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Business Manager - Adult Social Care
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/123521/26981
  • Published: Tue 20/09/2022, 15:02 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/10/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £46,634 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Reigate

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Business Manager - Adult Social Care

The starting salary for this role is £46,634 per annum based on a 36-hour working week

The role is based at Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, Woodhatch, Reigate. We work in a hybrid way, balancing the needs of the organisation by working flexibly between our offices across the county and working from home.

An exciting opportunity had arisen in our Leadership Office for a Business Manager to support our Executive Director for Adult Social Care and Integrated Commissioning. The role is part of the Leadership Office at the strategic centre of Surrey County Council, providing support to our Corporate Leadership Team and Cabinet enabling leadership to do their work and drive the business.

Your focus will be on Adult Social Care and providing executive support and project management to the Executive Director for Adult Social Care and Integrated Commissioning. You will provide a direct link between the Corporate Leadership Team, Cabinet and wider democratic services putting you at the very heart of the Council. You will ensure the Directorate is aligned and represented in organisation wide discussions and planning by working alongside a team of Business Managers in the Leadership Office whose remit cut across the whole organisation.

You will be confident in giving strategic support and briefing to the Executive Director and will provide support to a range of boards and large-scale events, developing agendas and work programmes in line with priorities.

It is a challenging, but an exciting time, to work for Adult Social Care:

  • The government is introducing major reform with further integration with health care, changes to the means test for social care, a cap on social care costs and an intervention in the market intended to ensure local authorities pay a ‘fair price’ for care. The Council also needs to prepare for the new Care Quality Commissions assurance framework, and the anticipated Liberty Protection Safeguards
  • These changes are happening against a background of increasing demographic demands of an ageing population and areas such mental health, the continuing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, staff shortages, soaring inflation and cost of living, as well as ongoing funding challenges
  • However, there are also real opportunities for us to use technology to promote people’s independence and to support our staff, to recruit a more flexible and diverse workforce, to work with health partners to reshape discharge to assess arrangements in line with national guidance, to embed integrated commissioning arrangements and so much more

To be shortlisted for interview for this position, please ensure that your CV and Personal Statement (of up to 2 pages) evidence: 

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment within a complex area of work
  • Experience of working in a political environment understanding the impact of decisions and using influencing, persuasion, and strong communication skills
  • A high degree of resilience and a willingness to work flexibly to support the Corporate Leadership Team
  • Brilliant organisational, prioritisation and project management skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with a broad range of stakeholders both internally and externally to the organisation

At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.

Additional Information

The job advert closes to all applicants at 23:59 on Sunday 9th October 2022.

In person interviews will take place on Monday 17th October 2022 at Woodhatch Place, Reigate. The highest scoring applicants will be taken forward to a second stage interview which will take place week commencing 24th October 2022. 

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Amy Cosgrave by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit your CV and Personal Statement. 


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.