Corporate Director of Social Services
Caerphilly County Borough Council, one of the largest Unitary Authorities in Wales, is seeking a new Corporate Director of Social Services.
This exciting opportunity will see the successful applicant join a dynamic and innovative organisation and play a key role in delivering the strategic vision of the council.
This requires high level leadership skills and the business acumen to deliver sector-leading services against a backdrop of diminishing resources. Diligent financial management and direct accountability is a fundamental requirement of all senior managers and this has placed the Council in a sound financial position.
Nigel Barnett, Caerphilly's Acting Chief Executive said, "We are looking for an outstanding individual to help us deliver our key priorities. This is a significant opportunity for a high-calibre professional to join a progressive Council and make a telling contribution."
"We are a bold and ambitious Council and we have recently demonstrated our commitment to the Social Care Agenda by investing an additional £1.25m into next years budget, and further protecting the Social Care Budget for the next 3 financial years in our medium term financial plan," he added.
Caerphilly is a progressive authority and has set key plans in place:
- To expand and develop community based health and social care services to enable people to live safe, fulfilled lives, that are as active as possible
- To enable independent living in local communities, through appropriate support mechanisms for individuals, families and carers
- To develop and strengthen preventative work and service provision for vulnerable children, adults and their carers
The Caerphilly County Borough has a population of 180,000 and is located in South East Wales within easy reach of the M4 corridor. It borders the Brecon Beacons to the North and the cities of Cardiff and Newport to the South. The economy and landscape have been transformed over recent years from its roots in heavy industry into a modern economy which is working hard to withstand the effects of the current economic climate.
The Council operates a Cabinet-style system consisting of a Leader, two Deputy Leaders and seven Cabinet Members drawn from the 73 elected councillors. Each Cabinet Member has a specific portfolio area and their role is to deliver a specific element of the Cabinet Work Programme. The Cabinet's progress is monitored throughout the year through various Scrutiny Committees.