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Director of Adult Social Care - OCC10035


£131,350 per annum


Oxfordshire County Council is seeking an experienced social care leader to drive forward our ambition to support our residents to live independent lives and to work in partnership with people who access services, their families, our health partners and the provider/voluntary sector to achieve this.


Oxfordshire is the most rural county in the south east, with a population of around 635,500 people.  Being home to the ancient University of Oxford and the rolling hills of the Cotswolds it is steeped in rich history and culture. As a progressive and forward-thinking council, we’re embarking on a significant change programme, building an even better Oxfordshire, not just for today but for future generations.


We have strong partnerships with health, the community and voluntary sector organisations. You will need to be able to build on these relationships at a strategic level, to deliver our ambitions as set out within the Council’s Corporate Plan.  Our vision is to build thriving communities for everyone in Oxfordshire, listening to residents so we can continuously improve our services and provide value for money.


We are looking for an innovative leader to be our statutory DASS, to drive our ambitious vision for Adults Social Care. You will report to the Chief Executive, and be a core member of the corporate leadership team. You will be a key player in the leadership and development of services and transformation across the council as well as ensuring that our most vulnerable people are supported. The role requires a strong grip on all aspects of adult care service delivery, financial management and commissioning.

You will bring relevant and recent senior experience of managing adult services, in a statutory setting, as well as an ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders including central government and regulators.

If you would like an informal discussion about this exciting opportunity please contact David Slatter on 07500 828610 or or Carol Coyle on 07500 887849 or


Closing date: Friday 19th April 2019

Assessment date: 2nd or 3rd May 2019

Interview date: 23rd May 2019


Further information and how to apply for the role of Director of Adult Social Care, can be found here.


Your application should include:

  • Current CV
  • Supporting statement aligned to the person specification (maximum 4 pages).
  • Contact details of at least TWO referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will not be approached without your prior permission.



Our Organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

As a Disability Confident employer we guarantee an interview for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the job. We also guarantee interviews to care leavers who have completed further education and who meet the essential criteria for the job. For those leaving care without any further education we guarantee an interview for our apprenticeships. 

All posts, unless stated otherwise, are open to flexible working arrangements.

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