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Head of Specialist Children's Services

  • Location: Kent
  • Salary: Up to £75,000
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: 931073
  • Sector: Local Government
This vacancy has now expired.

Job description Date posted: 20/03/2019

Closing date: 12 noon 15th April 2019

Medway Council is committed to improving the lives and opportunities of children and young people in the local area. We need experienced leaders who share our ambition and drive to help us on our journey of improvement.

Reporting to the Deputy Director Children’s and Adults, the Head of Specialist Children’s Services will be a key member of Medway’s Children’s Services Management Team and lead a range of important services to deliver positive outcomes for children, young people and their families.

The role will provide strategic leadership and management of Medway’s specialist children’s services. that will include fostering and adoption, our residential units, respite for children with disabilities, leaving care team and virtual school.

For this role we need senior and experienced qualified social workers registered with the Health and Care Professions Council who have a deep understanding of how specialist children’s services operate in local authorities and with the private / voluntary sector. Experience of developing partnership working or alternative models of delivery that will benefit the service area would also be useful.

For more information and details of how to apply for this exciting role, please speak in confidence to Nick Cole (07736 491804) or Ben Manojlovic (07785 454971) at Veredus - quoting ref 931072.