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Director of Disabilities and Health Partnerships
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/475/29197
  • Published: Mon 21/11/2022, 11:29 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £92,279 - £114,404 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Reigate

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Director of Disabilities and Health Partnerships

In Surrey, we are embarking on an innovative devolved way of working with a mandate to improve the health and wellbeing of residents whilst building prevention and early intervention programmes to stop needs escalating.

Reporting to and working with our Joint Executive Director of Adult Social Care (ASC) and Integrated Commissioning this new role is a crucial part of the strategic Senior Management Team. You will take a lead on one of our four critical priorities, which is the ongoing improvement of Mental Health services, Learning Disabilities & Autism and our Transition services.  

You will provide strategic leadership and direction so that these teams work collaboratively with people with lived experience to ensure that the people we provide services to, their families and carers experience the highest quality outcomes. You will work collaboratively with organisational, sector and political leaders to drive the continuing innovation of these services as part of a whole systems approach  

You will also work collaboratively to enable and support your senior colleagues across our other three big priorities: the integration of health and care at a Place level; the development of new housing models to promote independence, health and wellbeing; and the implementation of the ASC Assurance Framework.

The successful applicant will be an exceptional transformational leader, technically knowledgeable and genuinely passionate about the people who receive our services. You’ll have robust experience operating as a senior leader within a health or social care environment and be able to demonstrate how your excellent relationship management and networking skills have enabled successful joint working across organisational and service boundaries.

We are realistic about how challenging our landscape is right now and the impact of mounting pressures on our services, our budgets and our staff. The right person for this role will recognise this and be ready to embrace the challenges ahead while creating an environment that enables their team to thrive so the people who they work with can thrive.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 04/12/2022.

Interview dates to be confirmed,

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Liz Bruce (Joint Executive Director, Adult Social Care - Surrey County Council and Surrey Heartlands) via her Personal Assistant, Julia Matterface, on 0208 541 7743 or by e-mail at

We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.


From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Our Commitment

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.