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 an exciting role 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 Director who is an experienced practice leader 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 Peoples 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.
Closing Date: Monday, 25th November 2019
Shortlisting: Friday, 6th December 2019
Assessment Centre: Wednesday, 15th January 2020
Final Interview: Thursday, 16th January 2020
For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/jobs/assistant-director-adult-social-care-operations
We look forward to your application. Gary Evans at Gatenby Sanderson will be supporting us to find the right applicant for this role, he can be contacted on 0113 205 6080.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. Applicants to posts that are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act will require a DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service before the appointment is confirmed.