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Strategic Director Adult Social Care ( Deputy Director Adults Social Care)

Wakefield Council
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£104,822.00, Service Director Level B, 37 hours, Permanent
Closing date
22 May 2024

Job Details

Are you ready to make a profound impact on the lives of Adults in Wakefield District? Following a re-structure of Adult Social Care Services in Wakefield District.  Join us as the new Strategic Director of Adults Social Care and lead strategic initiatives that enhance the welfare, health, and wellbeing of people living across Wakefield District.

If you can drive high quality service delivery through strategic leadership, aligning with council objectives and fostering innovation as well as serving as Deputy Director of Adult Social Services, we would love to hear from you.

If successful you will shape the council's strategic vision, driving sustainable plans in collaboration with cabinet members, staff, partners, stakeholders and importantly people and communities.

In return we are looking for someone who can foster strong relationships to meet people’s diverse needs effectively – a leader who has tackling health inequalities at the heart of all they do.

You must also be able to champion strategic initiatives making them a reality, whilst enhancing service quality and continuous improvement for everyone needing care and support. Advocating for personalised support, empowering people’s independence, and wellbeing, whilst motivating and taking our caring and talented staff with you, is a must.

The role involves leading care quality assurance preparations, ensuring excellent outcomes, managing adult social care budget oversight effectively, as well as being a leader in Wakefield District Health and Care Partnership, promoting joined up care and partnership working.

If you have a strong commitment and experience of safeguarding people and the ability to work alongside multiagency teams, and with partners to deliver excellent services in line with policies and statutory requirements, please get in touch.

Extensive strategic leadership experience in social care, with a strong understanding of statutory functions and regulatory compliance as well as a proven track record of driving service excellence and innovation, is equally important.

Ready to make a difference?

Apply now to lead transformative change in adult social care across Wakefield District.

Timescales for recruitment:

  • Advert open Friday 10th May 2024 – Sunday 26th May
  • Shortlisting w/c 27th May
  • Stakeholder Panel/s – w/c 10th June
  • Interview Panel – Friday 21st June

To apply for this role, please send an up-to-date CV that includes your contact details along with a supporting statement that sets out how you meet the essential criteria as detailed in the job specification to .

Want to Know More?

If you would like to know more about the role, the recruitment process or working for Wakefield Council feel free to contact Heather Oddy.

Tel: 07791474277


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Wakefield Council is wholly committed to ensuring children and vulnerable adults are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults whilst promoting their welfare. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this responsibility.

DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service)

The successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure Application Form and to provide criminal conviction information.


In accordance with the Council Probation Procedure this post is subject to a 6-month Probationary Period.


Having a diverse workforce that is reflective of the communities we serve helps us to achieve the best outcomes for all. We encourage applications from everyone and actively seek to ensure that everyone feels included in the workplace so that we can make the most of our differences.

About Wakefield Council

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Company info
01924 306039
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
West Yorkshire

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