Job vacancies at SCIE
Open Head of Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) Closing date: midnight Sunday 14 March 2021
Full-time, working from home with the ability to travel to central London when necessary
Temporary (circa six month) basis with the possibility of extension. (We would be pleased to consider a secondment arrangement)
Do you have energy, enthusiasm and passion backed up by a high level of expertise and credibility in social care? The Think Local Act Partnership is seeking a new Head to lead the TLAP Partnership in the next stage of its journey to transform social care through personalised and community centred approaches.
If you have a proven track record of strategic leadership, have excellent networking and relationship development skills and an ability and commitment to working in co-production with people who use care and support services, we'd like to hear from you!
The postholder will work alongside the TLAP Board to implement an ambitious strategic direction for the Partnership, and to maximise TLAP's impact. Co-production with people who access care and support and carers is central to TLAP's values. The Head will work alongside members of TLAPs National Co-production Advisory Group and be responsible for the day-to-day management of the small central staff team
In return we offer the opportunity to contribute to important and valued work with national impact, and to work in a supportive team with diverse and friendly colleagues and good benefits.
Download: Role description / Person specification
Think Local Act Personal is an alliance of over 50 national social care, health and housing partners committed to improving the delivery of personalised, community-based care and support. It brings together people who use services and family carers, central and local government, major provider bodies, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector and other key groups to work together to ensure people live better lives
TLAP's recent independent evaluation validates TLAP's theory of change and its impact across the system demonstrating its ability to influence behaviour change and change practice. This is more important now than ever as Covid-19 created incomparable challenges for the care and health sector. TLAP has played a key role in identifying the impact of this pandemic on people who access care and support. We are committed to applying the learning from this experience to support the long awaited and much needed reform of adult social care.
The Partnership, as a broad coalition of organisations committed to change, has over the years demonstrated its strengths as a key catalyser of change and remains uniquely positioned to inform the next phase – promoting fundamental change away from institutional and one-size models towards personalisation and community focused support with co-production as a key vehicle to realising that ambition.
Find out more: Think Local Act Personal Partnership (TLAP) website
TLAP is hosted by the Social Care Institute for Excellence
If this sounds like you, then joining TLAP will mean being at the leading edge of delivering a more innovative and exciting future
If you'd like an informal conversation to find out more, email email@example.com and request an appointment with either:
- Caroline Speirs, current Head of TLAP
- Kathryn Smith, CEO of SCIE
Please apply by application form (see below) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Packs are available in alternative formats on request.
Closing date: midnight Sunday 14 March
Interviews scheduled for Friday 19 March via MS Teams
SCIE has a lot to offer as an employer
Our team. SCIE has a very diverse team of people from a wide range of professional backgrounds. You'll find them a friendly, helpful and supportive group who will value your contribution.
Your career development. Every one of our people works with their line manager to produce a personalised learning and development plan. We'll provide plenty of opportunities to improve your skills and knowledge which might involve work shadowing, attending courses and volunteering opportunities.
The benefits. Our terms and conditions are currently under review, though we will continue to offer above average benefits to recognise the value we place in our staff teams.
Flexible ways of working. You can work from home. We offer flexible hours and working patterns.
The results of your work. The job you perform at SCIE enables us to do more to raise standards in social care across the United Kingdom. So, ultimately, your work is helping improve the experience of millions of people who receive some form of care, every day.
Visit the About SCIE section to find out more about us and our work.