Head of Children's Services

  • Location

    Newcastle-under-Lyme

  • Sector:

    Children & Younger Adults

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £60K - £70K per annum DOE + amzing benefits

  • Contact:

    James Crayston

  • Contact email:

    perms@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    ZL/724/HOC/NEWCASTLE

  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-03-22

  • Consultant:

    James Crayston

Head of Children’s Services, Newcastle-under-Lyme

£60K - £70K per annum DOE plus company car, laptop, mobile phone, 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pension scheme & share save scheme

We are looking for an inspirational Head of Children’s Services living close to the Newcastle-under-Lyme area of Staffordshire. This is an exciting opportunity to join an organisation who provide residential children’s services supporting children and young people with physical and/or learning disabilities, complex health needs and emotional behavioural disorders (EBD).

This is based in Newcastle-under-Lyme but will involve regular travel between homes in Shropshire, West Midlands, Staffordshire and Yorkshire.

Change lives, make a difference

You would be joining an organisation with fantastic values. This provider has a strongly person-centred approach and they work hard to deliver high quality care. Every one of their homes are either Outstanding or Good which is amazing. One of their board members has a history of campaigning for disability rights and another who has some 44 years’ experience as a social worker, they all aspire to transform lives. Every person matters to them and this is an example of the wonderful work they do, “Not only do they never give up on our daughter, but they always make us feel important and respected.”

As their Head of Service, you will responsible for overseeing the whole division and 10 specialist homes in the area. You will lead and motivate each residential management team to ensure the best quality care and education is provided. You will be highly motivated with excellent knowledge of Ofsted regulations and achieving successful compliance.

What experience & qualifications are required?

  • You will have experience of being a senior manager within the residential sector as well as a proven track record at a senior level;
  • You will hold a Level 5 Leadership and Management, or equivalent;
  • It is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

Above all, you will share these values and always put the young people you support at the heart of what you do, helping them to achieve a positive future. This is a wonderful opportunity to shine and be part of an exciting and growing organisation.

If you are excited by this amazing job opportunity, then we would love to hear from you. We are proud to recruit for the Social Care Sector and when you click on apply, one of our friendly careers advisors will contact you to discuss this in more detail. We only employ experts, so you can always rely on us to look after you during your career change.