Assistant Director for Social Care – Children’s

Bury, Greater Manchester
£82,752 - £90,466
11 Feb 2019
24 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Assistant Director for Social Care – Children’s 

Salary from: £82,752 - £90,466


The Role

There have been some particular challenges over the past 18 months which has led to a completely new senior leadership team. With the permanent appointment of a new Chief Executive, Executive Director for Children’s services and Assistant Director for Education this post will complete the team.

Children’s Services at Bury have been undergoing rapid and focused change over the last few years. Ofsted recognise the improvements that are being made. However, we are not complacent, and we are aware that further challenges lie ahead – particularly the need to better support care leavers and reduce our numbers of LAC, within the context of diminishing resources

Our new Assistant Director for Social Care will need to understand these challenges, and be keen to address them with innovative and targeted solutions. In turn, we have plenty to offer candidates – not just a solid base in terms of good practice, but stable politics, a supportive corporate culture, and significant investment in CPD. 

In addition, the devolution agenda in Greater Manchester will continue to offer us fresh opportunities for joint working and shared initiatives, allowing the postholder to be at the leading edge of local government reform. 

We are therefore looking for candidates with an excellent track record and relevant leadership experience in children’s social care and a passion for improving outcomes. There are 43,000 children and young people in Bury who are waiting to hear from you!

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