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Director of Social Care and Early Help

Bury Council
Bury, Greater Manchester
£103,767 to £112,636
Closing date
16 Feb 2024

This is an exciting time to join Children’s Services in Bury and a real opportunity to drive the transformation of our services and improve the lives of our young people and their families.  We are on a journey of improvement and making positive progress, with innovation at the heart of what we do.  We are the first authority in Greater Manchester to implement the ‘Family Safeguarding’ model of practice and are forging ahead with the Mockingbird approach to foster care. We are investing heavily in our social work teams, with full financial, corporate and political support, enabling us to enhance our holistic offer to children, young people and families.

Bury’s public services are united in their vision for the borough. Inspired by one of our borough’s most famous daughters, Victoria Wood, our “Let’s Do It!” Strategy sets clear goals and direction, and an achievable ambition for our borough. Bury’s young people are at the heart of this.  Our newly created post of Director of Social Care and Early Help brings together statutory services alongside our multi-agency work focused on prevention and intervention, creating a unified approach that places families central to how we operate. As a member of the departmental leadership team, you will provide strategic support to the implementation of our improvement plan, whilst maintaining effective stewardship of day-to-day operational services. We are looking for an experienced senior leader who shares our passion for improving lives for the children of our Borough. We are championing a new culture, new ways of working, new colleagues and teams, invigorating our approach to services and ensuring that we keep children safe in our diverse communities. As a qualified social worker, you will bring depth of practice experience with a positive approach to change, delivering a transformative approach in an environment that celebrates innovation. We are keen for our new Director to develop and we are committed to supporting them to do so.

For a conversation about the role, please contact GatenbySanderson – Philip Emms (07590 225472) or Marnie Lodhi (07795 654812)

LET’S Do It! for the Children of Bury.

Closing date: Friday 16th February 2024

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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