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Director - Safeguarding and Quality Assurance

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    Social Work

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    £649 - £650 per annum

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    Anthony Scargill

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  • Published:

    14 days ago

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Akton recruitment are looking for a professional and experienced Interim Director of Safeguarding and Quality Assurance to join the local authority in Essex.
The role is accountable for:
* Being an exemplar systems leader - displaying the behaviours expected to support our vision and strategy with Cabinet, CMB, partners and employees at all levels.
* Working collaboratively across the council to support the delivery of best possible outcomes for service users on a financially sustainable basis.
* Working collaboratively with both the Chief Executive and Leader of the council, other members, partners and the community to support the long-term vision.
* Accountable for creating and proactively leading change initiatives which support our longer-term vision.
* Anticipating and predicting the long-term impact of national and international developments, within an area of expertise to inform the wider function and the council's strategy.
* Using sound commercial judgement to find novel solutions to emerging and complex issues.
* Maximising digital technologies and innovation across the council and with stakeholders and partners.
* Equality and diversity is celebrated and considered as part of all decisions taken.
* Using professional expertise to translate the vision and strategy into strategies, goals and plans for the functional area.
* To manage relationships with service users, suppliers and partners to ensure the best outcomes for Essex.
* Being widely externally networked with fellow professionals, partners, stakeholders and communities outside the council to evaluate and bring in and apply new practices.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience Required:
* Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in a relevant professional area.
* A deep understanding, gained through significant experience, in developing solutions to deliver value for money services in a relevant service/functional area.
* Strong project management and commercial experience with evidence of a clear understanding of the financial responsibilities associated with programmes of work.
* Experience of working with stakeholders, supply chains and partners to agree and deliver appropriate commercial structures which incentivise delivery.
* Proven ability to focus on results, forging a strong team from diverse backgrounds to achieve strategic objectives.
* Proven communication skills with an ability to influence both strategically and corporately in a complex organisation with senior stakeholders.
* Proven track record of using professional expertise to deliver strategic objectives and expected outcomes, while managing conflicting priorities.
* Experience of successful delivery within a rapidly changing and ambiguous environment.
* Experience of creating and proactively leading change initiatives in a complex environment.

This is a fulltime role, working 37 hours per week, Monday - Friday, it is initially working from home, with the requirement to come into the office once restrictions are eased. The contract for this role is 6 months, 03/21 - 09/21, paying a day rate of £649.99.
If this role is right for you, get in touch!