Fulltime, Health & Medicine, Temporary

Head of Adult Social Care


What you’ll be doing:

  • To manage the Adult Social Care Assessment, Care Planning Teams and associated budgets, ensuring that the work is delivered to a high standard and within the nationally determined timescales.
  • To assist the Director of Social Services in the delivery of service priorities.
  • Ensure strength based approach and personalised services to adults at risk of harm.
  • Work with health and other services to ensure an integrated approach to service delivery and monitor the delivery of the externally commissioned mental health service, working with commissioning on any contract compliance issues.
  • Lead in planning and partnership working at a senior level. Inform service development and promote good practice and delivery of quality services.


About you:

  • Substantial experience in a relevant social/health care field, including demonstrable experience at a management level
  • Substantial experience of preparing and managing large and complex budgets and involvement in policy development and planning processes
  • Experience in developing policy and planning processes to improve the service
  • Decisive and able to exercise judgement within an agreed framework and able to assess and manage high levels of risk
  • High level of communication including written and oral skills.
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