Executive Director of Adult Social Services

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Salary up to £162,792 (pay award pending) plus relocation up to £10,000
Job Type
Full Time

Adult Social Care has the power to transform lives. We are looking for a highly experienced Adult Social Services leader with an ambitious vision for the future and the expertise to bring that vision to life, to join Norfolk County Council (NCC) as Executive Director of Adult Social Services.

While funding challenges and recruitment struggles across social care are a national issue, Norfolk’s challenges also include a higher than national average aging population and higher than national average population that have a disability, spread across our beautiful but rural landscape. We have strategies in place to support people to be independent, live well and be able to deal with life’s challenges. We’re looking for an experienced Director of Adult Social Services to lead their delivery and inspire our workforce to improve the service as a whole.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, you’ll have a proven track record of successful transformation and culture change and a desire to evolve our strategies and plans through the next 2-5 years, embedding them and making them operationally effective. You’ll be inspirational and take our amazing social care colleagues, our partners and service users with you on that improvement journey so that better outcomes as well as efficiencies are realised. You’ll be a good relationship builder who can manage both local authority, NHS and care sector agendas and of course be influential with politicians, clear about our ambitions, vision, opportunities and risks.

So, if you put people at the centre, improve practice, deliver complex programmes and have an innovative model for the future of Adult Social Care, you could be our next Executive Director of Adult Social Services, transforming the lives of people in Norfolk.In return we offer great benefits and an inclusive, flexible and supportive working environment.

New to Norfolk? It has so much to offer – and with a generous re-location package, we guarantee Norfolk is a great place to live and work offering the perfect balance for you and your family. With more than 90 miles of unspoilt coastline and the unique Broads National Park, our thriving communities live and work in scenic rural settings, busy market towns, seaside resorts, and in the fine city of Norwich.

Norwich has an international airport, and direct train lines run to London from Norwich and King’s Lynn, with Cambridge also in easy travelling distance from the County. At NCC we want our people to enjoy the healthy work-life balance Norfolk offers, be inspired and motivated to work well together, make the most of our workspaces, and deliver excellent services to Norfolk and its people. Flexibility is built into the way we work, with hybrid working a key feature for many roles. Our technology platform and equipment are first class, enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity.

Closing date: 23 June 2024

For an informal discussion about this role contact where your email will be picked up by either Emma, Paul or Will.

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