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Assistant Director - Adult Social Care

Bracknell Forest Council
£83,000 to £103,000 plus relocation package
Working Pattern:
Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
18/06/2018 at 12:00 PM
Bracknell Forest Council

Bracknell Forest is changing.  Whilst a major regeneration project re-energises Bracknell town centre, Bracknell Forest Council is also undertaking a major transformation programme to change how our services are delivered.

We are an ambitious Council with a firm grasp on the journey ahead.  Within Adult Social Care we are one year into the transformation journey towards an integrated People Directorate.  We acknowledge our success in budget savings and meeting increased demands on services but we recognize that there is still much to do.

In this pivotal role, you will help to maximise opportunities as we drive forward our transformation agenda. You will report directly to the Director of Adult Social Care, Health & Housing and work closely with the Senior Leadership Team across Adults and Children’s Services.

Your empowering leadership will be crucial in shaping the new People Directorate together with developing and embedding new ways of working within Adult Social Care.  You will both benefit from and promote to your team our culture of “earned autonomy” with less bureaucracy.  You will enable staff to identify ways to transform care practice – enabling people to stay well, independent and connected to their communities as long as possible.

About You

You will already operate at a most senior management level and, as a qualified adult social care professional, your knowledge of current, changing legislation and policy will be much in demand.  You will be comfortable leading a professional team of 200 staff who will look to you for leadership and a clear sense of direction during this period of change.

You will be driven by the passion to make a difference, inspire trust and have an empowering approach that gets the very best out of people.  You will understand the importance of both leading and listening and do so equally.

Equally key, will be well developed political skills, a strong ability to influence/negotiate and establish credibility, as we integrate with health partners.

If you are excited by the enormous opportunity this position offers to shape and influence future social care practice, we will be delighted to hear from you.

About us

As an area, Bracknell Forest has much to offer.  Bracknell itself is a  modern town that is currently benefitting from a major programme of regeneration. This has revitalised the town centre brought  an abundance of new retail outlets, restaurants, cafes and leisure opportunities. Bracknell Forest also has a strong historic background. Once part of the Windsor Great Forest, one fifth of the borough is woodlands, with another fifth protected for its high wildlife value including ten sites of specific scientific interest.

Located in the heart of the Thames Valley, Bracknell Forest has excellent road and rail links to all areas of the UK, with the council office situated within two minutes walk of the railway station.  There is also onsite parking, making it extremely accessible.

Bracknell Forest Council prides itself on being an employer of choice. We offer a fantastic range of benefits including flexible and agile working arrangements, as well as learning and development opportunities which will offer the chance to develop and progress your career. 

Application process

We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible and we just ask that you complete our online application form providing further information against just a couple of specific questions.  You are also welcome to attach your CV to further support your application.

For informal enquiries in the first instance, please contact Eleanor Clarke or Sue Wait at Jobsgopublic SmartSearch, our retained consultants, on 020 7427 8255 or email eleanor.clarke@jobsgopublic.com.

Please note that we only accept applications via the Jobsgopublic SmartSearch application form.  If you haven't completed your application through the official SmartSearch channel your application will not be processed. 

Closing date: Monday 18 June 2018

Initial longlisting will be completed by Jobsgopublic SmartSearch w/c 18 June 2018.

An interview panel consisting of Members and Senior Officers will be established – this is likely to be arranged for the end of June.

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

How to Apply

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