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Strategic Director of Children Services

London Borough of Waltham Forest
Waltham Forest, London (Greater)
Up to £170,000
Closing date
8 Apr 2024

Elevate your Leadership: Strategic Director of Children Services

Are you an accomplished executive seeking a role that propels you to the forefront of strategic leadership in the heart of London? Waltham Forest invites you to take the helm as the Strategic Director of Children Services, where your executive prowess will shape the future trajectory of our dynamic borough.

Why Waltham Forest

As the Strategic Director of Children Services, you will lead a strong team of professionals, within a thriving department that has gained recognition for its unwavering commitment to excellence. Waltham Forest is not just a location; it's a vibrant community that celebrates cultural richness and fosters innovation. Your strategic leadership will set a new standard for excellence in a visionary council committed to redefining children’s services.

Lead a team of seasoned professionals who eagerly anticipate your executive guidance, ready to pave the way for ground-breaking solutions that redefine the trajectory of our services.

About you

In this influential role, you will be a visible leader, adept at working effectively with partners and families. As the designated Director of Children Services, you will fulfil statutory responsibilities and lead diverse services aimed at improving outcomes while prioritising the safeguarding and well-being of children and young people in Waltham Forest.

As a key part of our Strategic Leadership Team, you will collaborate closely with Chief Executive Linzi Roberts-Egan, receiving the empowerment and support needed to achieve operational excellence, forge effective partnerships with schools and stakeholders, and deliver exceptional value for our community.

Your role is pivotal in applying your experience and expertise to introduce fresh ideas, contributing to the enhancement of priority services such as special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), addressing Education Health and Care plan (EHCP) demand, and future-proofing our social care services.

What we seek

We are in search of a leader who exemplifies our values, possesses a proven track record of strategic innovation, and has the ability to unite a team towards shared goals.

Seize this opportunity to drive strategic innovation and be the visionary leader at the forefront of shaping the future of Children Services in Waltham Forest!

For further details and to express your interest, please visit

For a confidential discussion about this transformative role, contact our Penna Consultants: Amin Aziz at 07709 514 141 or Dawar Hashmi at 07513 706 265

Closing date: Monday 8th April


To apply please click the Apply Now link below.

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