We operate a bilingual policy. All applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English.

Corporate Lead Officer: Porth Cynnal & Statutory Director of Social Services

Closing date: 03/12/2023

Reference: REQ105097

37 hours / Permanent

84,846 - 90,164 *


*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

This position qualifies for an additional market supplement payment of £7,336.00 per year. Please note this additional payment will be reviewed in October 2024. 

The successful candidate may be eligible to up to a maximum of £8,000 (including VAT) towards the cost of expenses incurred as a result of relocating to the county of Ceredigion. For further information please email humanresources@ceredigion.gov.uk. For more information about the county of Ceredigion and the enviable lifestyle it offers please click here.

We are looking to recruit a Corporate Lead Officer to join our ambitious leadership team on a permanent, full time basis to lead and develop ‘Porth Cynnal Specialist Services’ and to undertake the role of Statutory Director of Social Services.

This exciting position provides the opportunity to be a key partner in the implementation of a pioneering integrated services delivery model and further developing strengths-based, outcome-focussed services for the people of Ceredigion.

As part of our vision to ensure that every child, young person and adult in Ceredigion is able to reach their full potential we are implementing an integrated service delivery model (see Information Pack) that will combine a range of current services and teams into early intervention, prevention and through age specialist services.

As Corporate Lead Officer – Porth Cynnal you will be our designated Statutory Director of Social Services and the lead advisor to the Council on all matters relating to Porth Cynnal Specialist Services.

Responsibilities will include the following services and functions:

  • Safeguarding
  • Mental Wellbeing and Substance Misuse
  • Planned Care and Support Service
  • Extended Support Services (Disability)
  • Quality Assurance and Independent Review

Our ideal candidate

We are looking for a dynamic leader who embraces the challenges that a multi-dimensional leadership role in modern local government brings. You will have a strong desire to use creative and innovative approaches to improve service delivery and will harness the potential of existing staff to develop a resilient, agile and forward-thinking service.

In addition to the above, we require an individual with a degree of fluency in the Welsh language. The required Welsh language skill is not however required on appointment and the successful candidate will be fully supported to reach the desired standard following appointment.

Our offer to you

In exchange for your skills and commitment we will offer you a range of employee benefits including competitive annual leave allowance, generous pension contribution scheme, lifestyle savings, discounted gym membership and much more.  Information about the employee benefits we offer can be found here.

We also believe work-life balance is very important. To support you in achieving this, you will have access to the following discretionary benefits:

  • Hybrid Working: Subject to certain conditions being met, you may choose to work from home or in an office location.
  • Flexi-time: Hours may be worked within a defined bandwidth, Monday to Friday, subject to service needs.

Additional information

For information about this role and our organisation please see our Information Pack.

Note: We reserve the right to change the application window so it that it closes earlier or later than currently advertised.

CLO Porth Cynnal – Recruitment Pack by Cyngor Sir Ceredigion County Council

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Porth Cynnal – Specialist Through Age Services

Porth Cynnal provides intensive and specialist through-age assessment, care planning and review for those in need of longer term or complex care and support including quality assurance checks court and statutory interventions.

The service consists of the following teams:

  • Planned Care: Adults and Children’s Care and Support and Statutory Interventions’ Teams
  • Extended Support: Adult and Children’s Disability Team & Mental Capacity Specialist Support Team
  • Substance Misuse: Substance Misuse Team, Youth Justice Statutory Team and IFSS/Edge of Care Team
  • Mental Wellbeing: Mental Health and AMHP Team, School Counselling Team
  • Safeguarding & Quality Improvement:  Adult and Children’s Safeguarding Team, Independent Reviewing and Quality Assurance Team
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