Please note this is not an RBWM role. RBWM are advertising this on behalf of Optalis.
Optalis was launched back in 2011 as a Local Authority Trading Company (LATC) to provide Adult Social Services on behalf of our shareholders. We were the 2nd LATC in the country to do so, and now we are one of the largest in the UK with around 700 employees striving to make a difference to nearly 5,000 customers across Berkshire.
Optalis are looking to appoint a Director of Statutory Service and Deputy Director of Adult Social Services (DASS) to provide operational oversight across our statutory services for the residents of The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
As the Director of Statutory Services and Deputy DASS, you will be responsible for the leadership and management of Optalis Statutory social care teams. You will also work in partnership with the DASS and the council on the delivery of adult social care and the transformation programme.
You will be expected to work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and other Senior Management team members to contribute and deliver the current Optalis transformation programme. You will need a solid track record in managing services, and the stamina and commitment to lead and inspire others and to bring about the changes required.
To succeed, you will need to demonstrate knowledge of social care legislation and its application, hold proven experience working within a Statutory Service environment, preferably within senior management. You will need to be a tactful, forward thinking individual with the ability to solve problems whilst maintaining strong working relationships.
At Optalis, our strategy is ambitious and innovative and dependent on inspired and inspiring individuals who enjoy working in fast moving, progressive environments. Our values are very important to us and we want employees who possess qualities in-line with them. So if you’re a respectful individual, with high integrity, who strives to provide the best quality of care, then we would like to hear from you.
For an informal chat, please contact David Birch, Chief Executive Officer, on 0118 977 8734 or Hilary Hall, Director of Adult Social Services (RBWM), on 01628 683893.
Optalis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our staff and customers. We would like to remind successful applicants that they will be required to undertake a DBS check and to provide proof of their right to work in the UK.
Optalis is a local authority trading company owned by and delivering adult social care in both The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Wokingham Borough Council.