Assistant Director for Specialist LD & CYAD



Location: Harrow

Salary: Competitive

Reference: A000549


Deliver statutory integrated health and social care services for disabled children and adults with learning disabilities and to improve services and outcomes for citizens who use health and social care support. Reducing gaps and inefficiencies in care and being able to offer some opportunities for financial savings.

Provide organisational and strategic leadership to help Harrow citizens benefit from care that is person-centred and co-ordinated within care settings, across mental and physical health and across health and social care. For care to be integrated, the Assistant Director needs to co-ordinate health and care professionals and resources in order to bring together all of the different elements of care that our citizens need.

Take strategic responsibility for the ongoing development of the Children and Young Adults with Disabilities Service and Specialist Learning Disabilities Care Services and to ensure they reflect legislative and best practice to continually meet the needs of the local community.

Lead and manage the council’s Children and Young Adults with Disabilities Services and Specialist Learning Disability Care services to lead a change programme to ensure fully integrated working practices across the services.

Lead on the Council’s Joint Health & Social Care Autism and Learning Disabilities strategy. And the council’s continuing healthcare strategy.

Lead and manage the council’s and CCG’s health and social care Integrated Community Learning Disability management team on a day to day basis. The service will provide social care assessments and support as well as clinical health assessments and interventions for residents with Learning Disabilities.

Ensure the local authority meets its statutory responsibilities in respect of education, health and social care agenda for disabled children and young people 0-25 and those with SEN, including the appropriate management of risk. Leading on OFSTED inspections for 0-25 disability services. Children’s act 1989, Care Act 2014 and SEND Act 2014.

Seek the views of and liaise and communicate with all relevant stakeholders who have an interest in Children and Adults with disabilities to keep the council informed, as appropriate, on issues and concerns.

Attend and contribute to the adult children’s safeguarding board and strategies. Leading on inspections for disabled children and adults.

For more information, please view the role profile below:

Role Profile


Indicative timetable:

Closing date for applications: Friday 12 July 2024
Preliminary/Technical Interviews:  Monday 22 July 2024
Final Interviews: w/c Monday 29 July 2024

Please be aware that there is a limited period between shortlisting, technical interviews, and final interviews. Please let us know if you have any holiday commitments.


To arrange an informal conversation about this role, please contact:

Sean Anderson
Phone: 0121 312 3755

Dawn Faulkner
Phone: 0121 312 3755

To apply:

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