27th June 2012
Council appoints Interim Director of Community Care
Shetland Islands Council has appointed Sally Shaw as Interim Director of Community Care. Mrs Shaw will replace Christine Ferguson, who starts in her new role as the Council’s Director of Corporate Services in July.
Mrs Shaw joined the Council in July 2011 as Executive Manager of Adult Services, and has over twenty years experience across the care sector. Previously she worked with MacIntyre, a national charity supporting young people and adults with learning disabilities, and as a manager with Warrington Borough Council.
Commenting on her new role, Mrs Shaw said this afternoon, 'I am absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to take the interim post as Director of Community Care. Excellent foundations have been laid in all aspects of the Community Care programme, and I feel that I can continue the good work with colleagues across the Council, NHS, and third sector. It will be a very challenging role, but one that I am enthusiastic about.'
Chair of the Council’s Social Services Committee, Cecil Smith, said, ‘I am pleased that we’ve been able to appoint Mrs Shaw to this key position in the Council. Sally brings a wealth of experience to the role, and I’m looking forward to working with her and her team to deliver quality community care services throughout Shetland.’