Head of Corporate Parenting
Our vision for our children and young people
To make North Somerset a truly great place for children and young people to thrive; where all have the best possible life and opportunities, including those who are vulnerable, disadvantaged and/or have special educational or additional needs.
There are many reasons why North Somerset is an attractive place to live, work and visit. For most, the district is renowned for its wonderful natural assets, including part of the Mendip Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, sites of Special Scientific Interest and 25 miles of beautiful coastline. But there is much more to North Somerset than meets the eye.
The district is in a great location, strategically positioned close to Bristol, Bath and the M4 corridor for fast regional connectivity. We are also well connected nationally and internationally, with quick links to London Paddington, South Wales, the Midlands and the South West via Bristol Airport, the port, the M5 motorway and direct trains.
Following a period of change, North Somerset Council is on a journey of further transformation and improvement in its Children’s Services. As a result, an exciting opportunity has arisen within the Children’s Services department for a Head of Corporate Parenting. We seek a passionate leader who will thrive on the opportunity to drive stronger practice for children in care and care leavers, as well as further developing our in-house fostering provision within Children’s Services.
As Head of Service, you will drive the delivery of high quality standards in our social work practice, ensuring safe, first class, cost-effective and timely services to support children in our care and care leavers, as well as further developing our placement sufficiency for children and young people. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Children’s Services, you’ll be an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team and will be the strategic lead for all Corporate Parenting services. Importantly, you will ensure the statutory duties and main principles of social work and fostering are fully embedded within our day-to-day practice, enabling and supporting our children and young people across the district to truly thrive.
North Somerset Council is determined to provide consistently high quality support and services for our children and families in line with our vision. If you have experience in these areas and a commitment to leading high standards and improving practice, we would love to hear from you.
We are working with Tile Hill on this important appointment. Click on the apply button below to find out more and to apply. For a confidential discussion, please contact Anita Denton on 07725 554802, Helen Anderson on 07534 602845 or Chris Barrow on 07437 839048.
Closing date: Midnight on Sunday 20th June 2021
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