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Current qualification accepted

There are no specific social care qualifications identified for this role. 

Directors are expected to have a significant understanding of social care and statutory social services and their relationship to the wider organisation if applicable. Organisational management and delivery as well as managing change, being responsible for their workforce and responding to political drivers, legislation and policy are expected. Leadership is a critical part of this role. 

Specific experience will be dictated by each individual organisation as necessary.

Registration is not required

Induction requirements

It is the responsibility of employers and the service provider to make sure that everyone working at the service receives an induction that’s appropriate to their role – this includes managers. This induction is expected to be robust and accessible to prepare them for new and changing roles and responsibilities.