Social Work Resources
Director of Health and Social Care
Soumen Sengupta is the Director of Health and Social Care for South Lanarkshire.
Alongside being Chief Officer for the South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership, he fulfils the role of:
- Director of Social Work Services for South Lanarkshire Council, with strategic responsibility for the Children and Justice Services.
- Director of Primary Care for NHS Lanarkshire, providing strategic leadership for pan-Lanarkshire Primary Care services.
His appointment as Director followed an extensive career in public health and in health and social care management; and his having led strategic transformation programmes at local, regional and national levels.
Soumen has a MSc in Public Health from the University of Aberdeen and an MBA from the University of Strathclyde.
Key facts about the post
The pay band for the Executive Director post is currently £137,070 - £140,913. Pay rates for Scottish Local Government Chief Officials is negotiated and agreed nationally through the Scottish Joint Negotiating Committee for Local Authorities Services (SJNC).
All employees, including the Executive Directors have regular performance appraisals and for the Executive Director these meetings are with the Council's Chief Executive.
The Executive Director is able to reclaim appropriate business related expenses in line with the Travel and Subsistence Policy. This includes, for example out of pocket expenses for travelling to and from meetings to represent the Council's interests.
Executive Director posts are politically restricted in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989. Accordingly Executive Directors are disqualified from becoming or remaining a member of the local authority, the Scottish Parliament, the House of Commons, the European Parliament or from undertaking certain political activities as defined in the regulations introduced, from time to time, by the Secretary of State for Scotland.
In line with the nationally agreed Chief Officials conditions, the Executive Directors receive 29 days annual leave which increases with service; 8 yrs - 30 days, 9 yrs - 31 days, 10 yrs - 32 days (maximum). They also receive 10 set public holidays per annum.
All Local Government employees are eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme including the Executive Directors. This is a contributory scheme which operates on the basis of tiered contributions. Employees contribute between 5.5% and 11.2% of their pay and the Council contributes 19.3%, effective from 1 April 2011. The Council contributes the same percentage for all local government employees regardless of their role.
Gifts and hospitality
The Council has a register of gifts and services. Generally, no employee should accept gifts, gratuities or hospitality, etc from any customer or service user other than a token item.
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