Director of Children’s Services

London (Greater)
Competitive Salary
12 Nov 2020
11 Dec 2020
Job role
Contract Type
Full time


Havering is a council with a bright future and an ambitious vision. With its excellent transport links into central London, extensive town centre regeneration and the highest concentration of green space anywhere in London, Havering has a unique offer as a place to live, work and visit. Employee feedback tells us that we are a council people want to work for and one in which you will have the opportunity to thrive while maximising your contribution and career potential.

This is an exciting time to join us as we build upon our ‘good’ inspection. We are passionate about working with partners to ensure every child and young person in the borough has the opportunity to live their best life and as our new Director of Children’s Services, you will be key to making that a reality. As well as ensuring every child has access to an outstanding and inspiring education, we will raise aspirations throughout the borough and give children and young people the support they need to keep them safe, well and able to fulfil their full potential.

How you will help us get there

We are looking for a Director who is excited about changing the lives of children and young people and who is ready to positively embrace the future of Children’s Services. We are looking for a leader that will bring innovation and new thinking to our services to secure the best possible outcomes. A strong collaborator, you will inspire and influence our committed partners to continue to work together with us for the betterment of our communities.

For more information about the role click on the button below or for a confidential discussion about your suitability, please contact Frazer Thouard (07384 810 743) or Tim Hills (0113 205 6085) from our recruitment partners, GatenbySanderson.

Closing Date: Friday 11 December 2020.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.