Director of Children’s Services

Location
Bromley Civic Centre
Salary
Salary up to £153,530 per annum
Posted
02 Oct 2019
Closes
28 Oct 2019
Job role
Director
Contract Type
Full time

Director of Children’s Services

Salary up to £153,530 per annum
Bromley offers a relocation package of up to £8,000 and fantastic staff benefits

Bromley Civic Centre

The London Borough of Bromley is looking for a Director of Children’s Services, who will serve as a champion for the wellbeing of all children and young people in Bromley as we deliver our Transforming Bromley Programme over the next four years.

In Bromley, we believe that all children and young people in the borough are our children, not just those in and leaving our care. As a member of the Chief Executive’s leadership team, the Director of Children’s Services will therefore have a key role in delivering our Roadmap to Excellence for Children’s Social Care, as we continue on our journey towards ‘Outstanding’ services.

This journey builds on our children’s services Ofsted inspection in November 2018 where we were judged as providing ‘Good’ services with ‘Outstanding’ leadership.

The Director of Children’s Services will also have overall responsibility for education in Bromley, ensuring that the 75,000 children and young people educated in the borough receive a high-quality education that enables them to achieve, thrive and fulfil their potential. As part of this role, you will oversee our excellent lifelong education offer in Bromley, as well as lead on the ongoing implementation of the SEND reforms in the borough.

It’s a great time to join Bromley, as we embark on the delivery of our Transforming Bromley Roadmap for 2019 – 2023, ensuring that we can deliver high-quality sustainable services that improve outcomes for our residents and service users.

The successful candidate for this position will play a vital role in the Council’s transformation journey, including promoting the process and culture for effective children’s services, with an unrelenting focus on improving outcomes for children and young people.

We are looking for a successful leader who shares our vision for improving outcomes for children, young people, their carers and families in Bromley and will oversee the delivery at pace of our Roadmap to Excellence.

We are looking for a Director who understands and values their staff, works effectively with stakeholders and multi-agency partners, while also demonstrating clear political empathy and sensitivity.

If you wish to have an informal discussion about the role, please contact Ade Adetosoye OBE on tel: 0208 313 4652 or email: ade.adetosoye@bromley.gov.uk

Supporting statements and CV’s will be accepted for shortlisting.

To apply to this role, please click link below: https://recruitmentbromley.engageats.co.uk/Redirect.aspx?enc=2EhiSIgUofjCb3EPQzt9LBdJ/gkUWxb4xHZ0LiDqhR9TrO6hWhE2IAZD5n3iM7hN&eoq=1

Closing date for applications to be received – Midnight on Monday 28 October