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Assistant Director, Children's Services
|Job Title:||Assistant Director, Children's Services|
|Salary:||Up to £91,340 per annum|
|Contact Name:||Chris Barrow|
|Job Published:||5 months ago|
|Job Expiry Date:||19 Jun 2021|
Our vision for our children and young people
To make North Somerset a truly great place for children and young people to thrive; where all have the best possible life and opportunities, including those who are vulnerable, disadvantaged and/or have special educational or additional needs.
There are many reasons why North Somerset is an attractive place to live, work and visit. For most, the district is renowned for its wonderful natural assets, including part of the Mendip Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sites of Special Scientific Interest and 25 miles of beautiful coastline. But there is much more to North Somerset than meets the eye.
It is in a great location, strategically positioned close to Bristol, Bath and the M4 corridor for fast regional connectivity. We are also well connected nationally and internationally, with quick links to London Paddington, South Wales, the Midlands and the South West via Bristol Airport, the port, the M5 motorway and direct trains.
Following a period of change, North Somerset Council is on a journey of further transformation and improvement in its Children’s Services. As a result, an exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Director for Children’s Services. We seek a passionate and confident leader who will thrive on the opportunity to drive forward high quality, consistent social care practice and improved service delivery, enabling sustainable improved outcomes for children, young people and their families across Children’s Services, including Early Help (Family Wellbeing), Support & Safeguarding, Corporate Parenting, Quality Assurance & Safeguarding and the Youth Offending Service.
As Assistant Director, you will be innovative in your approach to take forward our vision for children and young people in North Somerset, driving high quality consistent standards in our social work practice to ensure the delivery of safe, first class, cost-effective and timely services to our children, their families and the wider workforce. Reporting to the Director of Children and Young People’s Services, you will lead the Children’s Services Senior Leadership Team and a team of dedicated professionals to provide the highest quality levels of service, working at pace to deliver the improvement plans in train. Importantly, you will be responsible for working closely with other senior leaders within Children’s Services, as well as across the Council and with statutory and voluntary sector partnerships to make a positive, sustainable difference to outcomes for children and young people across North Somerset.
North Somerset Council is determined to provide consistently high-quality support and services for children and families in line with our vision. If you have experience in these areas and a commitment to leading high standards and improving practice, we would love to hear from you.
For a confidential discussion, please contact Anita Denton on 07725 554802, Helen Anderson on 07534 602845 or Chris Barrow on 07437 839048.
Information on how to apply and what to include can be found within the Candidate Pack which is located at the bottom of this page.
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 20th June 2021
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