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Assistant Director, Children with Disabilities

Assistant Director, Children with Disabilities

Job Title: Assistant Director, Children with Disabilities
Client: Surrey County Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Surrey
Salary: Up to £92,278
REF: 1175185
Contact Name: Greg Hayes
Contact Email:
Job Published: 20 days ago
Job Expiry Date: 01 Oct 2021

Job Description

Join our family-centred leadership team and change lives.

Surrey’s children’s services have been on an ambitious improvement journey, which places children and their families at the heart of everything we do. Our family-centred leadership team have driven positive change, from the way we are structured to our social work practice and have implemented innovative and creative approaches such as the Family Safeguarding model, the Mockingbird model for foster care and the No Wrong Door approach to support adolescents on the edge of care.

This role has been created to add capacity to our countywide Children with Disabilities service, ensuring consistency of practice and improved outcomes for all children.  We believe every child deserves services of the highest quality and the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

Crucial to success will be your ability to build strong relationships with key stakeholders, including Health, CAMHS, SEND and Adults Services, with a particular focus on preparing children for adulthood. A qualified social worker, you’ll be an experienced leader in children’s services, with the resilience and relentless drive to develop the workforce and improve practice. You’ll be a natural collaborator and have a blend of strategic oversight and operational grip.

If you want to be at the forefront of national work, innovate with partners across countywide services, and work for a Council which is totally committed to improve children’s lives then we’d love to hear from you.

For a confidential conversation, call Greg Hayes (07423 243415) or Anita Denton (07725 554802) at Tile Hill, or email to arrange a time to speak.

To apply:
Please submit an up-to-date copy of your CV, along with a supporting statement (three sides of A4 maximum) addressing the criteria set out in the role profile and using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Documents should be uploaded via the Tile Hill website.
Applications should include:

  • Full contact details;

  • Names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees (we will ask your permission before contacting referees);

  • Notification of any dates when you are not available (or where you may have difficulty with the timetable outlined below);

  • Current salary package. 

Closing date for applications: Friday 1st October at midnight

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The council strikes to tackle inequalities across the county and communities as well as those working for us, so we welcome staff who share our values and are as passionate about delivering quality services.