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Head of Adult Services - Front Facing Service

Salary: Up To £67,085 Per Year Location: Yorkshire & Humber Sector: Local Authority Job Type: Permanent Type of Service: Adult, Health

Grade Salary: £62,697 to £67,085 per annum

Hampton’s Resourcing are working in partnership with Rotherham Borough Council to recruit the Assistant Director, Independent Living and Support.

Rotherham Council has made rapid and significant progress on its improvement journey and it is an exciting time to join Rotherham. Do you share our commitment to making a difference? Are you an ambitious leader who can help us progress on this journey?

Driving this change is a council that’s passionate about putting Rotherham on the map for all the right reasons. Commitment, tenacity, and passion have already taken Rotherham a long way and you’ll take the authority even further by bringing the same qualities to this critical role.

Culture: Openness and transparency and like the team striving towards excellence.

The Role

The post holder will have responsibility for delivering high level advice, guidance and support in a specialist area which significantly influences, either directly or indirectly, the trust and confidence of the community and/or Council.  They will also have responsibility for producing whole Council strategies which support the internal management of the Council.

 

The post holder will either be the nominated deputy for a mandatory statutory function or have direct line management reporting accountability to the Strategic Director or Chief Executive.

 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

 

Develop a customer–focused service that is responsive and flexible with regard to a variety of internal customer needs and delivered to a high standard.

 

Identify clear objectives for service delivery, including management of risk, and develop and performance manage relevant action plans to ensure effective and efficient implementation

 

Lead and develop a range of specialist professionals (including officers at PO16/18) and associated service support activity

 

Assess political pressures and agendas on service delivery and tailor plans/activity accordingly whilst ensuring appropriate challenge is made and governance adhered to

 

Pursue best practice and value for money within the Service through the establishment of effective systems of governance and accountability, target setting, performance management and procurement

 

Plan, initiate, manage and implement major change initiatives in service delivery which may have a significant impact on either customers, employees or systems ensuring effective risk management and review of subsequent outcomes

 

Develop and foster effective relationships with external stakeholders, partners and agencies, representing and promoting the Borough’s interests with these groups

 

Ensure sufficient resources available to deliver service priorities through effective workforce planning including recruitment and selection, retention, talent management and succession planning

 

Contribute to the Council’s budget process, advising the senior managers within the directorate and Elected Members on service priorities and implications of budgetary options

 

Effectively manage the Service budget, ensuring spending within agreed limits

 

The Candidate

Reporting to the Assistant Director Independent Living, to ensure the safe delivery of Adult Social Care services, including but not limited to:

 

Making Safeguarding Personal

 

Preventative and resolution services for adult with complex needs and early working with children’s services.

 

Development of Integrated health and social care working particularly within a locality focus

 

Development of a culture of prevent, reduce, delay and strengths-based approach to social work

 

Embedding personalisation, support planning, and self-directed support  

 

Engagement in partnership working and lead on joint initiatives with the statutory and voluntary partners

 

Provision of seven day social care working

 

Engagement in partnership working and Integrated services including mental health services

 

Acting as a professional lead within own area and across adult services.

 

 

To Apply or for a confidential discussion please contact Daniel Careless with a covering letter and CV

Dan@hamptonsresourcing.com

01926356547

 

Hampton's Resourcing prides itself on creating opportunities for Social Care Senior Managers to challenge themselves to continually develop their skills and experience. Our aim is to consistently find work for the most talented individuals within Children's and Adults Social Care services, across the UK