Assistant Director: Children’s Early Intervention and Safeguarding

Calderdale, West Yorkshire
17 Oct 2019
04 Nov 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Are you a collaborative system leader able to deliver our vision and match our ambition?

Our Vision for Calderdale is to create a place where Talent and Enterprise thrive, defined by Kindness and Resilience, a place full of hope, known for how our communities care for, and support each other. We want Calderdale to be Distinctive; where everyone can reach their potential and live a larger life.

We have an exciting role which will enable you to become a key system leader in our borough. Calderdale is place you can grow and develop as a senior leader and progress your career. We are in search of an Assistant Director who is an experienced practice leader with the drive and ambition to deliver successful and sustainable services. Calderdale Council wants to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and adults. You will build on our commitment to improving outcomes, delivering quality care and good/outstanding services using strength based approaches.

Assistant Director Early Intervention and Safeguarding

You will join an experienced team and will be responsible for five service managers delivering the Councils early help offer, youth justice and children’s social care services. The service is innovative, bespoke and committed to systemic practice. The last Ofsted inspection found the service to be ‘good’ with outstanding services for children in care and care leavers. We are proud of our stable staff team who go the extra mile and care passionately about the children and their work. You will work closely with our partners, can rely on strong political support, and will continue our incredible journey of improvement to make Calderdale the best place for children to grow up.

Closing Date: Monday, 4th November 2019

Shortlisting: W/C Monday, 18th November 2019

Assessment Centre: Wednesday, 11th December 2019

Final Interview: Thursday, 12th December 2019

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We look forward to your application. Gary Evans at Gatenby Sanderson will be supporting us to find the right applicant for this role, he can be contacted on 0113 205 6080.