Interim Service Director (Adult Social Care) – East Anglia
6 months
£700 – £800 per day

Job Purpose
To be accountable and provide effective leadership, development and management for the Adult Social Care services ensuring the highest possible quality of service is delivered within the resources available. To ensure that all services support the principles of personalisation and self-directed support ensuring the health, safety and well-being of vulnerable individuals and the wider population, whilst enabling people to retain their independence, control and dignity in line with national requirements and local needs.

To hold lead responsibility for staff within Adult Social Care Operations. To hold lead responsibility for specialist social work teams working in close partnership with Health, including the Learning Disability Partnership, 0 to 25 Disability Service, Early Intervention and Prevention and the Transfer of Care Team supporting capacity across the health and social care system and the specialist learning disability nursing and speech and language therapy services. 

To lead on relevant transformation and service improvement programmes within the Council to help ensure service users are provided with the most appropriate services at the most appropriate cost.

To lead on key aspects of the transformation of health and social care to create an integrated effective service for the population. To play an integral role across the wider health and social care transformation programme advising officers, councillors and partners as appropriate. To lead on the workforce strategy with key partners across the system and the Eastern Region ADASS network.

To ensure that all service delivery activities:

  • Are evidence based
  • Relate to outcomes
  • Deliver value for money
  • Promote independence, and
  • Enable communities to be self-sustaining wherever possible.

To work closely with the Commissioning teams to specify requirements for social care services within communities ensuring that the services are commissioned in the most cost-effective and ‘joined-up’ way as far as possible, ensuring that money is spent wisely and to best effect to drive down the cost of specialist and targeted services.

To work with the Strategic Lead of Safeguarding and Principal Social Worker to ensure that safeguarding is a corporate and universal priority.

To contribute to the strategic planning of the Council and in particular the Adult Services Department. Work with the Executive Director, Leadership Team and partners to develop and promote a strategic vision of a wide range of Adult Social Care, which promotes the independence and wellbeing of vulnerable people.

To deputise for the Executive Director, when relevant, and work across the  Department and closely with Chief Officers and elected Councillors on the whole service agenda.

To attend, report and be accountable for the provision of reports to Committees, Service and any other relevant Boards and/or meetings..

To be responsible for the budget, ensuring budget managers remain compliant with all relevant policies and that budget spend remains on target.

To apply, please complete the below form and include an up to date CV.
Or for a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Georgina on
or 01926 695 228 
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Role Details

£700 - £800 Per Day

Lead Consultant

Georgina Phayer
Associate Director / Team Manager

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