Director of Adults' Social Care

Oldham Council


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Oldham is a unique place; an original Northern Powerhouse with a mix of the challenges and opportunities which exemplify the changing face of modern Britain. Its people have selfless spirit and a sense of pride that is immediately obvious. Innovation and enterprise are part of our DNA.  This is a place where entrepreneurs and industry are key to our future.  We seek to create an environment where everyone can truly aspire to be the best at what they choose to do. Clean, green and safe neighbourhoods, better jobs and homes, a thriving town centre and an inclusive economy are central to this.

We have recently published plans setting out how we will tackle the impact of the pandemic, while recognising that some of our communities have been hit far harder than others. We’re proud to have one of the most diverse populations in the country. Our Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities make up more than a fifth of our residents, while our fastest-growing demographic is made up of those of Polish and Romanian heritage. We are looking for someone who can listen to the voices of our residents and communities; someone who will embrace diversity to create and maintain a borough that is as inclusive as it is safe.

The Director of Adults’ Social Care will hold the statutory responsibilities under the Care Act for the borough and provide transformational leadership to the service. The post holder will have direct responsibility for all strategic, commissioning and operational aspects of adult social care including our care providers MioCare. Our ambition is to deliver a resident focused, place based, prevention and early intervention model of adult social care. This will be embedded in a strength and assets based approach.

You will be someone with a proven track record in the adult social care, health or a related sector. Whilst having recent experience as a Statutory Director for Adult Social Services is preferable, we are open to attracting the rising stars who are ready to step up and can become future leaders. You will be able to demonstrate a strong ethos for working in collaboration and through integrated services both across the local authority and with key partnerships, notably health and the voluntary sector. The successful candidate will be able to build a strong network of trust and confidence in every relationship. You’ll have a natural ability to use resources effectively and be able to promote a culture of personal responsibility and accountability.

Further Information

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Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
16th May 2022 at 5pm

Shortlist meeting
18th May 2022

Assessment centre
23rd May 2022

30th May 2022

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email confirmation. If you do not receive, please email


Nick Cole: 07867 451 183
Alex Hayes: 0113 205 6109