The UK Government is advertising for the role of chief social worker for adults, with the job specification listing an annual salary of £100,000.
The job summary reads: “This is a hugely important role in the Adult Social Care Group.
“The Adult Social Care Group is responsible for all things related to adult social care in central government. We are mid-way through a big reform agenda to transform adult social care in England including: investing in better workforce training, recognition and career progression; replacing paper care records with digital records; giving the public information on how well their local council delivers adult social care compared to others; expanding the use of online and telephone care assessments; providing home adaptations that help people live independently in their own homes; and much more.
“It’s a big task with many challenges, but together we can make so much difference to the people we serve. If you have the ability to influence at senior levels in government and across the sector through the power of your expertise and relationships, we would love to hear from you.”
The government said the chosen candidate will “be the public face of adult social work in England and a senior leader within the Department of Health and Social Care”.
The role includes representing the department at events, and requires close work with the Social Care Group and the chief nurse for adult social care.
It also comes with public sector benefits like pension and maternity leave.