Director of Children and Young People's Services

Liverpool, Merseyside
Up to £140,000
01 Jun 2017
19 Jun 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Liverpool is an international city that competes on the world stage as a great place to live, work and visit.

Our challenge for the future is to continue to build upon the city's recent renaissance at a time when local government is facing extreme financial challenges. Our vision is to grow our economy, enhance and support our residents and communities and work in partnership with all our stakeholders.

The council is looking for a exceptional individual who has the capability and vision to help shape and support the ambitious set of priorities for Liverpool.

To be our Director of Children and Young People's Services, you will have excellent leadership skills, the ability to motivate staff in a challenging climate and a significant understanding of current and emerging local government issues together with the legislative and policy framework around children's services.

You will have substantial senior management experience in children's services in a comparable organisation, with an extensive track record in service excellence, innovation, continuous improvement and performance delivery.

You will also have a proven track record of delivering high quality children's services in a multi-agency context.

With exemplary communication and negotiation skills, you will have a demonstrable record of achieving success, influencing outcomes and delivering corporate priorities, with a focus on the Children and Families Trust and the Liverpool Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).

Closing date Monday 19 June 2017.

Job Number: LCC01286

We plan to conduct assessments and interviews during June and July 2017.

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