This is an exciting opportunity to locally shape and deliver local services in East Surrey alongside colleagues from the NHS.
We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated professional to join our Adult Social Care senior management team within Surrey County Council’s Adult Social Care Directorate.
You will have operational responsibility for the Reigate/Banstead and Tandridge Locality Teams together with the East Surrey Hospital Social Care Team. In addition, the post will carry countywide strategic leads which will be agreed following the appointment of the successful candidate.
The provision of local personalised support is at the heart of our service. You will be responsible and accountable for the delivery of high quality Adult Social Care support. As an integral member of the countywide management team you will have the opportunity to promote consistent and innovative best practice across the whole county as well as within your specific geographical area. You will also have responsibility for a delegated budget and for improving and maintaining high performance standards of the teams you are responsible for.
In this post you will be the key interface between Adult Social Care, District and Boroughs, along with a Surrey CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) focusing on strategic and micro commissioning and operational delivery at a population and individual level.
Working closely with East Surrey CCG colleagues, you will work to address social care commissioning (strategic and micro), joint commissioning, integration of health and social care services for the local population served by the CCG. You will be the social care expert with the CCG and have delegated authority to enable speedy decision-making.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and innovative and can provide strong leadership for the social care team. You will have a professional qualification in health or social care and a proven track record of successfully strategic leadership and managing large teams within a health or social care setting.
You will be able to demonstrate a high level understanding and commitment to the personalisation agenda and have both direct experience of delivering adult social care services and a comprehensive and applied knowledge of adult social care legislation. It is essential that you have an understanding and commitment to supporting carers and demonstrable commitment to delivering support and managing staff in accordance with the Council's Equality and Diversity policy.
Please ensure you complete a detailed personal statement as part of your application outlining how you meet the key accountabilities and person specification in the job description. Please note your personal statement should be no longer than two sides of A4.