Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Fixed term for: 12 months
Closing date: Sunday 23 January 2022
Interview date: to be confirmed
For an informal discussion, please contact Indea Cadman-Rivers, Operations Manager - Business Development on Indea.Cadman-Rivers@eastsussex.gov.uk
About the role
The Business Development Team within the Adult Social Care directorate are looking for a dynamic project manager with experience of Adult Social Care service delivery to help us ensure the ongoing development and delivery of high-quality services to the population of East Sussex. In advance of the new Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection regime in 2022 this role will be responsible for ensuring that the Adult Social Care Division is ready for the forthcoming inspections, working across departments to identify areas for development, actions needed to be ready for inspection and ensuring that effective processes, governance and assurance arrangements are in place. Alongside this, the successful candidate will have responsibility for ensuring the completion of all required documentation, including self-assessment tools, working with internal and external staff and stakeholders to co-ordinate and complete.
The successful candidate must have experience of change and project management (including identification of the required change, planning, implementation and communication) and the ability to build coalitions, including managing conversations with Senior Management, and inspire trust with the ability to think strategically and look at the "bigger picture."
The successful candidate will have a background in Adult Social care and an excellent understanding of the Care Act as well as Project Management experience, bringing strong organisational, planning and communication skills to the role, and will be used to working with senior managers in multi-agency settings to coordinate, monitor and deliver projects and changes to service delivery.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a fast-paced team and to be at the forefront of collaborative working, working with a range of services, departments and stakeholders in the local health and care system.
If you’re highly organised, self-motivated and looking for a new challenge, then this is the role for you. For more information or for an informal discussion about the role please contact Indea Cadman-Rivers, Operations Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for secondments are also welcomed, with prior agreement from your line manager.
Main Responsibilities: Leading on the development and delivery of projects and initiatives within Adult Social Care to ensure compliance with CQC best practice and readiness for inspection, utilising effective project and change management skills.
The Ideal Candidate: You will have experience of delivering self-managed Adult Social Care projects and be able to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of The Care Act including assessment and care planning and the CQC inspection regime; service delivery and statutory responsibilities; with experience of delivering change programmes to improve services, pathways and outcomes for people with social care needs.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.