Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 22 May 2022
Interview date: To be confirmed
For an informal discussion, please contact Nathan Caine - Head of ISEND Children's Services Department on 07717 356 027.
About the role
Strategic Lead Children's Disability Social Care
Join our outstanding children’s disability team and enjoy the challenge of shaping and developing our service in a supportive and highly dynamic environment.
We’re looking for someone who will bring real innovation to an authority determined to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people. Someone with the knowledge, creativity and drive to provide strong direction for specialist social care services for children with severe disabilities.
Why East Sussex?
Because at East Sussex we understand that the work is meaningful but challenging, so we will make you an exceptional offer:
- a highly competitive benefits package, including relocation expenses
- an environment in which you can innovate and be creative
- a place to learn, progress and thrive; and
- an unparalleled wellbeing offer which supports individual resilience.
All of this in one of the most beautiful places in the country.
Strong leadership to improve outcomes
You’ll be a key part of a forward-thinking senior leadership team for Inclusion, Special Education Needs and Disabilities (ISEND). You’ll bring with you a proven record of working in partnership with statutory agencies to improve outcomes for children and young people,
You’ll have oversight of two children’s homes, plus the full range of statutory social work services for children and young people with disabilities. Our aspirations for disabled children and young people are high and we’re committed to supporting parents and carers to promote safe and happy childhoods.
A workforce for the community, from the community
We warmly welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage those from Black and ethnic minority backgrounds, those who are disabled, male and those who identify as LGBTQ+. We are working towards recruiting a workforce that reflects our community because we recognise the unique skills and experience that an individual brings.
We’re proud that 92% of staff, in our most recent health survey, said they would recommend to others working in Children’s Services at ESCC.
So, join us! Complete your application today and take the next step towards an exciting career move.
Or call Nathan Caine for an informal chat on 07717 356 027.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.