Head of Children in Need / Child Protection Services (CiN / CP)

£64,000 - £75,000 + benefits
11 Apr 2019
07 May 2019
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work and where we are able to offer you a wide range of both challenging and rewarding career development opportunities.  At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, be well-led, with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.  

Join us, and we can build a brighter future together. As Head of Children in Need/Child Protection Services, you will be a passionate, innovative, confident and energetic leader committed to achieving positive change for children and families. You will lead on the Integrated Front Door and Child in Need/ Child Protection Teams. We are looking for a leader with a similar value base to ours, where building successful relationships and working in partnership with children and families is part of your DNA.  We are ambitious, supporting our front-line practitioners to deliver excellence in their practice. You will have a key role in working together with our partners to support children and young people through seamless teamwork. You’ll make sure services comply with legislation and government guidance, so they stand up to scrutiny.

With a Social Work Diploma (or equivalent), significant experience as a leader and a proven track record of success, you’ll be ready to take on the crucial task of inspiring and influencing your service and partners to achieve positive change and safety for children.  You’ll be up to speed on local government frameworks and processes as well as relevant legislation and used to running high performing services that are well rated by Ofsted. You’ve built your success on excellent management skills, underpinned by formal training and a qualification, so you’re adept at managing people, finances and systems. Also, able to lead change, maintain partnerships, influence and inspire teams, you’ll make sure service users and staff are involved when it comes to solving issues.

We’re committed to working for a brighter future – and we expect you to be too. Through teamwork, we’re creating a better Cheshire East for all. If you’re prepared to work with us and share your expertise, we’ll give you the chance to gain experience with an exceptional team.

For an informal discussion about these exciting roles, please contact our consultants at Penna: Anita Denton on 07725 554802 or Nick Raper on 07715 690463.

Visit cheshireeastleaders.com to find out more.

Closing date: Tuesday 7th May 2019