Assistant Director, Early Intervention and Children’s Social Care

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
06 Apr 2018
27 Apr 2018
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Creating a City of Opportunity

If you think you know Stoke-on-Trent then think again. The city is undergoing a transformation. Just 90 minutes from London, the UK’s 13th largest city has embarked on a journey with job creation, regeneration and building much needed homes at its core with ambition to grow the local economy by 50% by 2043 with the award of “The Ceramic Valley Enterprise Zone ” a key factor and first step in achieving this ambition.

Stronger Together, the City Council’s Vision, has been developed to demonstrate how working together can create a stronger city we can all be proud of. This vision has led to a number of priorities and objectives to secure the best possible outcomes for our residents.

We now need to strengthen our senior team to balance effective governance with our social responsibilities. To do this we have to invest in people who show the ‘can do’ attitude that will bring about positive change in our city.

Assistant Director, Early Intervention and Children’s Social Care – We are looking for a highly experienced and qualified social worker to lead our journey to become a Good or Outstanding council.

Our direction of travel, based on systemic practice and supported by Signs of Safety, is making a difference and there are exciting new services being introduced. The whole child journey from Early Intervention to Children in Care and care leavers will be part of your remit as you lead and motivate staff to improve outcomes for children young people and families across our city. In return we offer a rewarding challenge in a go-ahead and supportive council.

Stoke-on-Trent continues to transform itself, and the council’s vision means that there is a real opportunity for individuals seeking to significantly make a difference for our great city and to deliver the best possible services for our residents.

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Closing Date: Friday 27th April at 12:00 noon