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Assistant Director, Adult Social Care
  • Employer: Richmond upon Thames & Wandsworth Borough Council
  • Reference: randw/TP/10/1499
  • Published: Wed 15/01/2020, 14:43 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/02/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: Competitive compensation and benefits package
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: London

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Assistant Director, Adult Social Care

Job Description

Shape Adult Social Care for over half a million Londoners

This is an influential, visible role for Adult Social Care across the London Boroughs of Richmond and Wandsworth.

You will be a collaborative corporate team player reporting to the Director of Adult Social Care.

For this role, the ability to manage complexity and relationships across multiple stakeholders will be key. Your relationship building and communication skills will ensure you are trusted across the business to deliver change that achieves the very best outcomes for our residents and future-proof our health and social care services.

You will support and enable our committed social work teams to continue to implement our strengths-based approach where our overall goal is to promote independence, health and well-being.

You will further develop the improvements already made, and whilst your initial focus will be on ensuring the best and most effective service delivery, you will also have the opportunity to expand your experience in developing future strategy and models of delivery e.g. The NHS ten-year plan to bring Social Care into the 21st century.  

You will have experience of successful management, service improvement and have a clear understanding of what ‘good’ looks like. You will be a great leader who has a high level of emotional intelligence and absolute determination to retain your focus on delivering desired outcomes. 

We are determined to continually improve so that we can be confident our services meet the needs of the community we serve. 

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing Date: 16th February 2020 11:59pm

  • Shortlisting Date: 17th – 24th February 2020.

  • Technical Interview (External): 2nd March 2020

  • Officer Interview Date: 6th March 2020

  • Final Interview Panel: 16th March 2020 (Afternoon)

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

For an informal conversation, please call Jason Wisniewski, Strategic Resourcing & Talent Acquisition Manager on 020 8871 6197 or email:

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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