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Director & Assistant Director of Children's Services

  • Employer: North Somerset Council - Childrens Services
  • Reference: SDAD001&2
  • Published: Wed 24/05/2023, 15:02 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 18/06/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Director:- £135,515 per annum, Assistant Director:- £94,635 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: North Somerset

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Director & Assistant Director of Children's Services

North Somerset Council is a unitary authority based in the South West of England with ambitious plans to make a positive difference to the lives of our children and young people.

Our Chief Executive, members and officers are committed to improving outcomes for our children and young people and have made significant investments in recent years to achieve the changes we are now embedding. We pride ourselves on our friendly approach, flexibility and benefits.

Due to the forthcoming retirement of our current Director and the promotion of one of our Assistant Directors, we are looking for two experienced and dedicated senior leader to join our corporate leadership team and senior leadership team respectively, to help shape and deliver our journey of
improvement, change and transformation in Children's Services.

We hold our children, young people and families at the heart of everything we do, embedding relationship-based practice to get the very best outcomes. We need two highly capable, committed leaders with a proven understanding of effective work practice that improves the lives of our children and young people and a desire to help us achieve our ambitions. 

Can you be the person to help us achieve our vision? We are ready to welcome you to our team. 

Technical interview date (Virtual): Director - Wednesday 12 July 2023.

Assistant Director - w/c 17 July 2023.

Interview date (in person): Director - w/c 17 July 2023. 

Assistant Director - w/c 31 July 2023

Want to know more and apply? 

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To arrange an informal conversation with our recruitment partner, Tile Hill, please contact Anita Denton (07725 554802) or Helen Alwell (07931543313).

North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

North Somerset Council - Open, Fairer, Greener.