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Managing Director

Managing Director

Job Title: Managing Director
Client: Southend Care
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Southend-on-Sea
Salary: £95,000 - £110,000
REF: 1281755
Contact Name: Anthony Lewis
Job Published: 10 days ago
Job Expiry Date: 24 Jul 2022

Job Description

Southend Care is evolving, and we are seeking a Managing Director to lead us forwards. As a specialist provider of care and support services in Southend, we have established a reputation for delivering high quality services and making a positive difference to the quality of life of to those we support. Our vision is to be the premier provider of care services in South Essex region, and our Managing Director is integral to realising this vision.
Southend Care Ltd (SCL) is a dynamic and forward-thinking Local Authority Trading Company wholly owned by Southend City Council (SCC). It has a £9 million annual turnover, employs 350 staff, and supports over 1000 customers per year. Trading since April 2017 its performance has exceeded business plan expectations both financially and operationally. SCL has a unique and special relationship with Southend City Council being the company the council turns to in the first instance for additional transfer of business. 
Our new Managing Director will lead our Company into the next phase in its development, building on the strong foundation that has already been laid. We have an open and supportive culture and believe that there are real opportunities where we can offer our services to a wider section of our community. As our Managing Director, you will bring an unrelenting focus on the quality of service we provide and promote a positive work environment that embodies our values and empowers staff. Importantly, you will build a strong working relationship with the executive leadership team and recognise the professional expertise they bring to Southend Care, empowering them and listening to their views.
You will have experience working at board level in a similar company and be able to demonstrate how you will lead our organisation forward as Managing Director. We seek someone with a strategic outlook and commercial brain. Ideally you will understand the services we provide, either from a career in care or from leading commercial organisations that provide a range of care services. It is important that you understand the regulatory environment we operate within and can evidence where you have led the commercial growth of an organisation in a similar setting.
As our Managing Director you will be excited by working with our shareholder, Southend City Council. As our single Shareholder and Strategic Partner for service delivery, you will understand the need to prioritise this relationship and be able to demonstrate how you will work successfully with Elected Members and Council officers. You will demonstrate a desire to work closely with SCC and build effective relationships with key stakeholders and balance company priorities with Council priorities.
Southend Care is a great company to work for, and our company values are integral to everything we do. We have worked hard to create a positive culture, and we hope that you will share this same passion for promoting a positive work environment. This has never been more important as we look forwards and for the successful candidate it will present the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of those who work for Southend Care, and for those who access our services.

If you are excited to lead a company that has ambitious growth plans and a solid foundation to build on, then we would love to hear from you. We have a lot to achieve and need someone talented to help realise our vision and seize upon the opportunities that we see in front of us.

For a confidential discussion and to find out more, please contactAnthony Lewis(07747 318128) Chris Barrow(07437 839048) or Anita Denton (07725 554802)
Closing date: Midnight Sunday 24th July 2022.

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  • Closing Date for applications: Midnight Sunday 24th July 2022

  • Longlist Meeting (no candidate involvement): Thursday 28th July 2022

  • Virtual Preliminary interviews with Tile Hill: w/c 1st August 2022

  • Shortlist Meeting (no candidate involvement): Wednesday 10th August 2022

  • Psychometric Assessments & Behavioural Interview: w/c 8th August 2022

  • Final panel interviews (in person): Thursday 18th August 2022

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