Director of Local Delivery (Children & Families)

England, Essex, Basildon
Up to £108000 per annum + including market supplement
15 Jun 2021
13 Jul 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Director of Local Delivery (Children & Families)

Permanent, Full Time

up to £108,000 per annum including market supplement

Location: Basildon

Reporting directly to the Executive Director - Children & Families and part of the function senior leadership team, with a relentless commitment to making a difference to the lives of children and young people, this determined and resilient leader will lead delivery of high quality, safe frontline children's social care services across the South Quadrant. The postholder will also lead on a specific portfolio, including Children with Disabilities, Young People with Disabilities and Children and Adult Mental Health Services.

Your influencing skills will be key to delivering complex system-wide cultural change, to achieve a joined-up approach to operational services, creating a clear vison for the future social care workforce that demonstrates innovative, best practice.

The ability to lead the development and implementation of strategy in relation to key areas of practice will be essential. With increasing, complex demand and a challenging financial environment, your leadership will be pivotal in the locality, forming strong and influential relationships across the system to deliver commercially viable, integrated services across Social Care which manage risk appropriately and improve outcomes.

With a deep understanding of the local social and economic challenges, demand and changing demographic, you will work in collaboration with colleagues and partners to interpret this within service plans and within the commissioning intentions of the Director, Strategic Commissioning and Policy.

You'll have a professional qualification in social work, with current Social Work England registration along with evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in a relevant professional area gained through significant experience, in developing solutions to deliver value for money services.

Underpinning your leadership and professional strengths you will also have strong project management and commercial experience in a complex environment, with a proven track record of using your expertise to deliver strategic objectives and expected outcomes, while managing conflicting priorities.

Closing Date: Monday 21st June 2021

Officer Interview Panel: Tuesday 6th July 2021 - Please note there will be a two-stage interview process. 2nd date TBC if successfully shortlisted.

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Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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