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Assistant Director of Children's Services


Job description

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Assistant Director of Children's Services for a national leading children's charity whose purpose is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and their vision is to realise the dream of its founder of a world where no child is turned away from the help that they need.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Children's Services leader in the Greater Manchester Locality. The position is home based with some travelling where necessary. Our client is looking for someone preferably who has led a wide range of children's services, with an understanding of change management and service design. You will need to have great interpersonal skills combined with excellent leadership and management experience with a passion to improve the lives of our most vulnerable children and young people.

The North Region comprises a mixed portfolio of work including extensive work in Supported Accommodation, Emotional Health and Wellbeing, Disability, Young Carers, CSE, Early Help and Leaving Care. The Region covers a large geographical area stretching from Northumberland, South of Tyne, North of Tyne, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Hull, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and Lincolnshire,

Our client is looking for an individual who has substantial experience in managing and developing services to meet the needs of children, young people and families. You will have a business development remit and you will play an intrinsic part in the North Senior Leadership Team to ensure stable high-quality services. As part of the North Senior Leadership Team you will be one of 10 Assistant Director Children's Services covering the region, supported by our clients excellent Assistant Directors and their teams from business support services.

Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and they expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Their safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

Our client is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. They actively encourage applications from disabled, black, Asian and minority ethnic and male candidates which are currently under-represented.

For further information including a full job description, person specification and details of salary package please contact me directly. Please note the closing date for applications is January 31st 2022.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.


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