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Strategic Director, Children and Young People

Brent Council
Brent, London (Greater)
Up to £170,000
Closing date
27 May 2022

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team
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Full time
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The retirement of our highly regarded DCS means we are seeking an outstanding senior leader to take the helm. You will be joining the LGC’s Council of the Year and London Borough of Culture 2020, as we continue to strive to give every child in Brent the best start in life.

Brent is brimming with culture and opportunity, and we celebrate our status as one of the most diverse boroughs in the UK. Our residents speak over 200 languages and over half were born outside of the UK.

More than 95% of our state schools are rated good or outstanding, with consistently strong exam results. We enjoy excellent relationships with local school leaders who share our ambition and commitment to inclusion.

Ofsted rate Brent’s children’s social care services as ‘Good’ with outstanding features, and they recognise the level of need in the borough as well as the complexity of our cases.

As the statutory DCS, your professional background could be in social care or education, but you will bring an exceptional track record of improving children’s lives for the better.

We are building a fairer, more equal Brent where everyone has the opportunity to succeed. Working closely with our elected members in a new administration, the Chief Executive and corporate leadership team, you will value diversity and share our commitment to driving up standards, putting children and young people at the centre of everything you do.

For a confidential discussion please contact our recruitment partners at Starfish Search, Penny Ransley (07549 233685)
or Jo Boardman (07834 030501)

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.


What make us different?

Brent has a diverse artistic community, a wide range of cultural activities and award-winning parks. Each community in Brent has its own cultural celebrations including one of Europe's biggest Irish festivals and the Hindu Diwali festival, which attracts around 40,000 people each year. The borough is home to 'Mahogany', the innovative designer for carnival and theatrical costumes and the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn. Brent, located in the northwest of Greater London, is one of London's most diverse boroughs.

Great values!

Brent It is one of the most culturally and racially diverse of all local authorities in England and Wales. Brent is working to be a safer, more attractive and more environmentally-friendly borough, with great opportunities for people to work and thrive.
Why work for Brent?

  •  Good road and rail links into central London.  Competent and skilled work teams.  A trusting working environment.  Very attractive pension arrangements. Salary progression. Free season ticket loan scheme. 

Would you like to work in a diverse and cultural environment?

Brent may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

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020 8937 1234
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
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