Assistant Director – Provider Services

Initial 6–12 month contract

Inside IR35 – £650-£750 per day (via umbrella)

North-East, Local Authority



This newly created position will report to the Director of Children’s Social Care and will drive service improvements within Provider Service and Corporate Parenting, focussing on delivering Savings within placements and improvements within the Residential sphere.


Hybrid working model supported with 3 days onsite presence per week required


Application deadline ASAP as interviews will be taking place at the start of December


About your role as Assistant Director – Provider Services:


  • Operational oversight of Provider Services portfolio including Fostering, CLA, Residential, Commissioning, Care Leavers and SGO/Kinship care
  • You will support commissioning services and locality to identify early opportunities within permanency and reduce the number of out of borough placements
  • Tackle key priorities within practice improvement, particularly within the Residential Setting
  • You will create a robust permanency & sufficiency strategy through cultural shift/challenge and develop innovative solutions for permanency
  • You will create a stable service area within Provider Services and reduce reliance on agency workforce



Your required experience as Assistant Director – Provider Services:


  • More than 2 years’ experience at a minimum in an Assistant Director role or higher with clear expertise within provider services
  • Active registration with Social Care England
  • You will be a leader operating with a high challenge, high support nature and with a demonstrable track record in practice improvement/innovation.
  • You will have a demonstrable track record in delivery of savings within placements and provider services
  • You will be a subject specialist within CLA & Permanency services
  • Available references for most recent 2 year’s roles and Enhanced DBS will be required


If you’re interested in discussing this opportunity in more detail or know someone who this may be of interest to, please contact me on 0117 3137110 / or apply today


(We offer a senior referral scheme upon successful placement of your recommendation so please do get in contact)

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Managing this role

Scott Speed

Delivery Consultant – Children’s, Adults & Public Health Services