Executive Recruitment

Director of Adult Social Care

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Bath & North East Somerset Council
£102,177 - £108,192
Closing date:
20th May
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
20th May 9am
Long listing
w/c 24th May
Preliminary interviews
w/c 7th June
Short listing
w/c 7th June
w/c 13th June
Final panel
18th June


Director of Adult Social Care

£102,177 - £108,192


Improving People’s Lives

Bath & North East Somerset is a wonderful and diverse place including the World Heritage City of Bath, the market towns of Keynsham, Radstock and Midsomer Norton, and rural communities nestled in the beautiful countryside of the Chew Valley, the foothills of the Mendips and the Cotswolds.

Tackling the climate and ecological emergency and giving people a bigger say, shapes the way in which we  enable our communities to live fulfilling, engaged and independent lives.

The Council has been through a significant restructure to better align our services with our ambitions and to enable us to deliver our commitments to our communities, residents and local businesses. We are seeking to appoint a new Director of Adult Social Care who will bring strategic leadership to the service and wider corporate management team, who can innovate and further develop our well regarded social care services. We have highly developed integrated commissioning arrangements with our CCG and a relationship with Virgin Care to provide services to residents.

Strong local partnerships have been key to our success, and these partnerships have developed further during the pandemic.  We are particularly proud of the innovative arrangements we have put in place through our Health and Wellbeing Hub.

As an organisation, we have ambitious plans to deliver improvements and innovations, including through the use of technology. 2021 will be a year of real change as we put our council back on a sustainable financial footing. 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Philip Emms (07590 225472) or Seb Lowe (07464 543442), and visit our microsite:

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How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Rachel Cox
0113 205 6068
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