Director of Children’s Services

East Sussex
Up to £152,000
18 Mar 2021
08 Apr 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

East Sussex is a high performing authority serving strong local communities. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside and coastal towns that are vibrant and inviting, many of our residents are very satisfied with their quality of life. However, a number of our communities are facing significant challenges and rely heavily on the core services that we provide with our partners.

Our Children’s Services were judged Outstanding at our last inspection so there is a strong foundation on which to develop services. We are far from complacent though. The service is recognised for innovative practice, and a relationship-based approach for helping children and their families achieve the best possible outcomes. You will lead the Council’s work with schools through school-led partnerships to improve standards and ensure inclusive educational practice.

The opportunities and challenges that we are facing require a strong and collaborative leader, able to work in partnership with other agencies and stakeholders. In joining the corporate leadership of East Sussex, you will be a valued member of an experienced and ambitious team that works as One Council in delivering high quality services in a tight fiscal environment.

Whether your background is education or social care, we are looking for a creative and flexible leader with an outstanding track record of achieving service improvements. Your natural tendency to innovate will be welcomed in a positive, mature and challenging environment where our ethos of continuous improvement helps to drive us forward.

For further information please please click the apply button below and for a confidential discussion, please call either Sarah Longbottom or Martin Tucker on 0121 312 3755.