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Assistant Director for Adult Social Care (North Locality)

Suffolk County Council
£83,404 - £99,949 per annum
Closing date
7 Jul 2024

Job Details

About Us

Now is a great time to look at joining Suffolk.

We have an ambitious corporate strategy with health and wellbeing as a core objective; and we have just launched our exciting new People at the Heart of Care strategy that will deliver 4 key outcomes: Independence, Quality, Sustainability, and People’s Voices at the Core.

We have a commitment to continually develop our exciting programme of social care and health integration to best respond to the changing population needs in the county. We are working in new ways with colleagues, partners and communities to develop new models of care provision, further embed person-centred, asset-based practice, and to use technology and innovative digital solutions to deliver improved health and wellbeing outcomes.

Your innovation and drive will help us to continue improving and evolving. Our opportunities and support will enable you to make a difference and leave a positive, lasting legacy.

The Role

Reporting to the Director of Adult Services, you will be responsible for leading our adult social care services within North Suffolk, ensuring that residents in the area are able to maintain their health and independence.

You will drive integration between health and social care, collaborating with key stakeholders across the Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board (ICB) and wider partners, to deliver improved outcomes for local residents.

In addition, you will lead our Contact and Assessments services, leading an ambitious programme of transformation that is critical to the delivery of our People at the Heart of Care strategy.

About You

This exciting role calls for an experienced leader who understand social care, has excellent organisation and communication skills, and the ability to work with and influence a wide stakeholder group (including the corporate centre, peers, colleagues, partners in the third sector, and elected members).

Travel and workplace requirements

This role includes hybrid working, with a minimum requirement of two days in the office per week. On occasions, there may also be a requirement for you to travel to locations away from your contractual base, using reasonable and suitable means available to you. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.

For more information and to apply

For more information about this opportunity, or a confidential discussion about your suitability, and to apply, please get in touch with our retained partners at Penna:

Andrew Tromans via email or call 07805 226301 or Priyesh Bhadressa via email or call 07548 108176

Or please visit: where you can view a full list of requirements and read the role profile.

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

Closing date: 11.30pm, 7 July 2024.

Interview date: 25 and 29 July 2024.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.

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01473 583000
Endeavour House
8 Russell Road

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