Ray James

Ray combines his role as the Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care at Enfield Council with the privilege of serving as the President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS).

His Local Government career began in 1984 as a Scale 1 Clerical Officer and after working in three other London boroughs he joined Enfield in 1991, where many roles later he still works today. Ray was appointed as Director in 2006 and currently has responsibility for Health, Housing and Adult Social Care. Enfield is a multi-award winning North London Council, it’s growing reputation for adult social care was further enhanced recently with “gold” (the highest level possible) accreditation for the national best practice framework in safeguarding adults. (Making Safeguarding Personal).

He has held a number of roles within ADASS including Chair of the London Region, National Lead for the Regions and Vice President. His background in Commissioning has led to extensive work on national policy issues in this area.

Ray was born and raised in the East End of London, his family and Irish Ancestry are very important to him. Ray’s studies have included dual professional qualifications and a Masters in Leadership.