This is a pivotal moment for social care provision in Cornwall and the role of Service Director for Adult Care and Support will play an essential part in the remodelling and improvement of Adult Care provision in the County.
We believe that caring for older people, vulnerable citizens and those with multiple long-term conditions is a top priority for community services and we know we can do better. So do our residents, who rated this as a top priority in our most recent survey of 11,000 people.
That is why we recently decided to separate our children and adult services leadership and a new Strategic Director (Adult Social Care and Health) will join the council in April 2018 to drive forward the improvements we need to make.
Now, the next important appointment is our Service Director for Adult Care and Support.
We are seeking an exceptional individual to drive forward the programme of transformation to deliver our new model of social work practice. This will involve embedding a person-centred approach through our 3 conversations model, leading service and practice improvement and working with the LEP as part of our devolution deal to help Cornwall to be an exemplar site for robotics and technology in the delivery of health and care.
The County benefits from a strong identity and has a straightforward, single geographical footprint with the majority of key public sector partners focused exclusively on serving the people of Cornwall. Therefore, there is an opportunity for Cornwall’s new Service Director for Adult Care and Support to play an integral role in harnessing this potential and leading important elements of health and social care integration.
We are already improving the way that we work with our NHS partners to make sure people get the health and care services they need. This programme of work is called ‘Shaping our Future’. It will help people in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible and will support people to help themselves and each other so they stay independent and well in their community.
In addition to this, the Council’s proposed four year financial plan, will see the adult social care budget increase by circa 8.6% by 2021/22 increasing our current year budget by circa £13.4m.
This is an incredibly exciting time for adult services in Cornwall. We know that there is a real opportunity to develop a new model of care and support that can be a leading example for all rural areas and we’re ambitious for our future. If you can match our ambition and have what it takes to deliver on a demanding, change driven, high profile role where you can really improve social work practice and change lives working alongside a supportive and focussed senior management team, we’d love to hear from you.
- Closing date for applications: Friday 4th May at 5pm
- Preliminary interview with Tile Hill: Friday 11th May
- Final Panel Interviews: Friday 25th May