Deputy Director - Adult Social Care (Advisor to the Board)
Band 8d Fixed salary point
Our common purpose:
We will support you and your community to live well.
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Communicating openly, honestly and sharing ideas.
Trusted to deliver, feeling valued and safe.
Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust provides high quality community health and social services which are responsive to the needs of our local population. Services are delivered by our dedicated and innovative health professionals and supported by equally committed staff behind the scenes. We strive to continue developing and improving our services by working with and listening to our populations, partners, commissioners and staff.
Working for Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust offers you a great opportunity to be a part of a talented, passionate and committed team delivering excellent community based services throughout Wirral and surrounding areas.
Wirral Community Health and Care Trust is already well-advanced on its integration journey and has been delivering statutory social care services for adults, on behalf of Wirral Council, since 2017. This places the Trust in an excellent position to play a pivotal role in the development of integrated place-based services and integrated care systems.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a senior social work leader to join our team as Associate Director for Adult Social Care at the Trust. Responsible for the strategic and professional leadership of all statutory social work activity within Wirral Community Health and Care Trust; this key post which will require the postholder to provide professional advice and assurance to the Board and lead on all matters relating to adult social care governance, regulation, quality and professional practice standards. Wirral Community Health and Care Trust is proud to be an integrated provider and recognises the need to ensure a strong voice for social work and social care within the organisation.
The postholder will be required to work closely with colleagues within the Local Authority, including the Director of Adult Social Services, Commissioners, and the Principal Social Worker to provide assurance on the standards of professional practice, as well as leading on key transformation programmes. The Trust is a key supporter of vital organisations such as ADASS and the postholder will be supported to access all appropriate regional forums and professional practice support.
This is challenging and rewarding role which will provide the postholder with an exciting opportunity to work strategically with a continued focus on ensuring the delivery of high quality, professional social care practice and services. Sharing the Trust’s aspiration for excellence, the successful candidate will be an inclusive, innovative, and visible leader who is passionate about the future of health and social care and will thrive working with local residents and partner organisations to provide social care services for the community. Advanced communication skills and demonstrable experience in a leadership role, delivering adult social care services are essential criterion for this role.
If you are a registered senior social work leader who can inspire and lead with the drive and enthusiasm to be successful in this role then we would like to hear from you!
Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for all the essential and desirable criteria required for the role.
WCHC is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of disability, age, sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, maternity/pregnancy, marriage/civil partnership or transgender status. We are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse skills, experiences and abilities. We actively encourage BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams. We are committed to equality and diversity within our workforce.
Candidates are advised to apply early. We reserve the right to close a vacancy prior to the closing date if a high number of applications are received.
We are required to obtain written references covering at least the past 3 years of employment or education / training history. Please provide contact details for all referees, including business e-mail addresses. The trust will not accept personal references from friends or family.
The Trust pays staff in line with national NHS Terms and Conditions. Relevant experience may be considered when salary offers are made.
Staff on the Trust's Redeployment Register will be given priority access to vacancies at their substantive band. 'Restricted' and 'Open Access' vacancies run simultaneously and restricted applications should be made via the appropriate advert (an 'R' will display next to the Job Title in the advert). 'Restricted' adverts run for a minimum of 7 days.
Applications are welcome from those interested in a job share opportunity.
We are an equal opportunities employer
Flexible working is very important to the Trust in both the provision of this to staff and also in staff supporting the provision of our services.
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Wirral Community Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust is committed to discharging its statutory duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, young people and adults and will support staff to fulfil this duty.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.