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Ealing Council

Assistant Director Early Help and Prevention

Job Type



Social Work



£99,054.00 - £104,649.00

Posted Date

16 November 2023


Closing Date

17 November 2023

You will be instrumental in building an ambitious and shared vision for our Early Help offer for children and families, working with key partners, service leaders and stakeholders to set high expectations and ensure that vision translates into action.

Leading your teams to support and improve the outcomes for all children accessing childcare, narrowing the gaps in achievement and ensuring a close alignment with the Ealing Children and Young People’s Plan.

You will come with not only a thorough understanding and grounding in the foundation stage, early years practice and comprehensive knowledge of the government’s legislative agenda to improve the life chances of all children but also a passion to improve outcomes for some of our most vulnerable children and young people.

We are looking for an experienced, empathetic leader with excellent partnership skills, a deep understanding of the challenges facing children and young people needs and the ability to mobilise action around our shared vision.

If you think you have what it takes to lead with conviction and work with partners at this level to make a lasting difference to the lives of children and young people, we would like to hear from you.


If you would like an informal conversation about this exciting role or more information about Ealing, please email and we will arrange for this to happen. To find out more please view our brochure .

To apply:

Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet the essential criteria on the person specification for the role.

Your CV should be tailored and include detail of your education, qualifications, full employment history, and membership of professional bodies.

Please aim to keep your CV and supporting statement to two pages each and include your name at the top of both documents on all pages used.

If you require any reasonable adjustments, please let us know about anything that would help you to demonstrate evidence that you meet the essential criteria for the role.

To apply, please email your documents to

Technical interviews week commencing 27 November 2023

Face to face assessments and interviews on 8 and 14 December 2023

This role is subject to a Chief Officer Appointments Panel.

This role is subject to Ealing Council’s Enhanced Vetting clearance process.

You must have the right to work in the UK. Evidence for the right to work in the UK will be requested at the interview stage.

We value equality, diversity, inclusion and encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Ealing council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Ealing follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults. The post holder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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