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Assistant Director of Adult Social Care

‘Making history, building communities’

We are passionate about making sure that we provide the best quality of life for all our 200,000 residents, both now and in the future. There is a huge amount to be proud of in our beautiful and historic city, including the fact that the majority of our residents are generally healthy and are living well. However, this is not the case for everyone – and so our focus is on working alongside communities and partners, supporting those who need us most so that everyone in York enjoys the best possible health and wellbeing

We are looking for a leader who shares these core values – who is just as ambitious for the people of York as they are for themselves; has a passion for driving improvements; can form collaborative partnerships with many different stakeholders; knows how to work efficiently within a defined budget; through prevention manages demand and all the while can inspire and encourage their own team to flourish and prosper.

As a pivotal member of the adult social care leadership team, you will directly support the Director of Safeguarding to actively contribute to the strategic management of the Council and ensure the success of our corporate aims and objectives. You will work collaboratively with elected members, directorate peers, other council officers, partners in the wider city and region, building strong external relationships to make the most of opportunities for our residents.

Your focus will be to develop and implement an approach to adult social care that prevents, reduces and delays health and care needs and enables adults to enjoy the best possible health and wellbeing.

You will find that the role will provide you with the kind of professional challenge and complexity you will naturally aspire to as an ambitious leader – our size means that we are large enough to provide the rich mix of complexities facing local government, but at the same time we are small enough to enable you to get things done – we are not tied up by bureaucracy and red tape. So this role will provide you with the opportunity to make a significant difference as well as a platform to enhance your career. We are a stable authority, our resources and finances are well managed, and you will be welcomed by an experienced and hardworking team

We are proud of York’s status as one of the safest and best cities to live in the UK, protecting and engaging our 200,000 residents and 7 million visitors alike.

We are a vibrant, digital city at the heart of Yorkshire – the best of tradition and the modern. With excellent connectivity by road and rail, the neighbouring towns and cities of Leeds, Hull and Harrogate are in easy reach. National Parks and areas of areas outstanding natural beauty are on our doorstep, with their quaint villages and market towns, whilst the Yorkshire coast provides a retreat ideal for sunny days.

If you are relocating to the area to take up the post we will provide relocation support.