Chair - Northamptonshire Children’s Trust

Up to £800 per day/6 days per month
25 Sep 2020
12 Oct 2020
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Chair - Northamptonshire Children’s Trust

Up to £800 per day/6 days per month

Serving our children and young people across two new unitary councils

In May 2019 the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government announced the creation of two new unitary authorities in Northamptonshire and the establishment of a standalone Trust, which will deliver children’s services on behalf of the new unitary authorities in the North and West of Northamptonshire.

The Trust will be wholly owned by the councils who will have representation on its board.  The intention is to launch the Trust in November 2020 with a remit to deliver all children’s social care, targeted early help and youth offending services.  

Supported by the DfE Commissioners, the Chair will be key to the running of the Trust, its board and executive team, working with a number of key partners including Northamptonshire County Council’s Chief Executive, district councils and in due course the new unitaries. 

We are open as to your background, but your understanding of the services to be delivered, the context and complexity in which the trust will operate, and your strong leadership credentials, will be key. 

These have been challenging times for Northamptonshire.  Expectations are high and there is much to be done - but with the commitment of all parties the potential is huge and the reward great – not least for the children and young people of the county. 

For a confidential discussion please call our advising consultants at Penna – Maggie Hennessy on 07877 004648, Carol Coyle on 07500 8878499 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905467.  

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Closing Date:   Monday 12th October 2020