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Head of Service

Job Introduction

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) is the UK’s newest city region and it’s brimming with prospects, positivity and pride offering traditional seaside living that makes the BCP area a fantastic place to live and work. 

Adult Social Care is seeking to recruit a confident, innovative and creative Head of Service.  You will have substantial experience within health and social care and will have held a leadership role in this field.  You will be able to demonstrate the necessary leadership skills to empower and support our staff to deliver excellent professional practice to our residents.

Applicants need to demonstrate a high level of competency and skill in budget, resource and time management; an ability to confidently manage competing service priorities and the necessary organisational ability to deploy resources to manage identified risks.

With strong communication skills you will be able to connect, engage and negotiate effectively at all levels with the confidence to make clear informed decisions.  You will have the ability to work flexibly and effectively within a defined area and experience in partnership working with Statutory, Private and Voluntary Sector Organisations.

The role expects participation in strategic service development, innovations and projects. 

We are keen to hear from you if you have been part of driving Discharge to Assess (D2A) and have a strong knowledge around health & social care approaches to joint funding and continuing healthcare as well as insight into integrated neighbourhoods.

In return, we can offer flexible working arrangements, professional development opportunities and a supportive team environment.

The successful applicant will be paid for this role at BCP Council band P (£63,205 to £67,236) along with a labour market supplement £11,500 subject to Pay & Reward implementation. 

Applicants must hold a professional qualification and be registered with Social Work England, the Health and Care Professions Council or the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

For an informal discussion please contact Betty Butlin, Director of Adult Social Care, on 01202 123407. Interviews are planned to be held in person on Monday 5th August 2024.

About BCP Council

BCP Council provides services to a diverse community of 400,000 residents and employs more than 5,000 people.  Our area includes over 15 miles of beautiful world-renowned coastline.  We can offer career defining roles to transform and improve services.  By working with us, you can help deliver a vision of a thriving, world-class, prosperous and inclusive place for generations to come.

Our Benefits

We offer an excellent benefits package for further details see here: Jobs and apprenticeships | BCP (

As a result of the creation of BCP Council in 2019, we are working on simplifying our terms and conditions of service and will be creating a single pay structure which is to be applicable for all employees. It is important to us that we offer benefits that our colleagues value as part of their total employment package and we are reviewing these to make sure we have it right. We are in the process of establishing a timescale for implementation and colleagues joining us will be included in these changes. Expected to be in place 2024.


BCP Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the community and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. Applicants to this post will be required to complete the appropriate level of Disclosure & Barring Service Check. Please refer to the Job Description or Role Profile for more details.


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