About the role





Reporting to the Chief Executive, this role provides strategic and organisational leadership, vision and direction across a number of Directorate and Federated arrangements with particular focus on the planning and commissioning of services for health and social care.  The role leads a Federation, where People, Children’s Services and Public Health collaborate to encourage the best use of resources, avoid duplication and silo working, creating centres of excellence and co design solutions which focus on national, regional and local objectives in a joined up way across services.

The role also holds the statutory responsibility of the Director of Adult Services (DASS)


Council Management Structure Chart

Structure Chart

We believe that this role in Plymouth offers an exciting and substantial opportunity that will not be without its challenges. The successful appointee will need to apply creativity and innovation. There is a diversity of demographic characteristics within local neighbourhoods across the Local Authority in terms of life expectancy and deprivation.

You will offer substantial leadership experience, an understanding of what excellent looks like and the determination to take us there. In return we offer you a city with a strong sense of identity – one which prides itself on systems leadership and cooperation, with the added benefit of living and working in an outstanding coastal location in the South West of England.


We cannot underestimate the value of our people. Collectively, through their considerable individual areas of knowledge and expertise, sheer hard work, determination and commitment, they are responsible for the success that we have achieved as an authority.  You can read our People Strategy here

We want to make working for us as enjoyable and rewarding as possible.  To attract people to join us and also to reward you for working for us, we offer a range of benefits that we hope helps to make the Council a great place to work. We offer an attractive relocation package for eligible staff, comprehensive inductions for new starters and we are committed to providing our staff with an individual Continual Professional Development plan.

Working for Plymouth City Council would not only mean working in a great location, we can also offer you a number of other benefits including:

  • 30 days annual leave
  • Options for flexible and smart working.
  • Pension scheme
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Employee benefits package including discounts on a variety of services and products
  • Free Employee Assistance Programme.
  • A number of staff networks designed to support and encourage equality, diversity and inclusivity.