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Executive Director of Adult Social Care

£140,000 per annum

In Suffolk we have a commitment to continually develop our exciting programme of adult social care and health integration to best respond to the changing population needs in the county. We are working in new ways with colleagues, partners and communities to develop new models of care provision, further embed person-centred, asset-based practice, and to use technology and innovative digital solutions to deliver improved health and wellbeing outcomes.

Your innovation and drive will help us to continue improving and evolving. Our opportunities and support will enable you to make a difference and leave a positive, lasting legacy.

Message from Nicola Beach

Thank you for your interest in Adult Social Care at Suffolk County Council.

We have an ambitious corporate strategy with health and wellbeing as a core objective and a recently launched, People at the Heart of Care delivering 4 key outcomes: Independence, Quality, Sustainability and People’s Voices at the core.

We have recently participated in the CQC pilot (in which we were rated “Good”) and our award-winning ASYE programme has seen us win gold at the National Social Worker Awards in 2022 and 2024.

We are committed to innovation and have bold ambitions for personalisation and co-production.

We are exceptionally proud of Cassius, our award-winning digital offer that is key to us delivering improved outcomes for our residents.

Building on these successes you will be comfortable to lead innovating and employing technology and new solutions and approaches to accelerate our modernisation and ensure that we are providing a future-proofed service that delivers the best value. Adult Social Care will be a significant contributor to the savings targets that must be achieved so that SCC can meet its financial challenges. This is embedded within the major programmes that are in place.

Our new Executive Director for ASC will lead, and be supported by, a forward-thinking and pro-active team committed to delivering sustainable services that best meet and reflect the needs of our population.

We have big ambitions for Adult Social Care to be delivered in partnership with the NHS, District Councils and other partners and our new Executive Director for ASC will play a critical strategic role in achieving that.

You will be willing to explore new ways of doing things, lead and develop strategic change and bring a diverse range of staff and providers with you as you do so.

In return, we offer a fantastic, supportive and inclusive working environment with great flexible working options and many other benefits – not least a real opportunity to make a difference and improve the lives of our residents.

If you share our vision and are looking for a place where you can really make a difference, we want to hear from you!

I look forward to receiving your application.

Nicola Beach

Chief Executive Officer, Suffolk County Council

A person called Nicola Beach who is Chief Executive of Suffolk County Council.

About You

This exciting role calls for an experienced leader who understands social care, has excellent organisation and communication skills, and can work with and influence a wide stakeholder group (including the corporate centre, peers, colleagues, partners in the third sector, and elected members).

You must have a clear track record of success in leadership within a relevant setting and importantly you will have the residents you are serving at the heart of everything you do. To succeed in Suffolk, you will be an authentic, collaborative and developmental leader, able to lead and influence system-wide.

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