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Assistant Director – Adult Safeguarding & Quality Assurance

 

About Us

Now is a great time to look at joining Suffolk.

We have an ambitious corporate strategy with health and wellbeing as a core objective; and we have just launched our exciting new People at the Heart of Care strategy that will deliver 4 key outcomes: Independence, Quality, Sustainability, and People’s Voices at the Core.

We have a commitment to continually develop our exciting programme of 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.

 

The Role

Reporting to the Director of Adult Services, you will be responsible for adult safeguarding, quality assurance and workforce development across Suffolk, ensuring that residents across the county are safe and able to maintain their health and independence. You will be the link into the Safeguarding Adult Board and work closely with members of Suffolk Safeguarding Partnership to improve multi-agency working to enable partner organisations to be more effective in safeguarding adults. You will have responsibility for our Sensing Change team, our specialist team providing support to adults with hearing and or sight loss.

You will drive continuous improvement in quality, review and optimise the customer safeguarding journey, and enhance efficiency.

In addition, you will also lead on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion across the Directorate, and also on CQC inspection preparation.

About You

This exciting role calls for a qualified social worker who understands good practice, has excellent organisation and communication skills, and the ability to collaborate and work through a wide range of peers, colleagues, and partners to deliver.

 

Travel and workplace requirements

This role includes hybrid working, with a minimum requirement of two days in the office per week. On occasions, there may also be a requirement for you to travel to locations away from your contractual base, using reasonable and suitable means available to you. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.

 

For more information and to apply

For more information about this opportunity, or a confidential discussion about your suitability, and to apply, please get in touch with our retained partners at Penna:

• Andrew Tromans andrew.tromans@penna.com or call 07805 226301

• Priyesh Bhadressa priyesh.bhadressa@penna.com or call 07548 108176

 

Or please visit: Leadership - Careers (suffolk.gov.uk), where you can also view a full list of requirements in the role.

 

For further information and to download a candidate briefing pack, please click: Candidate Briefing Pack

 

Job Description

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

 

Closing date: 7th July 2024

Interview date: To be confirmed

 

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Area Director for Adult Social Care (North Locality)

 

• Suffolk County Council, Lowestoft (Hybrid-working)

• Salary £83,404 - £99,949 per annum

• Full time, 37 hours per week

• Permanent

 

About Us

Now is a great time to look at joining Suffolk.

We have an ambitious corporate strategy with health and wellbeing as a core objective; and we have just launched our exciting new People at the Heart of Care strategy that will deliver 4 key outcomes: Independence, Quality, Sustainability, and People’s Voices at the Core.

We have a commitment to continually develop our exciting programme of 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.  

 

The Role

Reporting to the Director of Adult and Community Services, you will be responsible for leading our adult social care services within North Suffolk, ensuring that residents in the area are able to maintain their health and independence.

You will drive integration between health and social care, collaborating with key stakeholders across the Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care Board (ICB) and wider partners, to deliver improved outcomes for local residents.

In addition, you will lead our Contact and Assessments services, leading an ambitious programme of transformation that is critical to the delivery of our People at the heart of care strategy.

 

About You

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

 

Travel and workplace requirements

This role includes hybrid working, with a minimum requirement of two days in the office per week. On occasions, there may also be a requirement for you to travel to locations away from your contractual base, using reasonable and suitable means available to you. If you require a reasonable adjustment due to a disability to meet the travel requirements of this role, please speak with the contact detailed below.

 

For more information and to apply

For more information about this opportunity, or a confidential discussion about your suitability, and to apply, please get in touch with our retained partners at Penna: please contact: Andrew Tromans – email: andrew.tromans@penna.com or call 07805 226301.

If you think you have what it takes to be successful in this role, even if you don’t meet all the requirements, please apply. We would appreciate the opportunity to consider your application.

 

To download a candidate briefing pack, please click the link below:

Area Director for Adult Social Care - Candidate Briefing Pack

 

Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 7th July

Interview date: TBC (In person in Ipswich)

 

Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity

Suffolk County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.

 

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North Northamptonshire Council

Executive Director of Finance (S151)

£140,683 - £151,033

 

Transformation. Positive change. Visionary ideas. If these are the sort of words that excite you, and you’re ready to inspire our teams with fresh and innovative plans, then we want to hear from you. Because here at North Northamptonshire Council, we’re transforming for the better, and using all our creativity and imagination to improve the lives of everyone we work with.

