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Director of Children’s Services

Cambridgeshire County Council & Peterborough City
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
£113,205 - £138,362
Closing date
9 Dec 2021

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team, Health and Social Care, Children's Services
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Full time
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This is a unique opportunity to join us as Director of Children’s Services working across two exciting, dynamic and very different local authorities.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have been working closely together for the last 4 years, sharing some functions and approaches where it makes sense to do so. But we remain two separate authorities and direct service delivery to children, young people and their families remains mostly separate.

Owing to the retirement of the current post holder, we are now looking for a talented and experienced social work professional to lead the continuing development of our early help, children’s social care and youth offending services across the two Councils, while working closely with our Director for Education and the broader partnership.

While different in terms of populations and geographies, both local authorities are committed to ensuring that children, young people and families achieve the best possible outcomes through the delivery of effective support services, from early help through to children in need and children in need of protection.

There is a strong commitment to innovation and partnership working. Both authorities have implemented the Family Safeguarding model, and both are working with colleagues from across the health, voluntary and community system and with colleagues from education services to establish a Children’s and Maternity Collaborative.

This is therefore an opportunity to join us at the beginning of the next stage of our journey to improve outcomes for all of our children and young people across the two authorities.

You will be joining a strong and committed leadership team spanning the two councils where Members have a strong commitment to supporting children’s services.

To arrange an informal discussion about the role with Lou Williams, current Shared Director of Children’ s Services, please contact Rachel Hickmott at or on 01733 863612.

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