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Service Director – Family Support & Child Protection

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
up to £105,162
Closing date
1 Aug 2022
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Kirklees is firmly focused on the future. Our vision is to create a district where residents enjoy a great quality of life, where communities are cohesive with high levels of economic prosperity and low levels of inequality, where children and young people are safe, and families are able to thrive.

Within our Children and Families Services, the Council and its partners have responded to our challenges, delivering change with pace and focus. Improving outcomes for children and young people has been our number one priority and through our restorative approach, a culture of learning and continuous improvement, we have made huge strides forward, but there is still work to be done.

As Service Director, you will provide strategic and operational leadership across all of children’s social care, protection and family support services, and be central to our continued journey of improvement. A strong collaborator and innovator, you will inspire, and influence committed colleagues and partners, and continue to find innovative ways to change lives and raise aspirations. You will be working with a highly skilled workforce, partners and colleagues, who are striving to deliver even better outcomes for children and young people in our communities.

We are looking for a qualified social worker, who not only has a proven track record of managing children’s services, but also the drive and enthusiasm to be part of our journey to ‘Good’ – and beyond. Whether you are at a Service Director level or searching for the next step in your career, this role will give you the opportunity to make a real impact, joining a committed team and Strategic Director.

To find out more, visit our microsite: For an informal discussion contact our retained consultants at GatenbySanderson: Gary Evans (07809 195 593) or Alex Hayes (0113 205 6109).

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

Closing Date: 10am Monday 1st August 2022.

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