 

Inheriting a stable team that is performing well but keen to do even better, you’ll be tasked with developing a finance function that will drive and enable radical transformation across the entire council – we’re looking for someone who can provide financial resilience and sustainability, whilst also encouraging fresh thinking and innovation – enabling us to be the best that we can be.

 

So, as a collaborative and inspirational leader, you’ll look after all things finance, and will have statutory responsibility under Section 151 of the Local Government Act. This means you’ll bring expertise across accounting, financial planning, budget preparation/control, and financial systems. However, more importantly, the ability the provide sound strategic financial advice and challenge to members and senior leaders will be required for success.

 

In addition to being our finance lead, you will also support the wider BIG50 future vision. This is a strategic area-based blueprint, rather than an organisational one, which is focused on improving the lives of our residents. This BIG50 Vision has three priorities: we want our area to be a proud place where people feel inspired and safe, to be a prosperous place where business can thrive and a skilled people can achieve their ambitions, and to be a proactive place where issues are faced and everyone can live their best life.

 

We’ve laid the foundations, and now we’re looking for someone like you to bring their own ideas to the table. This is a brilliant opportunity for a visionary, forward thinking finance professional who wants to make a real difference.

 

To find out more, please visit https://www.leadingnorthnorthamptonshire.com/ or

get in touch with our consultants at CIPFA\ Penna:

Andrew Tromans on 07805 226 301 or Ali Tasker on 07514 724 114.

 

Closing Date: 4th July 2024

 

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North Northamptonshire Council

Executive Director of Strategy & Change

£140,683 - £151,033

 

Transformation. Positive change. Visionary ideas. If these are the sort of words that excite you, and you’re ready to inspire our teams with fresh and innovative plans, then we want to hear from you. Because here at North Northamptonshire Council, we’re transforming for the better, and using all our creativity and imagination to improve the lives of everyone we work with.

 

In this exciting newly-created role you’ll report direct to our new Chief Executive, and will look after our enabling services: HR and Organisational Development, Customer Services, Strategy and Policy, Transformation and Change, Performance, Communications, Public Affairs and Engagement, and Digital, ICT and Business Support.

 

Working closely with our Chief Executive and the Corporate Leadership Team, you’ll be tasked with driving innovation and transformation, and ensuring that we truly are One Council – committed to working together to improve outcomes for residents.

 

This will entail acting as an ambassador for the council, identifying and securing investment opportunities, leading partner and stakeholder engagement, ensuring that the council is both community- and data-led, campaigning to develop the North Northamptonshire brand, and establishing the council as an employer of choice.

 

So, as a collaborative and inspirational leader, you’ll bring experience of strategy and transformation, with the ability to lead, develop and sustain effective team, partnership and multi-agency working through strong and effective advocacy, influencing and negotiating skills. Moreover, a track record of successful delivery will be required for success.

 

You will also support the wider BIG50 future vision. This is a strategic area-based blueprint, rather than an organisational one, which is focused on improving the lives of our residents. This BIG50 Vision has three priorities: we want our area to be a proud place where people feel inspired and safe, to be a prosperous place where business can thrive and a skilled people can achieve their ambitions, and to be a proactive place where issues are faced and everyone can live their best life.

 

We’ve laid the foundations, and now we’re looking for someone like you to bring their own ideas to the table. This is a brilliant opportunity for a visionary, forward thinking change professional who wants to make a real difference.

 

To find out more, please visit https://www.leadingnorthnorthamptonshire.com/ or

get in touch with our consultants at CIPFA\ Penna:

Andrew Tromans on 07805 226 301 or Ali Tasker on 07514 724 114.

 

Closing Date: 4th July 2024

 

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London Transport Museum Charity Trustee Independent Board positions (unpaid)

 

Help us to reach out and shape the future by igniting curiosity in London’s transport.

 

London Transport Museum (LTM) is the world’s leading museum of urban transport and part of the TfL family. We create experiences that reveal how transport has shaped our city, develop the skills and potential of young people, promote their safe and active travel and provide an industry forum to debate and shape London’s future.

