Part Time Senior Support to the Chief Officer

(Equivalent of 2 days per week to be worked flexibly in response to demand)

Contract initially for six months with the opportunity to extend - fixed term or secondment depending on circumstances

Salary circa £100k pro-rata

Westminster, London

About us

ADASS, the charity and national leadership organisation for Directors of Adult Social Services, has a key role in influencing policy, supporting its members and sharing good practice. The Association's strength is based on its network of 152 local authority directors and their wider teams. Our members play a key role locally, regionally and nationally.

About the role

Our Chief Officer is reducing her hours, so we are looking for flexible additional capacity to support her and the ADASS President and Trustees, providing high level policy and organisational support, co-leading the staff team and securing our resources to support the organisation. Key lead areas will be negotiated with the Chief Officer based on respective strengths.

About you

The successful candidate will co-lead a small staff team focussing on communications, policy and resources. As part of such a small team the successful candidate will also need to be assistant chief cook and bottle washer.

Applicants will be current or recent Directors of Adult Social Services and will be highly effective and versatile operators, able to work well at pace with Government and other partners and to support Trustees, policy and regional leads and the Association's members to influence thinking and to deliver change.

To apply

For an informal conversation about this role please email

To apply please forward your current CV with a covering statement of no more than two sides to  It would be useful if you could refer to how you plan to make this work alongside your existing commitments, and how you’d hope to interact with both the staff and Trustee teams.

Closing date: 5pm, 25 July 2018

Interview and Assessment date: 30 July 2018

 ADASS has a positive approach to equalities and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.