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Leadership Recruitment

Service Director - Adult Social Care Operation

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Kirklees Council
£85,000 to £104,999
Closing date:
3rd April
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
Monday 3 April 2023
Preliminary interviews
W/c Monday 17 April 2023
Final panel
Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 April 2023


We are Kirklees…are you?

Kirklees is firmly focused on the future. Our vision is to create a district with a strong, sustainable economy that offers a great quality of life to its residents – leading to thriving communities, growing businesses and high prosperity. Now is an exciting time to join us as our new Service Director. 

As Service Director, you will provide strategic and operational leadership across all of adult social care.  A strong collaborator and innovator, you will inspire and influence committed colleagues and partners, and continue to find innovative ways to change lives and improve outcomes. You will be working with a highly skilled workforce, partners and colleagues, who are striving to deliver even better outcomes for older people and people with a physical disability.

You don’t need to be social work qualified for this role, but you do need substantial operational experience in an appropriate sector, providing you with breadth and depth of knowledge across adult social care. You will work collaboratively with colleagues within the Directorate and across the Council to ensure that outcomes are delivered. In this context, particularly important partnerships will be with colleagues in the Directorate, within Housing Services and with professional leaders including the Principal Social Worker and Principal Occupational Therapist as well as with our NHS partners.

You will use your personal and professional credibility to gain confidence, drive performance and productivity and build impactful relationships, translating complex problems into functional policy and applying intelligence-led decision-making.  

Whether you are at a Service Director level or searching for the next step in your career, this role will give you the opportunity to make a real impact, joining a committed team and Strategic Director.

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How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Gary Evans
07809 195 593
Duncan Collins
020 7426 3996
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