Assistant Director - Children's Services

Recruiter
NORTH TYNESIDE COUNCIL-1
Location
North East England
Salary
74108.00 GBP Annual
Posted
13 May 2018
Closes
17 May 2018
Job Type
Contract

North Tyneside Council have an ambitious change programme, Creating a Brighter Future which will transform how our services are delivered going forward, ensuring the right people get the right services in order to live healthy and fulfilling lives, whilst ensuring the most vulnerable are protected and safeguarded.

The post of Assistant Director (Children's Services), is an extremely important post to us and is fundamental in ensuring:

  • Every child is safeguarded, cared for and healthy
  • Every child is ready for school
  • Every child is ready for work and life

North Tyneside has a strong track record in children's services and are looking for a suitably experienced and committed individual to join our senior team.

You will be joining at an exciting time for the Council and will be in a highly influential position, having the opportunity to shape and deliver our plans around transforming children's services.

This post is politically restricted within the terms of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989

You will be responsible to the Director of Children's and Adult Services and will work closely with senior colleagues in education, public health, housing, policy & performance, commissioning and external agencies as well as staff within the service from prevention through early help, front door/MASH, safeguarding, looked after and leaving care teams.

For further information about this post please contact Jacqui Old, Director of Children's and Adult Services, on .

Please be advised that this position will require an Enhanced check from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody's business.