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David Pearson: Corporate Director, Adult Social Care, Health and Public Protection

David Pearson
David Pearson

Responsibilities

As Director of the Adult Social Care, Health and Public Protection department, David is responsible for a net budget of £212 million, providing health and social care services to nearly 15,000 people each year. A further 2,500 carers each year are provided with advice and support by the department.

The department works with over 300 organisations, which provide services to the value of £228million. The care providers are drawn from the voluntary, statutory and independent sectors.

David also has responsibility for the Council’s Emergency Planning, Registration, Trading Standards and Community Safety Services.

David was Deputy Chief Executive between 2008 and 2013, and has stepped down from this responsibility on a temporary basis to take up a national role.

From April 2014 David takes up the role of President of the Association of Directors of Adult Services (ADASS) for a year. In this role he will represent the interests of 152 Directors and their authorities, and will work with partners and government to contribute to the future of adult social care across the country. During the period of his presidency he will continue in his statutory role as Corporate Director in Nottinghamshire, with support from the temporary Deputy Director and the Senior Leadership Team.

Achievements

Under David’s leadership, the department secured an 'excellent' rating from the Care Quality Commission for the performance of the social care services provided to adults living in Nottinghamshire.

The department has been recognised for its excellent service programme to help older people live at home by the external inspectors.

David has overseen the successful implementation of the introduction of personal budgets to all service users who receive adult social care services in community based services.

A number of services have received national recognition during David's time as Director, including the national Audit Office's on the support available to adults with Asperger's Syndrome; reference in the 2012 Care and Support White Paper to schemes for disabled adults in employment and national recognition of the development of micro providers who are providing social care.

David has a long-standing history of working closely with the health service and has been a member of PCT and CCG Boards in Nottinghamshire. David completed a Masters Research degree on the integration of health and social care in 2004. 

David was responsible for leading the successful work on the transfer and integration of Public Health into the County Council. He also led on the development of the Health and Wellbeing Board in the County Council with our partners. This has responsibility for the implementation of plans to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Nottinghamshire with our partners in Health and other public services. More recently he has been involved in developing the local plans for use of national pooled money across health and social care organisations known as the Better Care Fund. 

In 2012 David was voted one of the top 30 leaders in adult social care in the country through the Care Talk magazine. 

Background

David has worked for Nottinghamshire County Council for 30 years and became the Director of the former Social Services department, which included adults and children, in 2005. He has also covered the role of Director for Corporate Services in 2008/9.

David has wide experience in social care and other County Council functions, leading a number of major change programmes including local government reorganisations and a review of all the Council’s services. 

At the request of the Department of Health, David sits on a national reference group to develop Care Markets for Quality and Choice. David is a Visiting Fellow of Nottingham Trent University Business School.

Salary and pension

The overall remuneration package includes a basic salary as well as the amount the Council has to contribute to the pension of Local Government Pension Scheme members. Chief Officers who are members of the LGPS contribute 7.5% of their salary to their membership of the scheme. The Employers contribution to the pension of all employees at all levels remains at 18.3%. All Chief Officer salaries are fixed.

Senior managers are expected to be on call at all times including weekends. Nottinghamshire County Council does not at this time provide any benefits that an equivalent senior manager in the private sector might receive in addition to the basic salary - for example performance-related bonuses, private health care or company cars.

David has received no pay increase since 2009.

In 2013 David was elected as the Vice President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS). An acting Corporate Director of Adult Social Care and Health and Public Protection was appointed from 11 November 2013 to deputise for David as the Corporate Director by managing the department on a day to day basis and providing business continuity. The Council makes an additional payment of £572.22 gross per month to the Service Director, Personal Care and Support (younger adults), to undertake these duties. When from April 2014 David assumes the role of President for the following 12 months and the Deputy and the Deputy Director’s monthly allowance will be adjusted accordingly to reflect the greater call on his time in the acting capacity that this will involve. 

Period

Total salary

Employer pension contributions at 18.3%

April 2013 - March 2014 (subject to national pay award negotiation)

£121,371

£23,126

Expenses claimed

All expenses are paid to employees in the course of carrying out duties in line with the Council's Travel and Accommodation Policy which is part of the nationally agreed terms and conditions of service and detailed in part six of the Council's Constitution, on pages 6-73 to 6-78. These conditions are supplemented by the Council's local conditions laid down in the Policy on the Payment of Travelling Allowances and Policy on the Payment of Subsistence Allowances, as set out in Appendices 11 and 12 of the Pay Policy Statement.

Expenses paid are liable to tax.

January - November 2014

Month

Accommodation costs

Business mileage

Other expenses including car parking, train fares

Total

January £72.65   £658.90 £731.55 (expenses paid for ADASS work)

February

    £993.62 £993.62 (expenses paid for ADASS work)
March     £767.50  £767.50 (expenses paid for ADASS work)
April £81.50   £269.50  £351.00 (expenses paid for ADASS work)
May     £386.50 £386.50 (expenses paid for ADASS work)
Total £154.15 £0.00 £3,076.02 £3,230.17


January - December 2013

Month

Accommodation costs

Business mileage

Other expenses including car parking, train fares

Total

January     £332.10 £332.10

February

    £163.80 £163.80

March

    £161.50

£161.50

May     £161.50 £161.50 
June     £161.50 £161.50 
July     £136.00 £136.00
September £199.15   £217.70 £416.85
October     £474.60 £474.60 
November     £494.40 £494.40 
December £188.00   £225.10 £413.10
Total £387.15 £0.00 £2,528.20 £2,915.35


January - December 2012

Month

Accommodation costs

Business mileage

Other expenses including car parking, train fares

Total

February

    £311.50 £311.50 

March

    £155.50

£155.50

May
    £155.50 £155.50
June
    £155.50 £155.50
July
    £311.00
£311.00
August
£255.00
    £255.00
September
    £155.50
£155.50
December £81.65   £159.40 £241.05
Total £336.65 £0.00 £1,403.90 £1,740.55


January - December 2011

Month

Accommodation costs

Business mileage

Other expenses including car parking, train fares

Total

June     £98.00  £98.00
August     £145.50 £145.50
October £269.85    £176.80 £446.65
December     £145.80 £145.80
Total £269.85 £0.00
£566.10 £835.95


January - December 2010

Month

Accommodation costs

Business mileage

Other expenses including car parking, train fares

Total

November

£284.34

   

£284.34

December     £139.20 £139.20
Total £284.34 £0.00 £139.20 £423.54
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