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Head of Integrated Children’s Services - South Gloucestershire Council

  • Location: Yate, near Bristol & Bath and the M4/M5 corridor
  • Salary: up to £90,945
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 931256
  • Sector: Local Government
This vacancy has now expired.

Job description Date posted: 30/05/2019


South Gloucestershire Council is a well-run and politically stable unitary authority on the outskirts of Bristol; easily accessible from south wales, the south west and large parts of the midlands. 

We are seeking to appoint a qualified social worker to build upon the excellent foundations already in place and lead our integrated children’s service through the next phase of our improvement journey from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’. 

Reporting to the Director for Children, Adults and Health and with the full commitment of senior management and elected members, this is a critical leadership role. You will have responsibility for service delivery, strategy and operational provision to meet the full range of service needs, including initial social care contacts, early help, corporate parenting, long-term children in need, 0-25 disability services and our secure residential establishment. 

You will bring a substantial track record of senior leadership achievement, ideally gained in a local authority that has been on an improvement journey to ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ and have experience of developing strategies and translating them into effective operational plans. 

You will also have knowledge of commissioning and effective cost management, experience of building strategic partnerships and relationships which create joined up solutions to complex issues and be used to working effectively with elected members. 

In return, we offer the opportunity to work in a supportive combined authority environment underpinned by positive values and behaviours. We have well respected chief officers and our elected members are fully focused on children’s services. 

For more information please speak to Nick Cole on 07736 491804 or Reece D’Alanno on 07711 779022 at Veredus, or visit www.sgc-headchildrenservices.co.uk