The Role

DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN’S SOCIAL CARE

Salary Range: £86,603 - £95,518

Cheshire East is committed to working together with children and families to make Cheshire East a great place to be young. We are ambitious and relentless in ensuring our young people achieve to their full potential and have the opportunity to succeed.

We are currently looking for a senior experienced leader and social work professional to lead our Children’s Social Care. You will have a track record of improving outcomes for children, with a strong grip on operational services and the ability to provide a compelling strategic lead. You must passionately believe that children are best supported in their families and communities, with a flair for creative and innovative practice. You will make a difference in some our current challenges around ensuring all our cared for children have access to the right home at the right time.

In your role you will provide effective leadership for a range of statutory children’s services, this includes the front door, safeguarding, cared for children, care leavers, fostering and adoption. You will be part of a well-established Children’s Services team, working closely with the Directors of Education and Early Help and part of the wider People Directorate Team.

You will be comfortable working with a wide range of departments and managers within the Council and across key agencies and organisations. You will be able to work innovatively, focusing on the best outcomes for children and young people in the borough and promoting the empowered participation of communities and partners.

As a senior leader you will  promote and support the development of Council policy, corporate plan and cultural change programme whilst keeping Cheshire East’s children, families and parents at the centre of everything you do.

This is a challenging but rewarding role, providing a unique opportunity to ensure the voices of Cheshire East’s children and families are heard and to drive positive, sustainable change.

For more information or an informal discussion about the role please contact Jacquie Sims, Director of Children’s Social Care - Jacquie.Sims@cheshireeast.gov.uk or by calling 07973 781609