Service Director – Children's Social Care and Safeguarding
Location: Gateway Plaza, Barnsley
The vision for Barnsley Council is making Barnsley the place of possibilities. We are a Council with ambition, flair and imagination with a real drive and focus on continuous improvement. Our vision is working together for a brighter future, a better Barnsley. Our customer focus, innovation and commercial thinking has helped us to be a high performing and sustainable Organisation.
As Service Director, you will provide strategic and operational leadership across children’s social care and safeguarding. You will be working with a highly committed workforce, partners and colleagues striving to deliver even better outcomes for children and young people in the borough and to be the best they can be. Building upon our excellent reputation as a place where good social work flourishes and an employer of choice for social workers, we are looking for a professionally qualified social worker, who not only has a proven track record of managing children’s social care services, but also a track record of improving outcomes for children. You will have drive, enthusiasm and high aspirations to contribute to our journey to outstanding.
We are proud of our desire to do things differently, think creatively and deliver services with a fresh approach. We have huge ambitions for the children and young people of Barnsley and are on a journey from Good to Outstanding. We are now seeking a like-minded qualified social work professional with a proven track record in children’s social care and of continuous improvement to help us realise our ambitions. You should be able to demonstrate experience of operating at a senior level, bring strong leadership, strategic focus alongside the ability to think creatively. You will also impress with your strong track record of successful partnership working and the ability to deliver exceptional outcomes for the children and young people of Barnsley.
Whether you are an existing assistant director service director or searching the next step in your career, this role will give you the opportunity to make real impact.
For further details contact Gary Evans (07809 195 593) or Philip Emms (07590 225 472).
Closing Date: 8th July
Preliminary Interviews: Tuesday 13th (in person – Barnsley).
Stakeholder Panel: Wednesday 21stJuly (to be completed virtually).
Final Interviews: Friday 23rd July (in person – Barnsley).
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.