Assistant Director for Adult Safeguarding and Quality Assurance

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£83,404 - £99,949 per annum
Job Type
Full Time

About Us

Now is a great time to look at joining Suffolk.

We have an ambitious corporate strategy with health and wellbeing as a core objective; and we have just launched our exciting new People at the Heart of Care strategy that will deliver 4 key outcomes: Independence, Quality, Sustainability, and People’s Voices at the Core.

We have a commitment to continually develop our exciting programme of social care and health integration to best respond to the changing population needs in the county. We are working in new ways with colleagues, partners and communities to develop new models of care provision, further embed person-centred, asset-based practice, and to use technology and innovative digital solutions to deliver improved health and wellbeing outcomes.

Your innovation and drive will help us to continue improving and evolving. Our opportunities and support will enable you to make a difference and leave a positive, lasting legacy.

The Role

Reporting to the Director of Adult Services, you will be responsible for adult safeguarding, quality assurance and workforce development across Suffolk, ensuring that residents across the county are safe and able to maintain their health and independence. You will be the link into the Safeguarding Adult Board and work closely with members of Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership to improve multi-agency working to enable partner organisations to be more effective in safeguarding adults. You will have responsibility for our Sensing Change team, our specialist team providing support to adults with hearing and or sight loss.

You will drive continuous improvement in quality, review and optimise the customer safeguarding journey, and enhance efficiency.

In addition, you will also lead on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion across the Directorate and also on CQC inspection preparation.

About You

This exciting role calls for a qualified social worker who understands good practice, has excellent organisation and communication skills, and the ability to collaborate and work through a wide range of peers, colleagues, and partners to deliver.

Travel and workplace requirements

This role includes hybrid working, with a minimum requirement of two days in the office per week. On occasions, there may also be a requirement for you to travel to locations away from your contractual base, using reasonable and suitable means available to you. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.

For more information and to apply

For more information about this opportunity, or a confidential discussion about your suitability, and to apply, please get in touch with our retained partners at Penna:

Andrew Tromans via email or call 07805 226301 or Priyesh Bhadressa via email or call 07548 108176

Or please visit: where you can view a full list of requirements and read the role profile.

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

Closing date: 11.30pm, 7 July 2024.

Interview date: 25 and 29 July 2024.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.

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