Chief Executive

  • Job Reference: 00000588-1
  • Date posted: 6 May 2022
  • Recruiter: ADASS
  • Location: Westminster, London
  • Salary: £105,000 to £130,000
  • Bonus/benefits: 1-year contract / 21 hours per week / salary is pro-rated
  • Sector: Equality & Diversity, Health
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Fixed term opportunity for 1 year
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ADASS is a national charity whose membership is comprised of every Director of Adult Social Services in England, their direct reports and their Principal Social Workers. We are a leadership organisation and are seeking a Chief Executive to play a key, visible leadership role. We exist to advocate for good social policy for all and to share good practice to that end. We want to ensure that people who draw on care and support are able to live good, fulfilling lives.

A unique opportunity to job-share now exists for someone with a passion for social work and social care. The successful candidate will understand how policy is formed and how it is delivered, locally, regionally and nationally. They will represent the Association in the media and across government. They will be able to and engage convincingly with ADASS members, the public, people needing care and support and with a full range of national partners. They will need to be collaborative, inspiring and resilient: the rewards will be the privilege of working with an exceptionally committed and engaged Trustee Board and excellent staff team at a national level together with the knowledge that the organisation has an impact that far exceeds its size.

The breadth and pace of work in ADASS is breath-taking. Support for Trustees and staff and leadership of the organisation and social care is key to this role, which encompasses the influence, wellbeing and sustainability of the organisation. 

The appointee will be well supported by the job share partner and Trustees in this offer for an average of three days a week (to allow for good handover and communications). Whilst chemistry with the job share partner is key, we are particularly looking for someone with:

•    Affinity with ADASS values 
•    Ability to work collaboratively to strategically influence and shape events
•    Understanding and experience of advocating with key policy and decision makers
•    Ability to develop clear and coherent communications strategy 
•    Confidence talking to the media

Recruitment will be via a two-stage process involving the current CE who will become one part of the job share, Trustees and the team.

If you would like an initial, informal discussion about the role, please click the 'Apply for this job now' button. You will be redirected to the vacancy page. 

Closing Date:        5pm, Thursday 02 June 2022
Interview Date:    Monday 13 June 2022​​​​​​​

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