Executive Director, Children’s Services

Matlock, Derbyshire
£117,869 to £129,655 per annum
08 Jul 2021
29 Jul 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

At Derbyshire County Council, we’re truly ambitious about building on our success to date and continuing our journey to becoming a more modern and effective and Enterprising Council. We are focused on delivering best in class services that help create opportunities for our residents and community, as well as a great place to live and work. We’re also committed to improve and reform both our services and our culture to meet our communities’ changing needs.

As the Executive Director for Children’s Services, you’ll be a key member of the executive leadership team and corporate management team, have excellent strategic leadership skills and be able to lead, influence and motivate employees successfully through change, while maintaining a strong performance culture.

You will provide leadership, strategic direction and development of our Children’s Services, at a time of unprecedented change, continuing financial pressure and greater demand on our services. As statutory Director of Children’s Services, you will lead on all aspects of the delivery and promotion of services to children and families including Early Help, Safeguarding, Disability and Schools and Learning.

You will have strong partnership skills that will enhance our relationships and partnerships with external statutory and voluntary sector agencies, especially in the delivery of our recovery post-covid. You’ll play a key role in our move to being recognised as an Enterprising Council, shaping the organisation to expand our range of delivery models, tackling any inefficiencies and being more commercial and proactive with our residents and communities. You’ll have a proven ability to ensure we deliver our key priorities aligned to our Council Plan.

With a passion for public service, you will have senior strategic level experience of the challenges and opportunities facing Children’s Services, partners, and the wider public sector.

Derbyshire is a wonderful place to live, visit and work.

When working from the office the post will be based at County Hall in Matlock in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales.

For more information please click on the apply button below or speak to our advising consultants Philip Emms (07590 225472) or Gary Evans (07809 195593) at GatenbySanderson.