Chief Executive - Reading Children’s Company

Reading, Berkshire
01 Mar 2018
19 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full time

Reading has embarked on an ambitious agenda for improving outcomes for its children and young people.

Our readiness to do things differently has been underlined by our significant commitment and investment to establish a new children’s services company to provide children’s social care, early help and education services.

The company will have one simple objective: to be there when our children need us most. Encompassing early years to independence, and everything in between, this is about a coherent, comprehensive, and resilient response to the protection of children, their hopes and life-chances.

We’re looking for an exceptional leader, with broad experience of establishing and developing new organisations in this sector.

Inspired by our vision, you’ll be able to set a clear pathway to excellence, providing expert well-evidenced strategic support to our Board and Chair, and assurance to stakeholders.

While it is a key strategic role, we will also need assurance that operations are being well-run; so strong candidates will bring a convincing track record in performance improvement, financial management, and partnership working, as well as a keen eye on front-line practice.

You will also hold the role of Director of Children’s Services within the Council, so you must demonstrate a firm grasp of how to take Reading’s Children and Young People’s services to excellent, while identifying emerging opportunities to grow the organisation.

Visit to find out more, or contact Steve Guest at Solace in Business on 020 7976 3311 for a confidential discussion.

Closing date: 19th March.