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Helen Coombes

The aim of the Interim Transformation Programme Lead is to lead the Forward Together Programme for the Adult and Community Services directorate. The directorate aim is to advance the well being of people in Dorset through the delivery of cultural, regulatory, adult social care and adult learning services.

Name: Helen Coombes

Employed in this role since: May 2016

Salary Band: Interim, in line with directors pay range of £111,629 - £126,281 (from 1 April 2017)

The main responsibilities of the Interim Transformation Programme Lead is to:

1. Lead on all aspects of the Adult and Community Services Forward Together Programme

2. Promote radical and innovative ways of delivering county council and service aims and objectives with the aim of providing high quality and cost effective services

4. Provide strong leadership and advice and co-ordinate the provision of relevant information to internal and external inspection bodies

5. Provide support and advice to the Chief Executive and elected members, ensuring clear communication, and delivery of council, cabinet, and overview objectives

6. Promote system leadership and an integrated approach to the delivery of a system wide approach to meet joint priorities and objectives

7. Ensure effective budgetary, planning and performance frameworks, so as to ensure that performance of Adult and Community Services is demonstrably effective against national, regional, and local indicators, that objectives are achieved, and that high standards of probity are met

8. Effectively contribute to local strategic partnerships

9. Advise on the design of arrangements for services in Dorset which reflect local needs, and circumstances, involving the development of appropriate commissioning, management and governance arrangements

10. Work with and consult members of the public and a range of partners, to inform the provision of appropriate, effective and integrated services

11. Build on the outcomes of statutory inspections and other external evaluations, so as to secure continuing improvements in performance. To promote a culture of continuous improvement throughout the county council and within a directorate, and to oversee quality assurance mechanisms to secure best value and diversity in the delivery of services

12. Set high standards and enhance the performance, effectiveness and reputation of the county council

13. Play an active part in the county council's Management of Diversity Programme in respect of both employment and service provision aspects, with the accent on securing upper quartile performance or equivalent as appropriate on performance indicators

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