 

We explore the powerful link between transport and the growth of London, its culture and society since 1800. By sharing this story of innovation, ingenuity, creativity and design, we ignite curiosity about the world around us and how to shape its future.

 

Our collection is Designated Outstanding by Arts Council England. It includes more than 500,000 objects, from locomotives which powered the world’s first underground railway, to one of the most important collections of 20th century poster art.

 

We are now seeking to recruit to our Trustee Board to support delivery of our ambitious five-year strategy and ‘Future Fit’ vision focusing our direction of work on the areas of content, experiences, people, and growth to secure our long-term financial sustainability.

 

The Museum is a subsidiary company of TfL with charity status. It has a Trustee Board of thirteen, three of whom are nominated by TfL (via a different recruitment process), ten are independent trustees appointed by the Chair including the Museum Director and CEO. As such, these positions are not open to members, officers or employees of TfL (or any subsidiary of TfL) or the Greater London Authority.

 

Role specification

 

You will have plenty of experience of providing oversight and be willing to become a key contributor to our Trustee Board and its Committees. Upholding statutory duties for the effective and efficient oversight of the Museum will be involved, as well as contributing your knowledge and experience to its strategic development ensuring our financial stability through sound investment decisions collaborating with the Enterprise Board.

 

The statutory duties of the Trustee encompass several key responsibilities. The foremost duty is to ensure that the Museum operates in compliance with its governing document, charity law, company law and all relevant legislation and regulations.

 

Additionally, you will be tasked with ensuring that the Museum actively pursues its defined objectives as outlined in its governing document. These objectives include advancing public education about the history of public transport in London through the operation and maintenance of a transport museum for the public benefit.

 

You will ensure that the Museum's resources are utilised exclusively to fulfil its objectives and expected to actively contribute to the Board of Trustees by providing strategic direction, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed-upon targets.

 

Ensuring the financial stability of the Museum is paramount, including proper investment of the charity's funds.

 

To fulfil the Trustee role, you will need to commit to 10-20 days per annum. The main Board meets each quarter with an additional annual strategic away day. Trustees are expected to serve on one of the Board committees (Finance, Audit & Risk, Nominations, Remuneration) or its steering groups (Investment and Planning, Green Journey), to meet the Chair and Director from time to time, to be familiar with all museum activities and outreach events, and to deploy your skills and experience as appropriate. You will be a critical friend to the Museum and advocate its work to stakeholders and supporters at events such as the corporate members reception and annual fundraising dinner.

 

Candidate Requirements

 

We are seeking candidates at a Management or Executive level, from a broad range of backgrounds, with a passion for London, its transport, culture, diversity and the future. We are seeking leaders with relevant commercial and cultural sector experience to shape and drive forward the Museum’s strategic direction.

 

In line with the statutory requirements and recommendations from independent reviews of the Board’s effectiveness, we are seeking new Trustees who have experience in any of the following areas:

 

Skills:

 

  • Digital and Technology
  • Finance
  • Cultural and Collections
  • Property and Major Projects
  • Fundraising and Major Donors

 

Candidates will:

 

  • be leaders in their field in at least one of the five skills listed above (essential)
  • have proven experience at a management, executive or CEO level (essential)
  • be able to operate in a high profile, publicly accountable environment (essential)
  • be leaders in their field in at least one of the five skills listed above (essential)
  • be able to actively engage in decision making and to provide effective and robust challenge in a supportive way (essential)
  • provide analysis of reports submitted to the Board that will aid decision making process (essential)
  • have exceptional ambassadorial, interpersonal, advocacy and negotiating skills (essential)
  • Candidates supporting the Finance and Audit Committee must be qualified accountants.

 

You will be fascinated by the challenge and the chance to directly contribute to the heart of the museum’s mission to ignite curiosity to shape the future and to enable people to create positive change in their own lives and communities. You’ll be excited by our content and iconic collections – the red Routemaster bus, the Underground Map, Johnston typeface, posters and artwork, Tube trains and the roundel – and our programmes that make a difference to people’s lives and London’s future.

 

For further information, please visit: https://www.tflltmrecruitment.com/

 

For a confidential discussion please contact Penna Executive Search: Pete John: petejohn@penna.com or Zara Bruton: zara.bruton@penna.com  

 

The closing date for applications is Midnight, Thursday 20 June 2024.

