Service Director – Adult Social Care and Housing

Herefordshire Council
£90,249 - £95,076
Hackney

Herefordshire Council has a clear vision – ‘Delivering the best for Herefordshire in everything we do’. We are fortunate in Herefordshire to live in such a beautiful county which is defined by its people and places. We want to develop a council that engages with the communities it serves, and we are committed to working with partner organisations to make people's lives better. Our new Council Plan is ambitious, whilst also recognising the challenges we face. Like all councils, we need to find new ways of tackling longstanding issues, and this is particularly relevant for our front line adult social care and housing services. We are determined to modernise these services and also engage more effectively with the people we support and our communities. Bringing together adult social care and housing will enable us to have a more joined up approach.

THE ROLE

We are therefore seeking a new Service Director to lead these services in Herefordshire, with the ability to challenge traditional ways of working and to energise and galvanise staff and stakeholders.  The role reports to the Corporate Director for Community Wellbeing and will be a key senior leader in the directorate which, in addition to these services, covers all age commissioning, public health, libraries, museums and culture. Responsible for over 120 staff, candidates will need to have a social work qualification, but more importantly the ability to forge strong partnerships internally and externally, deliver change, and improve outcomes for our residents.

Herefordshire has a very strong sense of identity and we benefit from having many strong voluntary and community groups who care deeply about their fellow residents. Together with partners, we want to work more with this community offer to ensure that we can all, collectively, support people more effectively.

INFORMATION

For further details, please click on the role profile and useful links below, or for more information please contact Luke Judd on 07435 270659 or luke.judd@starfishsearch.com.

ROLE PROFILE     STRUCTURE CHART     Recruitment Booklet    
Timeline

Closing date:  Friday 19th July 2024

Shortlist Agreed: Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Final interviews: Friday 9th August 2024

Useful Links
Council Plan 2024-2028 VIEW
Relocation guidance VIEW
Herefordshire Social Care and Support VIEW