Head of Locality – Children’s Social Care
Interim 3 month contract starting September 2021
Inside IR35 – £500 – £575  per day (via umbrella)
Yorkshire, Local Authority  

Remote working supported but with 2/3 days onsite presence required per week.  

Due to long term sickness, a new opportunity has arisen within a Yorkshire authority for a Head of Locality – Children’s Social Care covering Assessment, Child Protection, Court and LAC services  to join for an initial 3 month interim period with potential scope to extend dependent upon business needs.  

Due to the urgent nature of this role, interviews will be taking place Friday 3rd September and Monday 6th September– deadline for applications is COP Thursday 2nd September.  

About your role as Head of Locality – Children’s Social Care:  

  • Operational oversight of a large service area including 3 Service Managers & 12 team Managers.
  • Supporting with improvement agenda across children’s services
  • You will have experience leading locality services spanning fieldwork to include front line, safeguarding, care planning and Children in Care
  • Excellent knowledge of thresholds and support with practice development including involvement in case file auditing & supervisions
  • Management of Covid Recovery service to support with large case numbers
  • Must be able to work well with staff to deliver rapid improvement agenda- coaching and mentoring abilities is a must to support with the high challenge, high support culture
  • Must be able to act down with hands on approach to leadership

Your required experience as Head of Locality – Children’s Social Care:  

  • More than 2 years’ experience at a minimum at Head of Service Level with ideally experience managing services working through an improvement agenda.
  • Active registration with Social Care England
  • High performance management across statutory services – know what Good looks like and has ideally worked in either a Good or Outstanding authority.
  • Available references for most recent 2 year’s roles.
  • Available for new contract with maximum of 2 week’s notice

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

Leah Overend

Team Lead – Children Services