Executive post

Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Services - David Hare


5.2.11 Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adult Services

To oversee the work of the Council’s Adult Social Care and ensure they are carried out efficiently and effectively.

To be the Executive Member responsible for:


a)      overseeing the production of all statutory and service plans within the remit of the service;


b)      joint working with health organisations and the voluntary sector;


c)       taking forward the Council’s Better Government for Older People’s Strategy;


d)      preparation for and implementation of agreed action plans from inspections including joint reviews and CQC reviews;


e)      developing a range of partnerships and initiatives in liaison with community groups, e.g., the Carers’ Strategy.

To be responsible for the development of new or revised Adult Social Services policies with due regard to corporate objectives, including equal opportunities and social inclusion.

To advise the Council on forthcoming developments in the Health Legislation including Public Health responsibilities.

To oversee the production and development of the Council’s future strategy for Social Care.

To be responsible for overseeing Optalis, the Council’s Social Care Company from a service commissioning perspective.

To represent the Council as determined by the Executive on outside bodies and in discussions/negotiations with regional, national and government bodies.

To lead on the Commissioning Strategy for Adult Social Care and Health.

Responsible for overseeing transitional arrangements when children become adults, in conjunction with the Executive Member for Children’s Services.

To work collaboratively with the Executive Members for Children’s Services and Finance and Housing to ensure the needs of young people, and children and young adults with disabilities and/or with their families are met.

To ensure that decisions and policies within the Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing portfolio are in accordance with the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy.

To hold the Director of Adult Services to account for the performance and improvement of the services and sufficiency duties.

To lead on engagement with the community and voluntary sector.

To act as the primary press spokesperson on all matters relating to the whole of the Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing.

To work with the relevant Directors and the Executive Member for Finance and Housing to produce a 3-year rolling budget with the emphasis on the first 12 month which adequately cover the costs within the Executive Member’s areas of responsibility.

To ensure there is regular performance monitoring with directors against the agreed annual budget.

To ensure timely reporting of both over and under spend against agreed budget.

To ensure the preparation of supplementary budget estimates and justification for any overspend against agreed budget.

To take overall responsibility for all financial matters within the portfolio.

To take responsibility for overseeing the development of the contract procurement strategy within the Health, Wellbeing and Adult Services portfolio, including ensuring corporate and consistent standards for monitoring and evaluation of such contracts, and paying attention to timeliness and value for money.

To take on or transfer any other function, responsibility or role which the Leader may deem from time to time appropriate.

To work with all Executive Members to develop the Council’s external funding strategy to maximise income from government and other sources.


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