Assistant Director (Strategic Planning and Resources)

Ipswich, Suffolk
£70,855 - £87,225
05 Oct 2017
20 Oct 2017
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Children and Young People's Services in Suffolk are delivering excellent services and raising the aspirations and ambitions of children and young people in the county through an active period of transformation and integration, all set against the backdrop of a challenging financial landscape and increasing service demands.

To help lead the service through these challenges, we are seeking to fill this newly created Assistant Director post to complete our CYP strategic management team. You will provide the leadership, vision and determination to support the directorate through its next phase.

With a lead role in the delivery of a strategic plan for Children and Young People's Services, you will work closely with partners to ensure a directorate financial strategy and a commissioning plan based on excellence, cost efficient services, partnership working and listening to the people of Suffolk.

You will bring significant experience and a proven track record of strategic leadership and delivery in large complex organisations with an understanding of the context for Children and Young People's Services and significant experience of strategic financial planning and commissioning.

You will understand the wider, changing local government agenda and have the talent and flexibility to translate and make it work for Suffolk.

For an informal discussion, please contact Allan Cadzow, Interim Director of Children and Young People's Services on (01473) 260938.

For more information and to apply for either post, please visit

Closing date: 20 October 2017.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.