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Director Adult Social Care, Health Integration & Wellbeing

Our new Director will lead an ambitious transformation programme bringing together adult social care, health integration, wellbeing, and public health.  We are looking for an experienced leader with a passion for adult social care and public health, who will further develop our health integration agenda. You will connect with colleagues across the council and with external partners to support the delivery of our Stronger Together vision.


About the Role

About you

You will have the following attributes:

Decision making; Strength in judgement and personal responsibility for actions, projects and people. Ability to work under own direction to generate activities and introduce changes into work processes whilst evaluating risks.            

Leading and Supervising; A strong leader with energy, flair, resilience and credibility whom provides others with a clear direction, inspiration and motivation.

Adhering to Principles and values; Upholds ethics, values and demonstrates integrity to promote and defend equal opportunities.

Relating and Networking; Aptitude to establish relationships at all levels with diverse stakeholders including elected members, residents, staff and partners.

Persuading and Influencing; Proficiency to gain clear agreement and commitment from others through negotiation and effective use of political processes.              

Formulating Strategies and Concepts; Strategic awareness to realise organisational goals and compelling visions of future potential.

Adapting and Responding to change; Resilience and reconfiguration to adapt to changing circumstances and ambiguity whilst remaining focussed and enthused.  

Achieving personal work goals and objectives; Tackles demanding goals with enthusiasm, diligence and commitment.

Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking; Demonstrates commercial and business acumen through competitor insight, market trends and service user needs.  

You will have:

  • An appropriate professional qualification within the remit of the professions covered with evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Commercial and business acumen, exploiting new opportunities to achieve output related change and an outward customer facing and community focus.
  • Consistent achievement as a senior manager in business and customer service.
  • Proficiency is leading a significant programme of change which had major impact on staff and processes.
  • Competence in delivering best value through innovative, integrated, client and community focused service provision whilst promoting equal opportunities.
  • Experience in developing effective working relationships with diverse stakeholders and operating and negotiating with outside agencies.
  • Expertise in strategic management and achieving sustainable improvements, with the ability to translate strategic objectives into operational plans.
  • Budget management expertise at a high level and accountability for strict monitoring of resources.
  • A thorough understanding of the statutory and regulatory framework covering business and customer service and experience of leading adult services through inspection.
  • Experience of delivering sustained improvements in Adult Services


Indicative Timetable

  • Closing date for applications: Friday 2nd September
  • Preliminary/Technical Interviews: 8th to 15th September
  • Psychometric testing (for those successful at preliminary interview stage): 21st to 23rd September
  • Final Stakeholder and Panel Interviews: Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th September



GatenbySanderson Recruitment Consultants

  • Seb Lowe - 07464 543 442 (
  • Phil Emms - 07590 225 472 (



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