Opportunities in health and adult services

We have a variety of roles available within our health and adult service team.

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  • Deliver transformational change, define our future direction and truly modernise our practice and approach.


Thank you for your interest in our current opportunities.

Our health and adult service is an exciting and friendly place to work, committed to delivering services to its local community and providing opportunities for our local residents.
We are proud of our successful track record as a leading care service provider and we consistently appear amongst the top performing county councils in the country.

It is a pivotal time for both North Yorkshire and the county council's development as we take forward our 2020 plans and work with partners to develop a distinctive public health and adult social care agenda. This aims to support more people to live longer, healthier and independent lives.

We are on an exciting, transformational journey, with a new adult social care service launched in April last year. This has a much greater emphasis placed on prevention, reablement and independence, ensuring we meet the requirements of the Care Act.

At the heart of these changes is our drive to embed practice which is consistently strengths-based, drawing on, and supporting, what people can do for themselves and making the most of individual and community assets to maintain or improve their independence.

As we continue on our exciting journey we are looking to recruit a service manager (continuing health care) as well as two heads of locality - roles which are pivotal to our ten year journey to support people to live healthier, longer, independent lives.

We are looking for people who can deliver transformational change, define our future direction, develop strong dynamic partnerships and deliver robust adult social care services. You will probably already be working at a senior level in a related social care setting and will have a clear vision of success, a passion for significant challenges, and a track record of delivering lasting and innovative results within adult social care.

In any of the roles, you will be at the heart of influencing and developing our vision to shape and drive forward the integration agenda for health and adult social care services. Close partnership working will be key and you will have a visible presence with a range of internal and external partners, with links to regional and national groups.

All of the roles will offer you the opportunity to truly modernise our practice and approach, working across a diverse workforce including provider services, mental health and adult social care teams. They provide the ideal platform for an ambitious professional to further develop their leadership career.

You will be part of a strong and supportive leadership team with an experienced team of staff - all of whom work hard towards developing our integrated health and adult services.

North Yorkshire offers significant scale compared with the vast majority of other local authority areas, providing a unique opportunity to take your career in a variety of directions. Our diversity also allows us to offer some flexibility in terms of office location, centred around the needs of our customers and the achievement of visible leadership.

You will be joining inspirational and forward thinking teams, enabling you to succeed both personally and professionally.

If this sounds like something you would like to be part of, we would love to hear from you!

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 county council are just the same. We are passionate about the place that we work in and the people for whom we work. We are proud about what we have achieved as a council; confident about the services that we provide and ambitious for the future even through the difficult times of austerity.

A recent Local Government Association peer challenge found that our council is a good place to work, with strong leadership and a loyal and committed workforce who have access to well-regarded training and development.

We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice, offering a range of training and development opportunities and career progression allowing you to manage your own development journey and empowering you to control your career. We positively encourage flexible working and we provide you with the technology you need to work from a wide variety of locations. In addition to your salary we offer a range of great benefits to help you financially make life a bit easier. From childcare vouchers, travel loans, shopping and gym discounts to name but a few you can find more information on the range of benefits we offer within our  Total Rewards brochure (pdf / 1 MB).

North Yorkshire really is a stunning, vibrant county with safe communities and excellent education. Over the past two years the new national crime figures have revealed North Yorkshire to be the safest place in England. It is rich in heritage and culture, in a backdrop of outstanding natural beauty with four national parks in easy reach, vibrant cities, market towns, quaint villages, stunning rural and coast landscapes. If you are considering relocating to North Yorkshire we provide a comprehensive   relocation benefits package (pdf / 179 KB) (subject to eligibility) and as a whole North Yorkshire offers some great employment opportunities for your family members along with over 87 per cent of children going to good or outstanding  schools. A simply stunning location to live and work, we really do have it all!

The county benefits from excellent road and rail links, being half way between Edinburgh and London, 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 just 2 hours by train. North Yorkshire borders the Lake District, Lancashire, County Durham, and Yorkshire and Humber regions with all they have to offer.

To find out more about what it is like to work at North Yorkshire County Council take a look at the following video:

About the roles

Location: Selby and Craven

Salary: Up to £62,820 + relocation + ten per cent additional payment for an exceptional candidate

We are currently looking for two heads of locality to lead our high performing and dedicated health and adult service in both the Selby and Craven areas.

Reporting to the assistant director for care and support, you will have personal responsibility for leadership and management of reablement, assessment and care management services in your specific locality while carrying joint responsibility for the performance of the whole of our care and support operational services.

Working in a changing environment, you will be challenged with assisting the directorate in meeting its aim of closer working relationships with health and other partners to deliver improved outcomes for vulnerable adults in North Yorkshire. You will also lead specific countywide programmes as part of the county council’s change and transformation programmes.

We are looking for candidates who have their fingers on the pulse of what is important in today’s health and social care. You should also be able to influence positive relationships with a range of stakeholders and be able to plan, develop and implement new ways of working. A decision maker and programme manager, you must be able to lead, motivate and develop your staff and possess the skills needed to manage financial resources.

If you are an inspiring leader looking for a new challenge and have a genuine passion for making a real difference to people’s lives, we would like to hear from you!

For an informal discussion about the roles please contact Rachel Bowes, assistant director, care and support on 01609 532909.

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 Job description / person specification (pdf / 125 KB)

Location: County wide

Salary: Up to £44,697

Our highly successful health and adult service are looking for a service manager to join them.

As service manager you will develop strategic relationships, operational practice and financial reconciliation of all continuing health care related delivery on a county wide footprint.

This post is integral to developing policy, delivering practice and cultural change, ensuring a robust application of the continuing health care policy is applied to all localities within North Yorkshire and clear audit trails are developed for appropriate financial reconciliation with our health partners.

You will be challenged with taking the strategic lead on a county wide basis in relation to continuing health care, acting as the main point of contact on a strategic basis with internal and external stakeholders to ensure adherence to the agreed continuing health care policy and appropriate financial reconciliation with partners.

If you possess an in depth knowledge of current guidance and legislation in continuing health care and section 117 aftercare, have the ability to act as lead officer in the area of specialism and provide leadership and direction to staff, as well as substantial knowledge of current good practice standards both at local and national level then we would be delighted to hear from you.

We would encourage interested candidates to take the opportunity to have an informal discussion around this role with Dale Owens on 01609 534814.

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 Job description / person specification (pdf / 324 KB)

Key dates

Closing date: 29 July 2018
Shortlisting date: 30 July 2018
Interview date: 9 and 10 August 2018

Please note that where possible we will try to be flexible around interview dates given the current holiday period.