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Assistant Director - Adult Safeguarding & Quality Assurance

Job details
Posting date: 08 June 2024
Salary: £419.26 to £419.26 per day
Additional salary information: per day PAYE depending on experience (tbc)
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 07 July 2024
Location: IPSWICH, IP1 2BX
Company: Triumph Consultants Ltd
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: SCC (HQ) SCC18215


What's involved with this role:

Interim Assistant Director - Adult Safeguarding & Quality Assurance

Reference no: SCC (HQ) SCC18215

Pay Rate: up to £419.26 per day PAYE depending on experience (tbc)

37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months


Please note that the pay rate is provisional

As Assistant Director for Safeguarding and Quality Assurance, you will lead our Adult Safeguarding and Adults Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub Services as well as act as the lead social work professional for all social care staff. Provide advice, guidance and supporting to the Director of Adult Social Care on practice and risk to ensure our services meet all adult social care legal requirements. Also be responsible for leading and driving quality assurance and practice development, ensuring the continuing improvement of practitioner skill and experience across the ASCS workforce in preparation for the new CQC inspection framework. To do so you will have advanced knowledge of national and international policies and their implications for practice. Have in-depth knowledge on how to lead the implementation of these national guidelines and how to audit and assure the effectiveness and quality of services across all healthcare services against quality standards.

Lead assurance for DMT, SAB and Regulatory Bodies in relation to safeguarding governance, practice and discharge of statutory duties and will lead best practice and compliance with MCA/LPs legislation. An immediate focus of this role will be to take the DMT lead on the Liberty Protection Safeguard (LPS) changes, leading and driving the required practice, structural and technology requirements. Be the Councils strategic lead on; inputting to the national consultation, leading the delivery of new and updated policy, ensuring training and guidance and quality assurance processes are in place, communications with the Public, Providers and Partners is planned and delivered and ICT systems are developed, continuously improving . Your leadership will foster a positive culture of change that best enables practitioners to extend their skill, experience and flexibility to adapt to changing nature of demand in the services

Key Responsibilities

A lead contribution to the creation of a high-performance culture within the ASC directorate that is flexible, innovative, responsive to changing priorities and empowers people to deliver excellence, best value, and continuous improvement for the people of Suffolk.
The development of a highly effective, collaborative, and inspirational Management Team, demonstrating strong leadership for our staff and partners.
Excellent leadership ensuring effective operations in planning, programme development, human resources and staff development, systems development, business development, and financial oversight.
Effective system leadership, building trust and developing shared priorities with DMT members, partners and stakeholders, including tackling areas of conflict and creating solutions to ensure the delivery of user-focussed, integrated, locality based services for vulnerable adults and their families.
Communicate agreed actions into service operations ensuring accountable leaders are clear on outcomes.
Leadership of appropriate networks, boards, and individual stakeholder relationships across the local system in order to influence increased integration and collaborative working such as Integrated Care Partnership, Quality Assurance Boards, Social Care Research Governance Group.
Joint working with other Directorates within the Council and key partners (e.g. ICBs) to turn agreed ambitions into delivery plans, ensuring controls and governance are in place to deliver outcomes.
Collaborative, integrated outcome-based service planning that takes account of national performance standards, statutory and local performance plans and ensures the personalisation of social care services for adults is achieved.
Embedding a learning culture within teams to develop high quality practice, innovative ways of working, model behaviours and effective use of Signs of Safety principles and tools.
Leadership of the implementation of ways of working to support effective early help and prevention including identifying potential hazards to delivering effective services.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


Master’s Degree and/or equivalent experience
Social Work qualification recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council.


In-depth knowledge and understanding of the major issues and specific challenges facing public sector
Comprehensive understanding of legislation, guidance, and national policy framework relevant to role for provision of services (e.g. MCA, DoLs, Care Act, MHA).
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of all relevant social care specific legislation


Experience of system process improvement, implemented to create effective and better ways of working, aligned to customer purpose
Demonstrable evidence of effective engagement with a range of partners and stakeholders (including the media), to ensure the ongoing development of networks that foster personal and organisational credibility
Evidence of developing innovative approaches to meeting social care needs at a senior level
Evidence of successful multi-partner and/or commercial negotiations which have had a positive impact on communities and other stakeholders including staff
Evidence of providing sound professional advice to elected Members and building effective and productive political working relationships that enhance the delivery of the service
Evidence of having the self-confidence and perspective to facilitate open and honest relationships with the leadership team, staff and the wider public community in order to discuss and remove barriers to the effective delivery of services.
Evidence of harnessing the strengths and talents of people at all levels, in order to support them to realise their full potential and achieve common goals.
Demonstrable evidence of having successfully delivered service redesign / improvements, driving associated cultural change to embed the improvements whilst delivering savings
Demonstrable evidence of high performance and achievement at a senior level within a local authority and/or large, multifunctional organisation with comparable scope, size and complexity
A track record of developing and interpretation of high-level strategies to tangible action and success on the ground
A record of successful resource management, budget formulation, monitoring and control of the performance of human, financial and physical resources in a complex / political organisation

Skills & Abilities:

Excellent leadership skills with the ability to create a vision and inspire people in working together to deliver against the vision
Ability to inspire staff to deliver services with an emphasis on responsibility, accountability, community and health relationships.
Demonstrate an ability to manage, over lengthy prolonged periods of time, emotionally demanding work that is frequently distressing and stressful and be able to support others commissioned to carry out such work.


Job Ref: SCC (HQ) SCC18215

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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