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Operational Director, Children Social Care

Operational Director, Children Social Care

Job Title: Operational Director, Children Social Care
Client: Halton Borough Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Halton
Salary: £80,402 - £92,342
REF: 1296977
Contact Name: Chris Barrow
Contact Email:
Job Published: 10 days ago
Job Expiry Date: 04 Sep 2022

Job Description

Big ambition, big impact on children’s lives.
Halton Borough Council is an ambitious and successful local authority with a ‘can-do’ mentality woven into the fabric of our organisation.

While we’re a small authority, we achieve big things on a local, regional and global scale – whether that be the construction of the Mersey Gateway Bridge or supporting world-class science and innovation at Sci-Tech Daresbury.

We’re now looking for an exceptional leader to help drive forward our improvement journey in Children’s Social Care at pace to ensure all our children receive the best possible start in life and can achieve their full potential. Reporting to the Strategic Director of People (DCS) you will have the autonomy to get things done but with the full support of your peers, DCS, Chief Executive and Members. You will continue to build and strengthen relationships with key partners, across Health, Police, Education and the voluntary and community sector.

A qualified social worker, you will have responsibility for the full range of services from the ‘front door’ to fostering and adoption. With a relentless focus on improving the quality and consistency of practice, you will drive forward the implementation of systemic practice and ensure that the improvements are making a positive difference to children, young people and their families. Workforce will also be a key area, and you will help to develop and empower your staff to create a culture of inquisitiveness and learning.  

This is an exceptional opportunity to both enhance your career and make a real difference to the children, young people and families across our borough. If you want to work for an agile local authority that knows its communities and share our passion to make Halton the best place to grow up, then we’d love to hear from you. 
For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact: Chris Barrow on 07437 839048 or Anita Denton on 07725 554802.

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 4th September

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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, please include and upload the below information in two documents only. If you experience any issues whilst applying, please contact

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