Adult social care - senior management and leadership opportunities

We are looking to appoint registered managers, deputy manager and team leaders who will help us lead and further transform directly provided adult social care services.

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Shaping the future of adult social care provision across North Yorkshire.

We are looking to appoint registered managers and deputy manager and team leaders who will help us lead and further transform directly provided adult social care services.

North Yorkshire is a great county with people and businesses who are proud to live here, proud of what they do and of who they are. The people who work for and represent the council are just the same. We are passionate about the place we work and the people we serve. We are proud of what we have achieved as a council, confident about the services that we provide and ambitious for the future.

Where other authorities have outsourced all of their provider services, we are committed to providing services directly alongside commissioned services. This is to ensure that our residents have high-quality, outcome-focused support and choice. This is particularly important for those with the most complex needs.

Our vision is for North Yorkshire to be a thriving county which adapts to a changing world and remains a special place for everyone to live, work and visit.

A fundamental part of achieving this vision is ensuring that we meet our ambition for our health and adult services directorate - where every adult has a longer, healthier and independent life.

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Our current job opportunities

We currently have no vacancies.

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Key service priorities

In order to meet this ambition, we must deliver on our key service priorities:  

  1. Prevention – supporting people to live longer, healthier lives, independently in their own homes by preventing, reducing and delaying the need for longer-term social care services. 
  2. Extra care and supported housing – expanding the scale and scope of the programme to provide opportunities for more people in different parts of the county to live more independently and to provide wraparound health and social care services to support the discharge to assess pathway. 
  3. Strength-based approach – embedding the approach to work with people to help them draw on their strengths and assets, including what others around them, in their relationships and their communities, are, or could be, doing to support them. 
  4. Integration – working with the NHS to develop integrated models of commissioning and service delivery in each area of North Yorkshire, to ensure that the people of North Yorkshire have a cost-efficient, effective and joined-up health and social care provision. 
  5. Care Market – working with a range of organisations from the health, independent and voluntary sectors to develop a sustainable, diverse and innovative care market that meets the varied needs of the people of North Yorkshire and ensures quality and dignity for all. 
  6. Workforce – ensuring social care teams have a full complement of staff with the right mix of skills and experience to fulfil the roles required for the new delivery model to operate effectively. 
  7. Technology – exploiting opportunities for the innovative use of technology to support people to maintain their independence and wellbeing.

You can find out more about adult social care in this video about Make Care Matter.

Challenges and opportunities

We are a high-performing authority with a reputation for delivering high-quality services. We are proud of our successful track record as a leading care service provider. We consistently appear among the top performing county councils in the country with over 97% of our inspected locations rated as good.

You would be joining us at a pivotal time for both North Yorkshire and the council's development, as we take forward our plans and work with partners to develop a distinctive public health and adult social care agenda.  

Far from complacent, we are hungry to achieve more. Our success provides a foundation for a new registered manager to make their mark. Supported by a strong, ambitious leadership team, this is a unique opportunity to help us shape the future of our services, through sustainable and transformational change.

We have a resolute commitment to in-house provision and, given the demographics of North Yorkshire and increasing demands on our service, this is a long-term commitment. 

Whilst Yorkshire is wonderfully diverse and with this comes great opportunity, variety and scale, it also brings complexities and, of course, key challenges, which we strive to overcome. 

There are significant challenges in delivering high-quality, accessible, equitable services across this large geographical area and its dispersed population. We need to continue to embed personalisation, modernise services and develop closer working  relationships with the NHS and provider partners.

Demand for public services is growing as people live longer and the number of people with complex and long-term conditions, such as dementia, increases. People who are 65 years old and over makeup 24.7% of our population. This compares to 18.4% of the population of England as a whole. 

Integration, partnership working, blended and locality-based approaches to care are key to overcoming some of the challenges and delivering high-quality care services in the most effective way.  

We are looking for people with the resilience, potential, leadership and the drive to meet challenges head-on. We need people with the ability to work successfully with key stakeholders and take managers and staff with them. You must have a strong performance focus to realise our service imperatives.

We are looking for strategic leaders to help us to realise our ambition by delivering a truly integrated, collaborative and supportive local health and social care system.

In many ways, we are at the start of a journey as we build back better services post COVID and adapt to the future needs of social care. This presents you with an exciting prospect to help shape, lead and influence our service.

Building on the strong reputation of North Yorkshire Council, this is a unique opportunity for you to further develop your career with strong leadership, talented teams and well-developed partnerships. Previous post holders have progressed into Heads of Service, Assistant Director and Director roles. 

If you have the leadership skills and the drive to meet our challenges head-on, we look forward to receiving your application.

We encourage further conversations regarding the roles.

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Living and working in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire is a thriving county, which is a special place for everyone to live, work and visit.

It is a stunning place with happy and safe communities and excellent education. Over the past two years, the new national crime figures have revealed that the region has some of lowest crime rates in the country. It is rich in history and culture, in a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty, vibrant cities, market towns, quaint villages, and stunning rural and coastal landscapes. We can also boast of having three towns in the top ten of the UK Halifax quality of life survey.

In addition, the county benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access via the east coast mainline, the A1(M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable, and London and Edinburgh are just two hours away by train.

As a whole North Yorkshire offers a high standard of living working in a stunning location as well as great employment opportunities for your family members along with a higher proportion of schools, which are good or outstanding compared to national figures.

Looking to relocate? we welcome applications from those looking to relocate to North Yorkshire, with a relocation allowance available. For more information please see our relocation policy

All of our roles allow a flexible approach to working. Whilst work can be undertaken from your home base, there will be a requirement to attend the office on occasions due to service needs. While virtual working is promoted as a modern and efficient way of delivering services, the need for face-to-face visits will also be required at times, depending on the needs and circumstances of the individual you are working with.

With this flexibility in mind, we encourage applicants to apply who might wish to work more flexibly or alternative hours, for example, only weekends.

You can find out more about what North Yorkshire has to offer on the No place like North Yorkshire website.

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