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Director of Adult Services

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Suffolk County Council
Place of work:
Endeavour House, Ipswich
Salary details:
Circa £125k
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Closing date:
21 September 2020 12:00 PM
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Are you a strong, collaborative leader, able to get the best out of your people and partnerships to ensure they deliver excellent services aligned to meeting the needs of Suffolk's most vulnerable?

What will be your focus? 

Adult services in Suffolk are stable and effective. We have established supportive and thriving partnerships, including strong, collaborative relationships with our care providers. This role provides a real opportunity to build and innovate across the service to achieve excellence. We are committed to meeting the diverse needs of all in our communities and to co-production with our service users. There is more to be delivered in these areas to ensure that all voices are heard and to secure fair and equal access to our services.  As Statutory Director of Adult Social Services (DASS) you will take us to the next level, building on the excellent and positive work already delivered and providing the direction for future transformation.

Why Suffolk? 

Suffolk is a wonderful county that offers beautiful coastal and rural villages alongside lively and thriving market and urban towns. Our adult care service has an experienced, high performing and supportive leadership team and a dedicated, motivated workforce. Together we have already made great strides in our priorities and are ready to welcome you to our Adult and Community Services. You will be joining a council where we are determined to work collectively to embrace technology and innovation, particularly where that improves the lives of the most vulnerable in our county. 

About you

You must have a clear track record of success in leadership within a relevant setting and importantly you will have the residents you are serving at the heart of everything you do.  To succeed in Suffolk, you will be an authentic, collaborative, and developmental leader, able to lead and influence system wide. 

For an informal discussion, please contact Mark Bearn of HAYS Executive on 07872 672290.

For more information and details of how to apply, please visit: www.hays.co.uk/jobs/leadingsuffolk 

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.  For the types of flexible or part time working available for specific roles, please see the Job and Person Profile. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.

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