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Service Director Adults & Health – Workforce & Commissioning

Wakefield Council
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
£97,810.00, Service Director Level D, 37 hours, Permanent
Closing date
22 May 2024

Job Details

Are you a collaborative leader ready to make a real impact in health and social care? Following a re-structure of Adult Social Care Services in Wakefield District, we're on the search for a dynamic colleague to drive positive change as our new Service Director Workforce and Commissioning lead.

As Service Director Workforce & Commissioning, you’ll thrive on taking the lead in bringing partners together to ensure Wakefield Place can provide the best health and social care for residents who need support and ensure our staff have the best working conditions to undertake their roles. 

Your strategic leadership on social care related commissioning will reach right across the district.

You will champion initiatives within the Council and with the Integrated Care Board (ICB), to implement high quality services for the biggest impact on people’s lives. The postholder will be integral to the leadership team in our Adult, Health and Communities directorate, as well as holding a key role at the heart of the health and social care sector in Wakefield Place.

With your leadership skills, expertise, and sector insight, you will lead a whole-system approach to commissioning, focused on the outcomes that best meet the needs of local people.

Through excellent communication and negotiation, you will influence the strategic direction of services and establish positive, sustainable working relationships for all.

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.

Why us?

  • Make a difference: Lead efforts to provide top-tier health and social care services to residents across Wakefield District.
  • Collaborative environment: Join a caring, compassionate team dedicated to working together to achieve excellence in care provision.
  • A pivotal role in shaping the future of health and social care across Wakefield District.

Ready to make a difference?

Apply now to lead Commissioning and Workforce in Adult Social Care

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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