Head of Service - Cared for Children

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/03/2019 23:59
£59210 to £70485 per annum
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Various Locations as required
Closing date:
24 Mar
Further Information

Head of Service - Cared For Children
Salary: £59210 to £70485 per annum

This is a newly created position within Together for Children, which will provide strategic leadership, vision and direction to the Cared For Children functions in line with the company’s vision and priorities and to ensure that these are embedded within the service.

Now is a very exciting time to join Together for Children as we continue in our collective endeavour to achieve high performing services for children and families.

We’re looking for candidates with demonstrable ambition to drive quality forward, using evidence based tools and techniques that add real value to how we work. We’re a different kind of organisation in that we stand at arm’s length from the Council with an independent board overseeing the company. We are solely focused on services for children and families, including schools, and greater freedoms to go faster with our improvement.

You’ll have a visible leadership role within the company and with partners and should be comfortable working across organisations for the benefit of improving outcomes for families. You will join a cooperative and collaborative senior leadership team responsible for budget delivery, people, and performance management and will also be accountable for the service performance and operational standards through the establishment of clear targets and key performance indicators ensuring continuous improvement.

We’d love to welcome applications from candidates who can commit to our journey, who want to be recognised for their talent and skills, and who share our desire to be an outstanding service.

If you would like to discuss this role please contact Martin Birch, Director of Children’s Social Care on 0191 561 3003.

For further information on Together for Children, please check our website

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This position is a politically restricted post as identified by Together for Children and in accordance with The Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (LGHA).

Closing date will be 24 March 2019. Interviews for this position will be held during week commencing 8th April 2019.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.