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North East ADASS Shared Lives officer

Salary: £27,731 (FTE)  £13,865 (Actual)

Hours: 18.5 per week.

Based: Flexible (a combination of working across the North East, based at North East Shared Lives schemes and home working)

Duration: 12 months

The North East branch of ADASS is working in partnership with Shared Lives Plus to implement an ambitious growth and development plan for Shared Lives across the region.  All twelve local authorities in the North East have collectively come together to achieve a regional approach to the growth, development and diversification of Shared Lives.

We are recruiting for a new and exciting role to support and coordinate the regional programme, support the delivery of communities of practice and delivery of a North East Shared Lives communications strategy. Within the role you will have responsibility for working in partnership with Shared Lives schemes in each local authority to deliver local action plans, liaising with key stakeholders and reporting on project progress to Directors of Adult Social Care (DASS).

The role will have responsibility for:

  • Being the primary contact for the project
  • Providing dedicated support to each local authority across the North East
  • Project communication to stakeholders
  • Raising the profile of Shared Lives across the North East
  • Project monitoring
  • The development of communities of practice which will explore the growth, development and diversification of Shared Lives across the region.

How to apply 

Apply by sending an up to date CV and a supporting statement, which should be kept to a maximum of two pages. Please start your supporting statement by saying why you want to work for us and work in the Shared Lives sector. Your supporting statement will also need to demonstrate how you meet the requirements of each area of the person specification below:

  • Relevant skills and experience
  • How your knowledge, values and attitude make you a suitable candidate
  • How you would meet the practical requirements of the job.

Please read through personal specification below, to get a better sense of what we are looking for.

Shared Lives Plus is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff.  We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnerships.

The closing date for this role is Friday 28th February 2020 at 1pm. Interviews will be held the week commencing 9th March 2020

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Mark Gallagher on 07551154935 or email