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Head of Service A & C

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Leicestershire County Council, County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RL 


Closing date:16 October 2019 at midnight 

This is a Politically Restricted vacancy

Head of Service (Care Pathway) - £60,846 - £68,919 per annum
Our Adult Social Care Strategy ‘Promoting Independence, Supporting Communities’ places the person at the heart of what we do - Helping people help themselves shape how services are commissioned and delivered, and enabling customers to influence decision making through varied co-production, engagement opportunities and partnership boards.
You will be the lead for mental health strategy, and the interface between departmental strategy and front-line operational practice. Your strong and efficient management of performance and resources will ensure the continued delivery of effective value for money support, improving the outcomes for service users and their carers.
Your experience will mean that you are able to work with complexity and develop strong partnerships, demonstrating strong and clear visible leadership. With a focus on mental health, you’ll work with our strategic commissioners and external partners across Leicestershire to shape and improve our care pathways, developing the provision of personalised community-focused social care services.  
Key responsibilities:
  • Provide direction and clear leadership for the service area, translating strategy into service delivery, anticipating national, regional and local drivers.  
  • Ensure through strong leadership that the service area promotes and develops personalised services, enabling citizens to identify and meet their own needs and risks.
  • Proactively promote and facilitate integrated and partnership working across Adults and Communities, and with partners across social care and health to maximise opportunities and support for adults.
  • Promote and develop new ways of working within the broad framework of national and local policies and developments, leading cultural change and improvement programmes.
  • Ensure that service improvement is driven by both community/citizen feedback and by strategic plans, establishing management information systems that feedback front line operational issues and solutions.
  • Act as Departmental and Corporate lead on your specialist area, providing professional leadership and sharing best practice with senior managers.
The ideal candidate:
  • Substantial experience at a strategic, senior level in Adult Social Care
  • Ability to deal with a wide breath of strategy and policy issues and complex situations in a multidisciplinary and/or multi-agency setting
  • Strong change management and partnership working skills
  • Extensive and detailed knowledge of Adult Mental Health policy and best practice
  • Demonstrable positive leadership behaviours  
  • Experience of working with complex information to provide person-centred, solution focussed and resource efficient options and to review performance against targets set  
To apply
If you think you share our values and have the skills we are looking for, please see the Job Profile attached and then click apply.
Please apply using your CV and supporting statement, demonstrating how you meet the requirements of this post. The supporting statement should be incorporated into your CV and be no longer than 2 pages.
There are several essential requirements marked as assessed at application on the person specification attached. It is essential that in your supporting statement you respond to each of these, using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
Interviews are expected to be held on 29th and 30th October.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Peter Davis Tel: 0116 305 5679 Email: Peter.Davis@leics.gov.uk
We welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.
About us
Leicestershire County Council is one of the best performing councils in the country. We’ve achieved several decades of high performance, with our success recognised by national Government, industry awards and our residents.
It’s our people that drive the council’s success. Their day-to-day effort, creativity, determination and commitment to the people of Leicestershire to help us achieve our aims. We strive each day to make a real difference for people in Leicestershire. Whether we’re fixing the roads or protecting young people, supporting a carer or helping to boost the economy.
We are proud to have achieved the ‘excellent’ status for equality in local government.
We have appeared in the Stonewall top 100 employer list for the past ten years and we value the diversity that our staff can bring to making a real difference in the lives of people from Leicestershire.