Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Director of children's social care

Rates can be negotiated depending on experience.

The post holder's principal responsibility is to work collaboratively with colleagues and partners to ensure delivery of the Mayor's Vision and all the principal outcomes of the Council's Leadership Team.

The post holder also has lead responsibility for protecting and safeguarding vulnerable adults and children and, wherever possible, seeking to enable a safe environment that reduces dependency on services.

A proven track record of consistent and demonstrable achievement at a senior management level within an organisation of comparable scope and complexity and with a developed understanding of the issues facing Children's Services.

A demonstrable track record of leading, motivating and managing teams to achieve high performing and significant, sustainable service improvements and outstanding results, through internal and external partnerships.

Evidence of establishing a performance management culture to drive continuous improvement, including service planning, target setting, performance appraisal and the management of staff groups.

Duties and Responsibilities::

To lead, manage and take overall responsibility for the work of
, safeguarding of children and adults;
, health care of vulnerable children;
, looked after children;
, youth offending.


Determining and enabling the delivery of effective services which deliver improved outcomes for children, young people and their families.


Ensuring that the services provided reach the children and adults they need to in a timely way, keep children and adults safe and support families to remain together wherever this is in the child's best interests.


To provide high quality visible leadership and influence with partner organisations so as to meet the statutory requirements of co-operation with others to protect children and young people and adults, and promote their health, safety and well-being minimising risk and providing appropriate support for those in public care, at risk and those in need.


To ensure that when children are in public care that the quality of services is good, offer value for money and support positive outcomes for children as well as meeting statutory and regulatory requirements.


To lead on the development of new initiatives that innovate services built on best practice models with demonstrable outcomes and grounded in the needs of Middlesbrough and shaped by the voices of services users.


To contribute substantially to the planning, implementation and development of the programme of change for children's services throughout Middlesbrough in order to achieve a culture and practise of child focused services that enable children who are vulnerable to receive the support they need from a range of agencies in a timely and effective way, wherever possible focusing on prevention and early help.


To develop and embed a culture of performance management that promotes positive social work professional standards, ensures that there is strong and owned quality assurance, that continual self-improvement and reflection are key a part of the culture and that the voices of children shape the services that are delivered.


To play an active part within the departmental management team and Middlesbrough Leadership Management Team, developing opportunities for integration and collaboration with adults' services, education, and health and economic development.


To contribute significantly to the corporate management of the council, leading and developing a team of people in line with the Middlesbrough Manager approach, the customer strategy and the transformational change programme of the Council


To maintain outward focused children's services that learn from others, contributes to sector-led improvement and strives to be the best at what it does.