Please note, the recruitment for this role is being administered by the Local Government Association on behalf of ADASS.
Employer: Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)
Would you like a pivotal role in a national charity focusing on making a real difference for people needing care and support? We need an excellent organiser to co-ordinate the multiple activities of a highly performing team to deliver on our priorities, projects and business objectives. It is an excellent career development opportunity.
ADASS is the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services in England. We are a membership charity aiming to further the interests of people in need of care and support by promoting high standards of social care services and influencing the development of social care legislation and policy. The membership is drawn from serving directors of adult social care employed by local authorities, their direct reports, past officers (associates) and principal social workers.
The staff team works largely remotely but has an office based in Westminster, which is available as required and for occasional in-person meetings.
We offer flexible working within the requirements of the organisation. There is a need to commit to being present at key national events (travel within England required) and to work to key deadlines some of which might not be within standard working hours.
About the role
You will provide senior support across the charity by planning and delivering on our work programme. This includes supporting our business planning cycle, annual reports, key events and publications, keeping us on track and focussed and organising key activities. You will co-ordinate the team calendar, ensuring our key outputs are resourced. You will build resilient systems to support our work and operate flexibly to ensure we reach our milestones.
This role is offered on an 18-month fixed term contract in the first instance.
You will have sound experience of managing projects, working with a range of office processes, systems and procedures. You will have a proven track record of working effectively with and effectively organising a wide range of people, project reporting, delivery and evaluation. Your strong collaboration skills will be enhanced by excellent communication and strong IT and presentation experience.
If you would like to be considered for the role, please complete the online form and include a supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria of the role before the closing date.
A copy of the Job Decription is available to view by clicking on the "Apply Online" button below.
If you would like an informal chat to find out more about the role please email Julie Boulting-Hodge (Julie.Boulting-Hodge@adass.org.uk)
Closing Date: 5pm, Sunday 24 September 2023
Interview Date: Monday 09 October 2023
ADASS has a positive approach to achieving a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.