Assistant Director - Adult Social Care Operations

Calderdale Council

Halifax, West Yorkshire

Ref: GSe59741

Are you a collaborative system leader able to deliver our vision and match our ambition?

Our Vision for Calderdale is to create a place where Talent and Enterprise thrive, defined by Kindness and Resilience, a place full of hope, known for how our communities care for, and support each other. We want Calderdale to be Distinctive; where everyone can reach their potential and live a larger life.

We have two exciting roles which will enable you to become a key system leader in our borough. Calderdale is place you can grow and develop as a senior leader and progress your career. We are in search of Assistant Directors who are experienced practice leaders with the drive and ambition to deliver successful and sustainable services.

Calderdale Council wants to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and adults. You will build on our commitment to improving outcomes, delivering quality care and good/outstanding services using strength based approaches.  In the newly formed directorate you will be part of a new senior leadership team that has embarked on an ambitious transformation programme. This will put the directorate at the forefront of strength and asset based approaches to adult social care. You will have a strong track record in running a range of adult social care services, delivering cultural change and innovation, as well as demonstrating a strong commitment to working in partnership and collaboration. You will act as the Principal Social Worker shaping our practice that recognises people’s strengths and networks. You will lead the three operational divisions which include Prevention and Early Help, All Age Disability and Adult and Older People's Mental Health and Personalisation and Long Term Support, and will be central to leadership across the health and care system shaping place based and locality working in Calderdale.

Calderdale Vision 2024:  https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/vision/#

Timetable
Closing Date25th November 2019
Assessment Centre15th January 2020
Final Panel Interview16th January 2020
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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Contact details
Gary Evans: 0113 205 6080

Rachel Cox: 0113 205 6068