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Chief Officer - Adult Operational Services

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  • Job reference: HQ00092943
    £500.00 - £650.00 per hour
    Senior Executive


    Sanctuary Executive is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Chief Officer for Adults' Operational Services to fill a full-time role based in Bedford.

    The pay rate for this locum Chief Officer job is £500 - £650 per day (LTD Company Equivalent) and is an initial 3-month contract.

    Main purpose of the role:
    To ensure high quality delivery of learning disability, mental health and older people services, and services for those with physical disabilities across the Borough.

    Main Accountabilities:
    - Championing the transformational change programme within Adults' services and across the Council in order to achieve the required efficiencies now and in the future.
    - Create an open and collaborative culture within the organisation, ensuring the principles of resident focus, digital empowerment and insight drive decision making and are embedded across Bedford Borough Council.
    - Continuous assessment of service delivery, identification of service and performance improvement opportunities for services and proactive action planning to implement these opportunities.
    - Manage and continuously seek to improve operational performance of all services within all Adults' services.
    - Ensure learning disability, mental health, older people and physical disability services operate to required government standards, statutory requirements and performance indicators, in order to deliver Council priorities.
    - Ensure effective assessment, care management and review of the needs of people in need of support, advice and services.
    - Drive effective transition for children and young people with special educational needs and disability into adult services.
    - Ensure robust assessment process is in place for all adult's social services.
    - Be responsible for the multi-agency protection of vulnerable adults and play a lead and influential role on the Safeguarding Adults Board.
    - Ensure vulnerable adults are protected through safeguarding arrangements across services.
    - Management of all provider services for residents in care within Bedford Borough.
    - Ensure appropriate care standard reviews are carried out across the service areas within the Adults' Services Directorate.
    - To contribute to Emergency Planning and Business Continuity within the Council which will include undertaking activities and responding to incidents as required.

    - Educated to degree level or equivalent and/or a suitable professional qualification related directly to the post.
    - HCPC registered as a Social Worker.
    - Substantial, relevant and current senior management experience with Adults' Services including the management of budgets and staff.
    - Sound awareness of the issues and challenges associated with the delivery of Adults' Services
    - In depth knowledge of statutory requirements, procedures and regulatory requirements relating to the service area(s).
    - A recent, proven track record of demonstrably improving outcomes for the service area(s).
    - Evidence of being able to input to strategic decision making, able to work with and resolve complex business problems.
    - Successful record of engaging effectively with partners, stakeholders and Members to secure better service outcomes for customers.
    - Experience of operating sensitively within a political environment.
    - The ability to develop and articulate a clear strategic vision and sense of direction for the Adults' service Directorate.
    - A demonstrable commitment to customer service.
    - Experience building and running high performing teams beyond direct reports.
    - Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) with a proven ability to influence stakeholders and customers.
    - Inspirational, highly motivated, enthusiastic leader with a clear vision and unrelenting commitment to service users.
    - Advocate of digital ways of working, championing the change of the digital operating model.
    - Politically Astute and sensitive with an ability to make progress in complex policy areas.
    - Strong corporate orientation and a commitment to work in a broad cross cutting manner across the Council and its partners.
    - Integrity, conduct and credibility that engage and command the confidence of service users, elected Members, colleagues and other stakeholders.
    - Commitment to improving equality of opportunity in services and employment.

    This Chief Officer job is advertised by John Rudland; if you are interested in this position please click below to apply now.

    Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

    Reasonable Adjustments:
    If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.