Head of Lifelong Services

West Sussex County Council
19 Dec 2017
21 Dec 2017
Job Type
Head of Lifelong ServicesSalary circa GBP75k based on skills and experience plus relocation expensesPermanent, Full timeBased in Chichester and Horsham, working across West SussexWest Sussex County Council has refreshed its ambitious and far reaching corporate plan, Future West Sussex, which aims to make things easier and better for people living in our county so they receive the very best service for the best value for money.In order to support this aim we are about to introduce Lifelong Services which is our new approach to working in partnership with people with lifelong disabilities and autism, their families, and other stakeholders where we will:Offer early intervention, building on individuals' strengths to develop skills and independence.Promote and maintain safety and good health.Encourage and facilitate employment, valued roles and relationships within individuals communities.We are seeking a Head of Lifelong Services who has a desire to make a real difference to the lives of over 3500 children, young people, and adults who will be supported by this service.This is an opportunity to have a real and lasting impact on the lives of individuals and their families leading a professional and high achieving team and to work in an organisation that shares your passion for achieving the best outcomes for people with lifelong disabilities and autism living in our county.You will have led successful interventions engaging and empowering children, young people, adults and their families, ensuring that their voice is always heard. You will have significant experience of working at a senior leadership level, with the ability to achieve improved outcomes for individuals.You will be able to successfully collaborate with multiple partners and stakeholders, be forward thinking, have innovative ideas, and be able to make bold decisions.For any questions, or an informal conversation about the role, contact Catherine Saunders PA to the Director of Adult Operations:Phone: Supporting document Role profile - Head of Lifelong Services (PDF, 105KB) How to applyWe want to make the process of applying for this role as straightforward as possible. To this end, we ask that your application consists of:A copy of your most recent and up-to-date curriculum vitae.A covering letter of no more than two pages in length, supporting your application.Apply for the role of Head of Lifelong Services.(No agencies please)Closing date: 2 January 2018.Interview date: 22 January 2018.