Director of Children’s Services

Location
Solihull, West Midlands
Salary
Circa £128,000
Posted
13 May 2021
Closes
11 Jun 2021
Job role
Director
Contract Type
Full time

Solihull Council consistently punches above its weight regionally and nationally. We work hard to deliver our ambitions, fulfil expectations of our Members and our communities, and deliver on our plans; never more so than through the Covid-19 pandemic. We are the beating heart of our region and have built strong relationships with our local, regional and national partners which have flourished over the last few years.

We are now seeking to appoint a new Director of Children’s Services who is committed, skilled and passionate about ensuring our children and young people are safe and have the greatest opportunity to thrive. We need someone who has the determination to improve outcomes and continue our pathway of improvement. You will therefore be an outstanding leader who can shape the big picture and help us to put the complex pieces into shape to take us to the next level. Whilst we want someone with successful senior experience and a good understanding of services for our children and young people; we welcome applications from any professional discipline.

We already have some truly exceptional services for our children and young people however the challenge is now to make these consistent and sustainable over the next five years. You will also have the opportunity to invigorate some of the existing services we provide so that our colleagues, partners and most importantly, our children and young people feel that they are thriving.

So, we are looking for a colleague to join us to not only lead and manage, but to inspire; thus creating a great team and ensuring the best outcomes are achieved consistently.

We can promise you a great place to work, with new office accommodation, a hybrid work model, a brilliant senior team and elected Members who challenge and support in equal measure.

For more information visit www.solihullappointments.com or talk to our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, Nick Cole (07867 451183) or Philip Emms (07590 225 472).