Deputy Director Children’s Social Care

Bradford, West Yorkshire
£96,603 - £102,287
24 Apr 2019
26 May 2019
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Bradford is a place like few others. Steeped in a proud history of industrial, social and economic success.  Our people, our places, our unique countryside, our history and our talent are coming together – connecting us across the UK and around the world to new opportunities.  We know that we can build a better future for our people, and through them, for our special corner of Yorkshire.  And this starts with our children and young people.        

We are proud of the great work that we already do across the district to give every child the opportunity to fulfil their potential. We’ve faced challenges and overcome them.  And now we face a new one.  At our recent inspection, Ofsted found that the services we deliver to protect the most vulnerable children and young people are not meeting the high standards the children in the district deserve.  We’re taking decisive action and have secured improvement partners and allies with national reputations to lead, drive and support our change programme.  We now want a new Deputy Director Children’s Social Care who believes in our vision for a strong, vibrant Bradford; thriving for all our people, investing in all our children and safe for everyone.

Our new Deputy Director will play a pivotal role in leading the department through a major improvement journey.  We have many of the foundations in place; a clear vision, excellent partnerships, political support, financial commitment, brilliant people and deep connections to our communities.  We need someone to help bring these all together, able to drive change, ensuring the right judgement, at the right time, in the right way.  Our focus is not just on the here and now, it’s also about building a system where early intervention is connected to a thriving life and environment, good jobs, safe communities, confidence, ambition and success.

We want a new Deputy Director steeped in children’s social care, able to embed excellent practice throughout our services, enabling talent to flourish and making the tough calls when necessary. 

Come and find out what makes us so special.  For more information and specifics of the role and how to apply please click on ‘Apply’