Councillor David Roche

Profile image for Councillor David Roche

Title: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health

Party: Labour

Political grouping: Labour

Ward: Hoober

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Surgery details

Manvers Boat Club - 5.30pm to 6.30pm every third Thursday of the month

Wentworth Mechanics Institute - 10.00am to 10.45am every first Saturday of the month, except January 2022

Harley Mission Hall - 11.00am to 11.45am every first Saturday of the month, except January 2022

Contact information

Home address: 
8 Moorland Court
West Melton
S63 6DD

Mobile:  07792 421800


Committee appointments

Terms of Office

  • 04/05/2012 - 05/05/2016
  • 06/05/2016 - 06/05/2021
  • 06/05/2021 -

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

Cabinet Member Adult Social Care and Health - Councillor David Roche


Councillor David Roche was born in London, studied in Leeds and Bradford achieving an MSc. He was a Head teacher in two schools, one being a Beacon school, and interim head in two challenging schools with Ofsted success. Following this he worked as interim Senior Secondary Adviser, SIP and National Challenge Advisor supporting schools in difficult circumstances across Northern England before ending up as an Advisor Broker for the Department for Education in 10 local authorities. He has strong beliefs in justice and fairness as well as community, all of which help to drive forward his work. He was elected to the Council in 2012 and became a Cabinet member in 2015, previous to that he was Cabinet Adviser for Children’s and Young People’s Servicers for 2 years.


He is heavily involved in the local community as well as local politics, in a number of guises including previously Chair of Dearne Culture Trust and Wath festival and community Governor at Wentworth C of E Primary School. He is currently Chair of Governors at Thomas Rotherham Sixth Form College and Trustee of Aspire Academy Trust. He is Chair of the Rotherham Health and Well-being Board which is seen by the LGA as one of the leaders in the field including in partnership and as such has been asked to present at conferences. He is also Chair of South Yorkshire HWBB Members group. He is strongly involved in the continuing improvement journey of Adult Social Services which resulted in powers in this area being returned to RMBC.


Areas of responsibility include:

·       Adult Social Services

·       Public Health

·       Health and Well-being Board


Working with you to help build communities that we can all take pride in has always been a priority for the Council.


We value the contributions that people make within their local area, through volunteering and getting involved in decision making, to really make a difference for everyone who lives there. By building on the work we've already done together we can continue to find new ways to meet the challenges facing Rotherham.


Further information regarding the Hoober ward can be found on the Council’s website.