Welcome to Surrey Choices
The Managing Director position is a key appointment in leading a growing, sustainable, profit making local authority trading company. It is already a major local employer and supporter of local businesses and the Managing Director will be expected to ensure that the company continues with this approach and gives full regard to the impact on the local community / economy in any key decisions that it takes.
We are delighted that you are considering becoming a part of Surrey Choices, an organisation deeply committed to making meaningful change in the lives of those we support. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about this incredible opportunity.
Our Vision and Mission
We believe that every life has value and every individual deserves a chance to thrive. At Surrey Choices, our vision is to offer person-centred support, empowering people to live active and fulfilling lives within their local communities. We are privileged to do this through the dedication of skilled, engaged, and inspired colleagues, and we continue to strive to be an outstanding provider of choice. Our aim is to collaborate creatively with communities, colleagues, customers, and carers to produce positive and sustainable outcomes for everyone we work with
Who We Are
Surrey Choices was launched in August 2014 as a Local Authority Trading Company (LATC), wholly owned by Surrey County Council. We pride ourselves on working in partnership to offer a wide-range of adult social care services, particularly focusing on disabled, autistic, and neurodiverse individuals in Surrey and its surrounding areas. Our LATC status gives us the flexibility to meet peoples’ diverse wants and needs while contributing long-term social and economic value to the community.
The Role of the Managing Director
As our Managing Director, ,your leadership will be the cornerstone for creating a positive organisational culture, business expansion, and continuous improvement. We want you to
- Establish a clear vision for the future of the organisation
- Set challenging goals and targets
- Inspire and recognise team contributions
- Drive continual performance improvements
- Build parternships for the future
Who We’re Looking For
We want someone with a commercial and entrepreneurial spirit, and a proven track record in delivering locally relevant services within a focused, commercial, traded-services setting. Experience in local government and complex governance will be advantageous. Above all, you should have a genuine ability to forge robust partnerships and alliances, aiming for sector-wide outcomes. We provide authentic leadership to our team and contribute collaboratively to our long-term commercial and social objectives. In return we can offer you a great place to learn and work, the chance to know you make a difference every day with the support of a committed Board and partners in the County Council.
If you are passionate about bringing vision, skill, and significant contributions to our team and the lives of those we support, then we are excited to hear from you.
Please join us as we continue our journey to create a world that is more accessible and supportive for all.
Jane Earl, Board Chair