Executive Director of Adult Social Care

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£140,000 per annum
Job Type
Full Time

About us


Suffolk County Council has an ambitious corporate strategy with health and wellbeing as a core objective and a recently launched, People at the Heart of Care delivering 4 key outcomes: Independence, Quality, Sustainability and People’s Voices at the core.

We have a commitment to our progressive programme of social care and health integration to support how best we can respond to the changing population needs in the county. This includes working closely 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. Within this programme is a substantial savings target that Adult Social Care services must deliver now and, in the future, to support the significant financial challenges facing the organisation.

Our new Executive Director for Adult Social Care will bring innovation and drive to help us on our evolving journey to continuous improvement. In turn, this role will offer you the opportunities and support to make a positive and lasting difference across Suffolk.

The Role

As our new Executive Director of Adult Social Care and designated DAS, you will be a vital member of our corporate leadership team. Joining our supportive organisation, you will lead a high-potential team, building on strong partnerships and our CQC pilot ‘Good’ rating to ensure that we deliver, today and in the future, innovative and sustainable adult social care services that meet the evolving population needs in the county.

Why Suffolk?

Suffolk is a wonderful county that offers beautiful coastal and rural villages alongside lively and thriving market and urban towns. Our adult care service has an experienced, high-performing and supportive leadership team and a dedicated, motivated workforce. Together we have already made great strides in our priorities and are ready to welcome our new Executive Director. You will be joining a council where we are determined to work collectively to embrace technology and innovation, particularly where that improves the lives of the most vulnerable in our county.

About You 

This exciting role calls for a leader who has a deep understanding of social care, has excellent organisation and communication skills, and can work with and influence a wide stakeholder group (including the corporate centre, peers, colleagues, partners in the third sector, and elected members).

You must have a clear track record of success in leadership within a relevant setting and importantly you will have the residents you are serving at the heart of everything you do.  To succeed in Suffolk, you will be an authentic, collaborative and developmental leader, able to lead and influence system-wide.

We’re passionate about improving the future of our residents. If you are too, join us and make a huge and meaningful impact.

Travel and workplace requirements

This role includes hybrid working, with a minimum requirement of at least 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.

To find out more:

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:

Or please visit: where you can view a full list of requirements.

How to apply:

To apply and for further details, please visit:

Closing date: 11 August 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 (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. #LI-Hybrid

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