hub with a large student population at its two universities.

About You

To undertake this role, you will need to be a registered Social Worker with considerable experience within a statutory adult social care setting.

You will also bring:

  • The aptitude to be the person we need and have a track record of considerable success, with the evidence and experience to match
  • The ability to effectively manage a high-profile personal portfolio, which is one of the biggest areas of responsibility at Lincolnshire County Council
  • Energy and drive, combined with political astuteness

About Our Offer

Along with a competitive salary of between £99,878 - £114,885 (dependent on competency, knowledge and skills) we are offering;

  • A Contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Flexible working patterns split between home and office
  • Professional support and development
  • An annual leave entitlement of up to 31 days plus the option to buy more

Further details can be found in our rewards and benefits brochure

What Next

If you think you’re the right person for the role then we would love to hear from you.

Please submit your CV and a personal statement of not more than four pages in length, setting out why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC jobs Site), and what you feel you can bring to this role, to the Adult Care and Community Wellbeing Directorate and to the wider County Council.

We would encourage you to have an informal conversation with Martin Samuels, Executive Director of Adult Care and Community Wellbeing, before you submit your application. To arrange a call, please email

Job Description.pdf

Job Information Pack.pdf

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


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