Director of Prevention & Early Help

£86,000 - £95,000 + benefits
11 Apr 2019
07 May 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work and where we are able to offer you a wide range of both challenging and rewarding career development opportunities.  At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, be well-led, with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.  

Join us, as we take the next step in our journey as we build a brighter future together. We are a People Directorate which means we work across children, adults, public health, and communities.  This gives us the opportunity to really influence and shape our offer locally for families. We have great ambition for our children and families and are moving our service delivery model to whole family thinking, to make sure that early intervention services are targeted appropriately.

As Director of Prevention and Early Help, you’ll ensure that vulnerable children, young people and their families receive high quality prevention and early help services. It’s not just a case of excellent service delivery – although that’s a key responsibility - it’s about introducing change and innovation to create sustainable improvement to outcomes.  You’ll have the power to make a positive impact on so many lives and it all starts with placing children and parents at the heart of your thinking.

This is an exciting role which you will innovate to improve our offer within localities, working in a multi-agency environment. You’ll have solid experience in senior management, within a children centered service. Partnerships are also key, so if you are a person who can network, engage diverse groups and communities and co-produce with all our stakeholders, then Cheshire East is the place for you! 

With this background, you’ll bring experience of strategic and operational management, comfortable in both the development and delivery of evidence-based interventions.  Your track record of achievement shows you’ve managed change within complex systems. There’ll also be evidence of inspirational team leadership and a good grasp of relevant legislation and policies. Underpinning all this will be good judgment, integrity and a gift for communication.

We’re committed to “working for a brighter future together” – and we expect you to be too. Through teamwork, we’re creating a better Cheshire East for all. If you have the ambition, passion and drive, share your expertise with us and we will provide you with the opportunity to influence, develop and grow with an exceptional team.

For an informal discussion about this exciting role, please contact our consultants at Penna: Anita Denton on 07725 554802 or Nick Raper on 07715 690463.

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Closing date: Tuesday 7th May 2019