As there have been some searches made to the blog about the Social Services management structure I thought I would explain the current structure (or at least with the caveat that obviously this changes over time), along with contact details (whether email or phone). For each tier of management, I’ve given it a number followed by a letter. C stands for councillor, E stands for employee. The number represents what tier (starting with 1 at the top), followed by in brackets how many people are at this tier. I’ll also state who they report to/are line managed by.
There are three which aren’t employees in the Social Services department. One is an office-holder, one is an employee and the other is a vacancy (office-holder). Those are Cllr Jeff Green (Conservative) – resigned 21/5/12 Cllr Phil Davies email@example.com (Cabinet (Chair), Labour) (from 21/5/12), vacancy – resigned 21/5/12 Cllr Anne McArdle (from 21/5/12) (Cabinet Member for Social Care and Public Health, Labour) and Dawn Stanley-Smith. Dawn Stanley-Smith is an employee in the Children and Young People’s Department (CYPD).
Cabinet Member for Adult Ed- added 21/5/12 Social Care & Inclusion, C1 (3): Cllr Jeff Green, Conservative, firstname.lastname@example.org – resigned 21/5/12 Cllr Anne McArdle (from 21/5/12) (Cabinet Member for Public Health),
Cabinet Member for Public Health, C1 (3): Vacancy to 21/5/12, Cllr Anne McArdle (from 21/5/12) Labour, N/A, Public
Cabinet Member for Finance/Best Value, C1 (3): Cllr Jeff Green – resigned 21/5/12 Cllr Phil Davies email@example.com (Cabinet (Chair)) (from 21/5/12), Public
Director of Adult Social Services, E1 (1): Graham Hodkinson, 0151 666 3650, Cllr Jeff Green resigned 21/5/12 Cllr Phil Davies & Cllr Anne McArdle
Graham Hodkinson has four people he line manages, these are:-
Stephen Rowley (Head of Branch, Finance and Performance), E2 (4), 666 3662, Graham Hodkinson
Chris Begya (Head of Branch, Personal Support), E2 (4), 666 3624, Graham Hodkinson
Caroline McKenna (Head of Branch, Safeguarding), E2 (4), 666 3938, Graham Hodkinson
Rick O’Brien – seconded to DoH from August 2012 (Head of Branch, Personal Assessment and Planning), E2 (4), 666 476?, Graham Hodkinson
I’ll then split it into who reports to who starting with those who report to the Finance and Performance Head of Branch.
Those who report to the Head of Branch, Finance and Performance (SR).
Sandra Thomas, Principal Manager (Finance and Performance), E3 (12), 666 4776, Stephen Rowley
????, Planning and Performance, E3 (12), ?????, Stephen Rowley
Mal Price, Principal Manager (Market Management and Development), E3 (12), 666 4785, Stephen Rowley
Those who report to Head of Branch, Personal Support (CB)
Paula Pritchard, E3 (12), Principal Manager (Support Provision), 666 4932, Chris Begya
Kenny Robinson, E3 (12), Principal Manager (Specialist Services), 666 ?, Chris Begya
Nick Broadhead, E3 (12), Principal Manager Early (Advice and Support), 666 3630, Chris Begya
Those who report to Head of Branch, Safeguarding (CM)
Amanda Kelly, E3 (12), Service Manager (Safeguarding Adults), 666 3614, Caroline McKenna
Dawn Stanley-Smith, E3 (12), Manager Complaints, Note: CYPD position, Caroline McKenna & CYPD?
Those who report to Head of Branch, Personal Assessment and Planning (RO)
Pete Gosling, E3 (12), Principal Manager (Wallasey), 666 4967, Rick O’Brien – seconded to DoH from August 2012
Peter Tomlin, E3 (12), Principal Manager (Birkenhead), 666 4967, Rick O’Brien – seconded to DoH from August 2012
Jayne Marshall, E3 (12), Principal Manager (West Wirral), 666 4967, Rick O’Brien – seconded to DoH from August 2012
Anne Bailey, E3 (12), Principal Manager (Independence), 666 4967, Rick O’Brien – seconded to DoH from August 2012
After the third tier of managers (E3), there is a fourth tier (E4).
After the fourth tier of managers (E4), there is a fifth tier (E5).
After the fifth tier of managers (E5), there is a sixth tier (E6).
At many tiers you get people without line management responsibility too, such as social workers, apprentices, administration staff such as secretaries, vacant posts, support workers etc.
Then there are people who work for Social Services, but are seconded elsewhere. Often when somebody is seconded, a second post is created to do the work they would be doing if not seconded. Also sometimes the post is created and is a vacancy as there isn’t the money in the budget to pay twice for basically the same post.
There are also agency staff too who are line managed by Social Services but not part of it.
However to show all the employees of Social Services department (as well as those line managed by it), would take 10 A4 pages and is a little beyond the scope of a short blog post. It’s a large department with a large Budget. Does anyone know the Budget for Adult Social Services for Wirral Council for 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 or where I can find it out?
Ed 18/3/2012 Thank you a reader for sending me the information to answer this question, the answer is as follows:-
Department of Adult Social Services 2010/2011 Budget £64,745,000
Department of Adult Social Services 2011/2012 Budget £65,520,900
The staffing element of Social Services budget is 2011/12 is £21.6 million and for 2012/13 is £21.7 million.
However Adult Social Services is currently predicted to overspend its Budget in 2011/12 by £3.715 million!