Service Director – Children's Social Care and Safeguarding | £95,000
Full time / Permanent

Closing Date: 08/07/2021| Job Ref: C/5 | Directorate: People | Service: Children's Social Care & Safeguarding | Location: Gateway Plaza, Barnsley, South Yorkshire (This would be the normal base of work for this role, however, due to the current Government guidance around social distancing and our evolving ways of working, this means that you may be required to work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.)

Salary: £95,000  

Contract type:  Permanent   

See our range of Employee Rewards

Closing date: 08/07/2021 at 23:59

 

 

This post requires an Enhanced DBS Check 

 

If you are currently living overseas or have lived overseas in the last five years please be aware, if you are the preferred candidate for the post, you will be required to apply for an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in.  If you experience difficulty in obtaining an overseas criminal record check please email dbs@barnsley.gov.uk

 

 

Pensions Regulations have provisions to reduce pension payments in certain circumstances of those who return to work within local government service.  If you are in receipt of a pension upon commencing employment with the authority, this may affect your pension entitlements and you should therefore seek advice from the relevant Pensions Authority.

 

 

About the Post:

 

 

Service Director – Children's Social Care and Safeguarding

 

Location: Gateway Plaza, Barnsley

 

Salary: £95,000

 

 

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).

 

 

Please use the documents below to help support you with your application form.

 

Job Profile: Service Director Childrens Social Care and Safeguarding Job Profile.pdf

Vacancy Exposure Profile: Exposure Profile.pdf

Please visit our site for more information - www.barnsley.gov.uk/sd-childrens-social-care

Supporting Information:

Children's Services Structure Chart.docx

Children & Young People’s Plan 2019-22
here
Barnsley Council Plan 2021-24 here
Barnsley Safeguarding Children’s Annual report here
Barnsley 2030 website here


 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacancy Description
Closing Date: 08/07/2021| Job Ref: C/5 | Directorate: People | Service: Children's Social Care & Safeguarding | Location: Gateway Plaza, Barnsley, South Yorkshire (This would be the normal base of work for this role, however, due to the current Government guidance around social distancing and our evolving ways of working, this means that you may be required to work remotely (e.g. from home/other locations). We will discuss this with you during the recruitment process.)
 

Salary: £95,000  

Contract type:  Permanent   

See our range of Employee Rewards

Closing date: 08/07/2021 at 23:59

 

 

This post requires an Enhanced DBS Check 

 

If you are currently living overseas or have lived overseas in the last five years please be aware, if you are the preferred candidate for the post, you will be required to apply for an overseas criminal records check from the country/countries you have resided in.  If you experience difficulty in obtaining an overseas criminal record check please email dbs@barnsley.gov.uk

 

 

Pensions Regulations have provisions to reduce pension payments in certain circumstances of those who return to work within local government service.  If you are in receipt of a pension upon commencing employment with the authority, this may affect your pension entitlements and you should therefore seek advice from the relevant Pensions Authority.

 

 

About the Post:

 

 

Service Director – Children's Social Care and Safeguarding

 

Location: Gateway Plaza, Barnsley

 

Salary: £95,000

 

 

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).

 

 

Please use the documents below to help support you with your application form.

 

Job Profile: Service Director Childrens Social Care and Safeguarding Job Profile.pdf

Vacancy Exposure Profile: Exposure Profile.pdf

Please visit our site for more information - www.barnsley.gov.uk/sd-childrens-social-care

Supporting Information:

Children's Services Structure Chart.docx

Children & Young People’s Plan 2019-22
here
Barnsley Council Plan 2021-24 here
Barnsley Safeguarding Children’s Annual report here
Barnsley 2030 website here