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Strategic Director, Housing, Communities and Environment

 

Up to £127,850 p.a.

 

Guildford and Waverley Councils

 

Guildford and Waverley Borough Councils are unified in their focus on providing more sustainable services for residents. Our new chief executive joined us in February to evolve the partnership further and faster and ensure our residents and sovereign councils are sustainable and focused. The boroughs of Guildford and Waverley in Surrey are rich in history, with vibrant economies and stunning natural landscapes. They are also hugely diverse areas with prosperous communities alongside others needing more support. We are collectively responsible for 10,000 homes and strive to provide our communities with the right support and services, and to create places that improve outcomes for our residents.

 

We are passionate about delivering high-quality services and building stronger communities and we are looking for exceptional candidates with a strong track record of corporate and housing leadership, to help shape and support our communities and places and build sustainable frontline service delivery. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive you will be part of the senior leadership team and work collaboratively with colleagues across organisational boundaries and with external partners, you will make a major contribution to drive the development of council services and improving the quality of life for both Guildford and Waverley residents. You will lead on key services:

 

Housing

You will help us deliver excellence to our communities and tenants across our portfolio of 10,000 properties, ensuring high standards across our properties, and ensuring they are safe, well maintained and sustainable. The role has accountability for our homelessness and rough sleeping support function, as well as providing a client role for the Housing Revenue Account and the housing delivery programme.

 

Communities

You will promote inclusion and diversity within the borough, working closely in partnership with our communities and ensuring their engagement and input into identifying solutions to make the boroughs a brilliant place to live, work and do business.

 

Environment

You will champion our commitment to become net zero-zero carbon boroughs by 2030 and will work with our partners and communities to achieve this goal together. It also has responsibility for our environmental services, including waste collection, parks and open spaces, bereavement services and fleet services.

 

For further information go to: https://www.waverleyandguildfordcouncils.co.uk/ or contact our retained consultants at Penna:

 

Rachael Morris on 07840 711217, Priyesh Bhadressa on 07548 108176 and Julie Towers on 07764 791736.

 

Closing Date: 23rd June 2024

 

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Strategic Director, Economy, Planning and Place

 

Up to £127,850 p.a.

 

Guildford and Waverley Councils

 

Guildford and Waverley Borough Councils are unified in their focus on providing more sustainable services for residents. Our new chief executive joined us in February to evolve the partnership further and faster and ensure our residents and sovereign councils are sustainable and focused. The boroughs of Guildford and Waverley in Surrey are rich in history, with vibrant economies and stunning natural landscapes. They are also hugely diverse areas with prosperous communities alongside others needing more support. We are collectively responsible for 10,000 homes and strive to provide our communities with the right support and services, and to create places that improve outcomes for our residents.

 

We are passionate about delivering high-quality services and building stronger communities and we are looking for exceptional candidates with a strong track record of corporate and housing leadership, to help shape and support our communities and places and build sustainable frontline service delivery. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive you will be part of the senior leadership team and work collaboratively with colleagues across organisational boundaries and with external partners, you will make a major contribution to shape the future of the boroughs, drive the development of council services and improving the quality of life for both Guildford and Waverley residents. You will lead on key services:

 

Economy and Regeneration

You will lead on the delivery of over £700m of capital projects including housing delivery for the Housing Revenue Account and delivery of the Councils Economic Development Strategies, working proactively to attract inward investment to the boroughs, building from a clear vision of what we want the future of Guildford and Waverley to be.  

 

Planning

You will lead the Councils partnership working with external partners, developers and investors to bring forward strategic sites, new developments and regeneration.  And ensure that the Councils provide a professional, productive, compliant, and proactive planning service to meet the needs of the borough’s growth aspirations and that the Councils have up to date local plans.

 

Regulatory Services

You will oversee the Councils emergency planning and health and safety functions within Regulatory Services and will act as champion to embed these functions throughout the organisations.

 

For further information go to: https://www.waverleyandguildfordcouncils.co.uk/ or contact our retained consultants at Penna:

 

Rachael Morris on 07840 711217, Priyesh Bhadressa on 07548 108176 and Julie Towers on 07764 791736.

 

Closing Date: 23rd June 2024

 

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