The starting salary for this position is £46,634 per annum, based on a 36 hour working week. This role is offered as an 18 month fixed-term contract or secondment opportunity with the potential to become permanent.
Surrey is seeking to recruit to the role of Combating Drugs Partnership Coordinator to contribute to improved outcomes for residents in Surrey. The role provides policy, strategy and programme management and coordination expertise for the delivery of all three priorities of the Government's new 10 year Combating Drugs Strategy as a part of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy.
Hosted by Public Health in Surrey County Council on behalf of the Surrey Combating Drugs Partnership, the role deals with the changing political, strategic and policy context of the Government’s 10 year Combating Drugs Strategy and the needs of multiple stakeholders. It manages a wide range of relationships and input in support of the Senior Reporting Officer (SRO) for Surrey through collaboration with senior partners and their organisations, our elected members and people who use services. This is a new role and has the potential to become permanent.
In this role you will work collaboratively to ensure the Council plays a key leadership role in shaping provision and making decisions for locally developing and implementing work across all three strategic priorities of Government's From Harm to Hope: A 10-year drugs plan to cut crime, save lives and improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Surrey residents.
In this role you will:
- Convene partnership steering group meetings to help ensure sufficient system capacity to coordinate strategy and planning to break the chain of supply, provide world class treatment and recovery, and support a generational shift in the demand for drugs
- Encourage full involvement of appropriate local leaders and put in place the governance structure and culture to drive joint and system-wide decision making
- Oversee the development and delivery of a shared local plan with a whole-system approach addressing the three strategic priorities set out in the drugs strategy
- Help to unblock issues across the system and prepare regular reports on the partnership’s performance and delivery into central government and the Health and Wellbeing Board in support of the SRO
You should have demonstrable relevant experience and the ability to deal with the changing political and policy context and the needs of multiple different stakeholders, managing a wide range of relationships through collaboration with partners, elected members, and people who use our services.
You will have sound knowledge of drug and alcohol harm, treatment and recovery, and an understanding of health and the wider system and how it can provide effective support and treatment to people affected by problem alcohol and drug use.
With a degree and/or other relevant qualifications, you will have proven political awareness along with negotiating, influencing and strong leadership skills. You will be willing to work on your own initiative and flexibly whilst working with substance misuse and alcohol leads and stakeholders on behalf of Council and the wider partnership system.
If you are enthusiastic, passionate, have the above skills and a solid understanding of the changing and evolving substance misuse system then we want to hear from you.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 23/09/2022.
Interviews will take place on week commencing 10/10/2022.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Russell Styles by e-mail at Russell.Styles@surreycc.gov.uk.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.