Care & Health Improvement Adviser - London
Fixed term contract until 31 March 2024.
The Local Government Association (LGA) is the national membership body for local authorities. We work on behalf of our member councils to support, promote and improve local government.
We are a politically led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government. We influence and set the political agenda on the issues that matter to councils to help them deliver local solutions to national problems.
We also provide councils with the tools and resources to respond to challenges present and emerging, and support improvement across the sector.
The Association of Directors of Adult Services (ADASS) exists to represent and support its membership of DASSs and their management teams. ADASS is also a charity which gives a national voice for social care. ADASS and the LGA work together as partners to lead PCH.
About the Partners in Care and Health programme (PCH)
The Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services are Partners in Care and Health (PCH) working with well-respected organisations. PCH helps councils to improve the way they deliver adult social care and public health services and helps Government understand the challenges faced by the sector.
The programme is a trusted network for developing and sharing best practice, developing tools and techniques, providing support and building connections. It is funded by Government and offered to councils without charge.
About the role
The focus of the role is to support councils in a given region to develop and improve their work on social care. Themes include risks across the board, finances, commissioning, safeguarding, and working with the regional or local NHS on an integrated basis to improve outcomes. Councils face different challenges and have different support needs, and so you will be tailoring what you do to this and will be seeking to mobilise appropriate types of support from other sources.
As well as working with Directors of Adult Social Care (DASSs) in individual councils, you will be working closely with the regional branch of ADASS and in particular its regional chair. You will also be working with a range of other agencies at a regional and where necessary a national level, for example NHSE/I or Skills for Care, and you will also be working with other functions of local government, including where necessary Members and members of Corporate Management Teams. On this latter point, you will work closely with the LGA’s Principal Adviser for the region.
The role is varied and broad in its scope. It may include commissioning additional capacity and expertise, facilitating staff development and change management programmes and working with government agencies. There will also be opportunities to take a cross-England lead on certain key themes requiring CHIA input.
You will bring to the role proven senior level experience in complex political and strategic environments within social care and health services. Together with an in-depth understanding of central and local government, you will have a track record of creating strategies, interventions and innovative solutions to complex issues. An inspirational, motivational and influential leader with deep integrity and professional credibility, you will demonstrate a flair for negotiation and forging partnerships
You must have the right to work in the UK, the LGA are unfortunately unable to offer sponsorship visas. Evidence for the right to work in the UK will be requested at the interview stage.
If you would like to be considered for the role, please click apply to be redirected to our website to provide a supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria and upload your CV before the closing date. If you would like to discuss this role informally then please contact Simon Williams email@example.com.
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Closing Date: 5pm, 19 March 2023
Interview Date: W/C 03 April 2023, interviews will be held virtually
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