Interim Operations Consultant – Care Dorset

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Interim Operations Consultant – Care Dorset
Interim Position

Dorset 5208304

Posted: 15th June 2022 07:48
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  • Pay Rate:

    £200.80 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 9 months


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What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Interim Operations Consultant – Care Dorset

Reference no: Dorset 5208304

Enhanced DBS disclosure required

The Pay Rate is negotiable for the right candidate – please state pay expectation clearly on your CV.

The individual needs to be on-site in Dorset as required, with some remote working possible.

Care Dorset will be responsible for delivering a range of social care services to council

Residents. These services include:

  • Day services (15 day centres)
  • Residential care (6 care homes)
  • Reablement (2,500hrs per week)
  • Supported living (22 individuals)

The initial phase of the work will be focused on the safe, legal and correct transfer of services on an “as is” basis, ensuring a smooth process with no disruption for people who deliver care services or the people who currently receive them.

The ambition is to develop and improve existing services to improve quality, use of resources and outcomes for people.

Care Dorset will be operational on 3 October 2022.

A separate exercise is underway to recruit a permanent Operations Director, but in the meantime, an interim Operations Consultant is required to support the process for CQC registration review existing operational processes/procedures to ensure they are robust and identify opportunity for improvement.

To work as part of a delivery team and provide advice to the Care Dorset board.


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Experience of working in the care sector, preferably with a range of services comparable to Care Dorset
  2. Excellent leadership skills
  3. Good relationship management skills and ability to work with people who have care and support needs and their families
  4. Strong quality, operational governance, and experience within a CQC regulated environment
  5. A proven focus on developing service lines and introducing innovation to better serve those we support.
  6. Good experience of culture change and pathway re-design and a proven track record of engaging the workforce in this, bringing people with them.
  7. Strong work ethic with the tenacity and skills to deliver on time, in full
  8. Good team player
  9. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite)


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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. *** Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Interim Operations Consultant – Care Dorset
Client Category: Local Authority

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