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Strategic Director - Social Services

Newport City Council
Newport (Casnewydd)
£114,391 - £124,492
Closing date
14 Apr 2024

Newport is a great place to work and a great place to live. We are a leading council with a great deal to offer our next Director of Social Services. 

With a relatively new senior management structure, we have a fantastic team who will support you to shape and develop this key role within our organisation, to ensure we are fit for the future and ready to meet our challenges and vision as a council. 

With our transformation journey well underway, it is truly an exciting time to be leading the social services directorate. 

The role 

Reporting to the Chief Executive and to the Council, you work alongside two other Directors and will be accountable for a Social Services department which delivers all the Councils Social Services functions to our residents and hold the statutory responsibility as Director of Social Services. You will have three direct reports to support you which includes a Head of Childrens’ Services, Head of Adult Services and Head of Prevention & Inclusion. 

You will be a values-based leader and have a key role in advising elected members and the senior management team on service provision and practice, transformation and change and ensure a talented, resourced, and capable workforce is in place. You will be at the centre of partner relationships both locally and regionally. You will ensure statutory responsibilities are maintained and lead large and complex budgets and ensure that services are financially sustainable.


We are looking for an ambitious and truly transformational leader to deliver modernised and sustainable services to our communities. If you can evidence your ability to transform services and improve outcomes, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for someone with a proven track record who wants to develop their strategic leadership skills in a challenging but exciting environment. You should be a visionary who can impact culture in the workforce with the ability to build engaged, enabled and high performing teams. If you are interested in this role please visit our Executive Recruitment website 

For an informal discussion please contact Donna Abraham, the Chief Executive’s PA on or 01633 656656.

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