Head of Adult Services - Maidenhead

02 Dec 2017
13 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Adult Services, Berkshire
Circa £40K

Our client, a charitable organization, is seeking a Head of Adult Services to lead and develop the charity’s support activity for Adults (living with the conditions the charity represents). The purpose of the role will be:

To support the implementation of the charity’s strategic aims, with particular regard to increasing and improving individual health and wellbeing through self-management. To lead, oversee and further develop all aspects of the charity’s support activity for adults with the condition they support, optimising the support provided and growing the number of beneficiaries.
To liaise with health and social care professionals, commissioners in the NHS, local NHS Trusts, Health Boards and Local Authorities, to promote the benefits of supported self-management and the specific services the charity provides.
To manage and report on any contracts for services held by the charity.
To conduct or commission research on `patient’ needs and the best ways of meeting them.
To contribute to the annual and strategic planning of the charity and to contribute as necessary to Board meetings with the Trustees in relation to adult services.
To represent the charity in appropriate expert groups, partnerships and external projects.

The charity is a leader in its field, being the only national UK charity to exclusively represent the conditions it supports. They achieve a huge amount on a small budget and punch well above their weight.
Reporting directly to the CEO, they will be a part of the Senior Management Team and will play a key role in contributing to the strategic direction of the charity. There will be a team of 4 reporting to the role holder.
To be successful in this role you will have experience in:

Managing and motivating a team.
Understanding and implementation of self-management techniques in long term health conditions
Development and management of budgets
Project planning, management and evaluation
Higher level analysis and decision making
Experience of marketing in relation to statutory services
Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proficient use of Microsoft Word; Excel; Power Point
Proficient use of databases and data management
Financial management and planning
Understanding of the impact of long term health conditions

A people person, you enjoy forging and sustaining relationships at all levels and will be as comfortable talking with external partners and stakeholders, pharmaceutical industry contacts government officials, MPs, key opinion leaders and the media as you are with members and volunteers.
As well as generous salary, our client offers a rewarding working environment in Berkshire, West of London[AB1] .
If you believe you are suitably qualified for this position please supply a CV and covering letter (stating current salary and benefits.)
The recruitment for this role will be exclusively handled by myHRdept. We provide HR services to our client and have been exclusively retained to recruit for this vacancy. Please then, no agencies - thank you.

[AB1]I don’t want to encourage people who live in London to apply as I think this would be potentially an unsustainable commute, depending where in London they might live. Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t consider a candidate from London but ….