Executive Director of Children’s Services

London (Greater)
Up to £165k
18 Jun 2019
03 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full time


This is a unique opportunity across two of the highest profile Boroughs in the capital. We are proud that we are delivering outstanding services to children and their families and it is imperative that excellence is continued and services to families improved even further, ensuring that all benefit from the very best start in life and are supported to fulfil their potential. To continue to engage and be connected to our communities, to innovate to ensure relevance and coherence of services and to provide a safe and stimulating environment for our children and young people all demand an holistic, forward and outward-looking approach to the way we work.

So, beyond the accomplished and inspirational leadership of highly visible and valued Children’s Services, what will you need to bring to this hugely influential role? You’ll be an accomplished leader; comfortable contributing across the corporate range and in partnerships, credible under the spotlight. You will need to be able to work well with politicians, with frontline staff, and the children and families services support. A skilled networker, you will excel in a matrix environment, working with a wide and diverse range of stakeholders. You will be adept in working across operational boundaries, leading in a collaborative way to deliver the best outcomes for our children and their families. Whilst you may not have worked in London before, you will have an appreciation of the demographics of our boroughs.

We aim to recruit the best person for the role and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, disabled and black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates, as these groups are underrepresented in leadership roles.

For further information and details on how to apply, please visit www.berwickpartners.co.uk/72718

To find out more about this exceptional role, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners Jonathan Clark on 0121 654 5926 or Ruth Hernandez Turner on 0121 654 5936.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 3 July 2019