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Director of Early Help and Safeguarding

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County Hall, MATLOCK
Salary details
Grade 18 £99,063 - £108,772 per annum
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 Hours per week
Closing Date
21 July 2024

At Derbyshire County Council, we are ambitious for our varied and diverse communities, building on our success and continuing our journey as a modern and effective organisation and our children, young people and families to be safe, to have access to great educational opportunities, and to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.  Children’s services in Derbyshire are ‘Good’ with an ambition and strong potential to be outstanding. These are key roles in supporting us achieve our goals, committed to improving and transforming how we deliver services to meet the needs of our residents and communities.

We have been transforming children’s services across the county, investing in our teams  and redesigning our approach to delivery through our recently implemented ‘Stronger Families’ practice model, enabling us to enhance our holistic offer to children, young people and families.  This is a critical role leading children’s social care and early help services across Derbyshire, ensuring quality and consistency of practice across all localities, keeping our children and young people safe, and where intervention is necessary, we seek to achieve permanency quickly and effectively. We are championing a new culture, new ways of working, new colleagues and teams, invigorating our approach to services and ensuring that we design services to support the individual needs of our diverse communities. We are seeking a passionate and transformative leader who shares our vision for delivering better outcomes, someone who can continue our journey of improvement in a supportive leadership setting.

This is a career enhancing opportunity for someone with the drive, skills, ability and passion to make a difference.

For more information about these roles visit https://www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe113403  and contact GatenbySanderson: Duncan Collins (07586 705 475) or Philip Emms (07590 225472) for a further conversation.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.