Assistant Director Learning Disability Services

Surrey County Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £79,389 per annum

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    27 May 2019

  • Client

    Surrey County Council

Ref: GSe53940

Are you a motivated and highly skilled professional with a wealth of Adult Social Care knowledge? Can you lead and drive teams forward to ensure robust services are delivered to people with disabilities?

Here at Surrey County Council we have embarked on a significant improvement journey that aims to deliver better services for vulnerable adults in Surrey. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead and drive change through developing new ways of working that can really help change people’s lives.

The role will involve you leading, developing and managing the Disability and Transition Teams that provide a range of adult social care services ensuring that our interventions are person centred, promote independence and improve outcomes for individuals.

 Working closely with partners to deliver more independent living schemes across Surrey you will be moving away from traditional forms of care whilst leading on our vision for a more tailored support service that provides people the opportunity to enjoy a home of their own.

 An essential part of the role will include developing a successful model that will raise the bar for professionals’ expectations and aspirations when planning for or supporting people who are living with a disability.

This permanent position will report into Simon White, the Executive Director for Adult Social Care.

 If you feel you would bring the right knowledge, skills and importantly hold the right values and behaviours we want to hear from you.

For more details regarding the function and accountabilities of the role please refer to the job description.

Here are some videos which will give you just a taste of the committed and passionate colleagues you will be working with.

Our Adult Social Care Vision:

More information on one of the teams you will be leading can be found here -

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Justine Finnan on 01483 519631 or email who will arrange a call for you with either Director of Adult Social Care or Deputy Director.

For more information about this opportunity, please call our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Marcia Williams (020 7426 3374) or Greg Hayes (020 7426 3962)

Closing dateMonday 27th May
Long listing30th May
Preliminary interviews10th June
Short listingJune 13th
Final panel20th June
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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