The Roles

  • Corporate Director – Housing

    Dorset Council
    Up to £115,286 per annum

    One Team. One ambition 

    Where you live can really affect how you live. Affordable, suitable and decent housing is one of the top priorities in our Council Plan. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the importance of our housing services as we responded to accommodating our rough sleepers and the increasing number of households presenting as homeless. We need to adapt and transform our services through co-production to ensure we meet the future housing needs of Dorset residents, and you will play a vital role in shaping this vision.

    Working collaboratively with council colleagues and external stakeholders you will oversee our ambitious Building Better Lives Programme, an initiative to deliver social care accommodation, affordable housing and in some areas, health services in partnership with NHS. All of this feeds into our housing strategy which you will be instrumental in leading on. You will also lead the Community Safety Team as part of the wider partnership, with a focus on improving housing and health and wellbeing outcomes for key parts of our community.

    You’ll have a strong track record of leading local authority housing services alongside collaborative partnership working across the public, private and voluntary sectors. You’ll have experience of leading large-scale transformation and delivering exceptional, safe and responsive services. Influential, tenacious, financially astute and politically sensitive, you’ll have the credibility and communication skills to unite our dedicated team and partners.

    If you share our energy and passion to make a real difference for our residents, then we want to hear from you. We want to create a workforce that is brave, agile and innovative. A workforce that listens, learns and celebrates success. We have a strong digital offer and are committed to an agile and flexible approach to working. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we rapidly implemented home working for 2500 employees. So, whether you are looking to relocate or not, come and join us and help us shape the future in Dorset.

    For a confidential discussion with a Penna consultant, please call:

    • Rob Naylor on 07922 417550
    • Ben Cox 07809 374692.

    Closing Date: Friday 6th November 2020

    Job Description
  • Corporate Director – Adults Commissioning

    Dorset Council
    Up to £115,286 per annum

    One Team. One ambition

    Created in 2020, this is a key new post which builds on the team already in place and gives us the strength of leadership to achieve our goals. You will provide strategic leadership and direction for effective commissioning of Adult Social Care across Dorset. Working collaboratively with Health and Social Care partners you will stimulate markets, lead market redesign and encourage innovation across all areas to ensure an integrated, strengths-based, person centred model. We have to make sure that every pound that we spend on care and support has a positive impact for people, and we need the tools to show that. This role will be leading on co-producing and co-designing care and support with our residents, meaning you and your team will have high quality skills and set a standard for others to follow!

    You’ll have a strong track record of strategic social care commissioning and improvement, alongside collaborative partnership working across commercial, community & voluntary, health and social care system. You’ll have experience of leading large-scale transformation and delivering exceptional, safe and responsive services. Influential, tenacious, financially astute and politically sensitive, you’ll have the credibility and communication skills to unite our dedicated team and partners.

    If you share our energy and passion to make a real difference for our residents, then we want to hear from you. We want to create a workforce that is brave, agile and innovative. A workforce that listens, learns and celebrates success. We have a strong digital offer and are committed to an agile and flexible approach to working. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we rapidly implemented home working for 2500 employees. So, whether you are looking to relocate or not, come and join us and help us shape the future in Dorset.

    For a confidential discussion with a Penna consultant, please call:

    • Carol Coyle on 07500 887 849
    • Chris Barrow on 07500 888 102
    • Maggie Hennessy on 07877 004648.

    Closing Date: Friday 6th November 2020

    Job Description
  • Corporate Director – Adult Care Operations

    Dorset Council
    Up to £115,286 per annum

    One Team. One ambition

    Under your inspiring leadership, your teams will give equal emphasis to the different needs of our residents and work with them, focussing on people’s strengths. You’ll also work with partners to focus on prevention and provide integrated care. Through insight, we can bring continuous improvement and develop resilient, supportive and inclusive communities.

    If you are ideally a qualified social worker or Occupational Therapist, but importantly, you share our energy and passion to make a real difference for our residents, then we want to hear from you. You’ll have a strong track record as a successful adult social care leader, bringing experience in leading large-scale transformation, strengths-based practice and delivering exceptional, safe and responsive services. Influential, tenacious, financially astute and politically sensitive, you’ll have the credibility and communication skills to unite our dedicated team and partners.

    We want to create a workforce that is brave, agile and innovative. A workforce that listens, learns and celebrates success. We have a strong digital offer and are committed to an agile and flexible approach to working. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic we rapidly implemented home working for 2500 employees. So, whether you are looking to relocate or not, come and join us and help us shape the future in Dorset.

    For a confidential discussion with a Penna consultant, please call:

    • Carol Coyle on 07500 887 849
    • Chris Barrow on 07500 888 102
    • Maggie Hennessy on 07877 004648.

    Closing Date: Friday 6th November 2020

    Job Description