Head of Children and Families Services

DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES?

As the Head of our Children and Family Services  you will provide senior leadership to ensure the delivery of an integrated, trauma informed, solution focused framework from Early Intervention to Safeguarding

In addition to being the Local Authority Principle Social Worker, you will be responsible for the delivery services for, SEND provision, Early Years, Children’s Social Care and Local Education Authority duties.

As a senior leader in children and family services the successful candidate must have previous experience within a local authority, a background in Social Care is preferred but not essential.

Additional experience includes:

  • Line management, leadership and supervisory responsibility.

  • Development of policies, procedures and strategic plans.

  • Commissioning of services

  • Budget management.

  • Quality Assurance framework and performance management to improve services

  • Change management

  • Innovating, motivating staff and other agencies.

  • Improving service delivery and outcomes for children and families.

  • Challenging service users, colleagues and professionals whilst maintaining good working relationships. 

Benefits include:

  • A generous holiday entitlement starting at 26 days pro rata per annum plus bank holidays

  • Flexible shift working hours

  • Eye care vouchers.

  • Cycle to work scheme

For an informal discussion please contact Aisling Khan on Aisling.Khan@Scilly.gov.uk 

Business Unit: 
Services to our Community
Contract: 
Full Time - Permanent
Hours: 
37 per week
Salary: 
£45,859 - £48,809 plus Market Forces Supplement of £2,500 pro rata per annum, subject to annual review
Grade: 
8
Closing Date: 
Friday, 30 April, 2021 - 1pm
Application Pack: 
Additional Information: 

Application Form
Advertisement Monitoring
Equal Opportunities Monitoring
Guidance Notes
Isles of Scilly Information Sheet
Job Applicant Privacy Notice
Recruitment and Selection Policy

Please submit completed applications to humanresources@scilly.gov.uk or:
Human Resources
Council of the Isles of Scilly
Town Hall
St Mary's
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0NA

Please note that canvassing of Members or Officers will disqualify you from consideration.

If you require this application pack in an alternative language, in larger text, Braille, easy read or in an audio format, please email diversity@scilly.gov.uk or telephone 0300 1234 105.