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Assistant Director, Children's Services

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£45,252 - £59,303

Posted Date

2 December 2022

Hybrid working, Barnardo's hub

Closing Date

11 December 2022

We are seeking an inspirational and aspirational leader in Children's Services with a drive to ensure excellence for children, young people and their families. Though initially based in the North Midlands Locality, you could be asked to oversee services in other parts of the region, therefore you must be able to travel across the region to attend face to face meetings, events and training as required. You will also be required to be part of the Senior Management Team out of hours rota, providing business critical cover for our services outside of normal working hours.

As part of our Senior Management Team, covering Central England, your primary focus will be driving forward our Children's Services provision by providing both operational and strategic accountability. You must have significant experience of working in Children's Services provision as well as extensive knowledge of a range of issues that may impact on children and young people.

Please see job description, person profile and additional information sheet for further information.

If you would like to have an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Hugh Sherriffe, Director by email - hugh.sherriffe@barnardos,

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
About Barnardo's

At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

 Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.


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