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Director of Adult Social Services
  • Employer: North Somerset Council
  • Reference: ADIR0001
  • Published: Tue 19/01/2021, 8:30 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 05/02/2021, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: JM12: £116,796 to £133,512 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: North Somerset

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Director of Adult Social Services

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a top performing unitary authority with a reputation for innovation and efficiency.


Following an internal re-alignment splitting Children’s and Adults, North Somerset Council is looking to appoint a new Director of Adult Social Services. We are looking for someone with the determination, skills and experience to make a real difference to service delivery and improve outcomes for our vulnerable adults.


If you have extensive experience of leading and managing adult social care services and a proven ability to innovate and lead transformation, motivating and empowering staff to effectively manage demand and modernise services and packages of care, we would welcome your application for this role.


The successful candidate will have imagination, flair and bring new ideas and a proven track record to help drive forward our transformation program. You will have significant experience of working in a senior level in Adult Services and be a confident leader who is capable of managing complex and challenging issues.


You will also bring a wealth of experience and skills to continue our strong partnership working and a real commitment and motivation for the opportunities and challenges ahead.


This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.


If you would like to discuss the role informally, please contact Jo Walker, Chief Executive Officer, or Su Turner, Head of People Services on 01934 634783


Anticipated interview dates:     Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 February 2021


North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.