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Assistant Director - Children's Services
  • Employer: Birmingham Children's Trust
  • Reference: BCT/20/124882
  • Published: Tue 31/03/2020, 10:45 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 20/04/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.5 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £92,681 (with market supplement allowance) + Relocation package
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham, Birmingham

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Assistant Director - Children's Services

Following a recent positive Ofsted focused visit, we have demonstrated that children’s services are improving. We are now looking to appoint a permanent Assistant Director to join the next steps of our journey. The successful candidate, who will report directly to the Director of Practice, will be responsible for leading and shaping the delivery of key social work services within the East of the City.

With a clear understanding of, and vision for effective social work practice, the successful applicant will provide strong and effective leadership, managing a large group of leaders and social workers who are responsible for the assessment of children in need, child protection planning and children in care support. We are looking for someone who has a detailed understanding of relevant statutory frameworks in which services need to be delivered.

We are interested in interviewing candidates who who can demonstrate a proven track record of delivering effective children’s services for every part of the child’s journey.

In return, you will be part of a strong leadership team, where only best practice is acceptable. You will be offered a bespoke leadership programme which will support you to uphold the values and ethics of the Trust.

Please note that on joining the Trust you must register for the DBS update service if you do not already have this.

For an informal discussion please contact Jenny Turnross, Director of Practice on 07548 123758 or email


Interviews will be held on Monday 4th May 2020