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
Join us, as we take the next step in our journey as we build a brighter future together. As Head of Customer Services, you’ll lead customer operations so they’re accessible for residents and achieving the highest standards. Your work will involve leading and developing Revenues, Benefits, Online Services and the Customer Contact Centre to meet quality, financial and performance targets. You’ll also need to ensure that payment systems support residents facing hardship due to welfare reforms. Whatever the challenge, you’ll champion our resident-focused Customer Service strategy: embedding customers at the heart of Council policy.
A successful senior manager who has led and improved services, you can lead teams to deliver change in line with budgets and timescales. You’re not afraid to think innovatively to achieve your objectives, and you know that transformation depends on collaboration with other teams and partners. Crucially, you also know about best practice in customer service and emerging trends, and you’re aware of how service propositions affect local people and businesses. With this expertise, plus sensitivity where income collection’s concerned, you’ll be a degree-educated professional who can create a positive, inspiring culture that puts the customer experience front and central.
We’re committed to “working for a brighter future together” – and we expect you to be too. Through teamwork, we’re creating a better Cheshire East for all. If you have the ambition, passion and drive, share your expertise with us and we will provide you with the opportunity to influence, develop and grow with an exceptional team.
For an informal discussion about these exciting roles, please contact our consultants at Penna: Clare Connor on 0161 408 0703, Pete John on 07701 305617 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905 467.
Closing date: Tuesday 7th May 2019