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Executive Director Children’s Social Care and Education

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Sefton (Metropolitan borough), Merseyside
Competitive Salary
Closing date
5 Nov 2021

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team, Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care, Education
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Contract Type
Full time
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Our Vision 2030 is to be a confident and connected borough where children and young people enjoy early help, outstanding nurseries and schools, access to quality apprenticeships and vocational training, leading to highly skilled jobs and careers in the area.

We are investing £10m into the transformation of children’s services as we embark on an improvement journey that will be characterised not only by this significant investment, but also by pace, political support and investment in our workforce.

The Executive Director Children’s Social Care and Education will lead this transformation work, bringing vision, ambition and drive to these vital services. They will also be expected to play a key role in what is a supportive and established executive leadership, to contribute to the work we deliver with partners to shape the borough and improve outcomes for all our communities. As statutory Director of Children’s Services, you will lead on all aspects of the delivery and promotion of services to children and families and be able to lead, influence and motivate people successfully through change while maintaining a strong performance culture.

Sefton has the best of both worlds, from the vibrant city of Liverpool to the south, to miles of fantastic coastline and respected green spaces in the north. The borough is internationally recognised for its outstanding natural beauty and commitment to sustainability. Sefton communities look out for each other. We focus on our similarities and diversities but never on our differences, working together to live a fruitful life.

If you are a senior leader with experience of leading change and improvement in children’s services who shares our values and ambitions and are willing to commit to Sefton’s communities and young people, then we would like to hear from you.

Assessments 8th December

Final interviews 9th December

For more information please click on the Apply Button below or contact Nick Cole (07867 451183) or Alex Hayes (0113 205 6109) at GatenbySanderson.


What make us different?

Sefton Council is a diverse, exciting and innovative borough and is a great place to work. Sefton’s work focuses on the welfare of its communities and it strives to find better ways of improving local businesses and attract potential investors to build and promote a shared wealth and healthy environment.

The council’s major change programme is stimulating growth and prosperity by 2030 as set out in the long term planning vision for the borough.

Great values!

Sefton works hand by hand with business partners and private sector organisations to understand communities' needs and deliver a sustainable future.

Why work for Sefton?

  • Diverse range of job roles across a variety of settings.
  • Good work life balance.
  • Learning and development programme.
  • Skilled work teams.
  • A trusting, supportive working environment.
  • Strong focus on sustainability.
  • Competitive salary.


Would you like to work in an diverse, sustainable and transforming environment?

Sefton may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

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