Assistant Director - Children's Services

Birmingham, West Midlands
Up to £95,229 (with market supplement allowance) + Relocation package
05 Jul 2021
19 Jul 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Children’s services in Birmingham are continuously improving. We have developed an environment where learning, development and practice improvement are underpinning principles for us service wide. We pride ourselves on innovation and achieving what we set out to do, we are proud of the way that our workforce has responded to children and families during the covid pandemic. We have a clear plan in place for the next part of our journey.

We are now looking to appoint a permanent Assistant Director to join the next steps of our journey. The successful candidate, who will report directly to the Director of Practice, will be responsible for leading and shaping the delivery of key social work services within the South of the City.

With a clear understanding of, and vision for effective social work practice, the successful applicant will provide strong and effective senior leadership, managing a large group of leaders, social workers and social care staff who are responsible for the assessment of children in need, child protection planning and children in care support. We are looking for someone who has a detailed understanding of relevant statutory frameworks in which services are delivered.

We are interested in interviewing candidates who can demonstrate a proven track record of delivering effective children’s services at a senior level for every part of the child’s journey.

In return, you will be part of a strong leadership team, where only best practice is acceptable. You will be offered a bespoke leadership programme which will support you to uphold the values and ethics of the Trust.

Please note that on joining the Trust you must register for the DBS update service if you do not already have this.

For an informal discussion please contact Jenny Turnross, Director of Practice on 07548 123758 or email

Closing date  - Mon 19th July at midnight
Interviews - Tues 27th July