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Director of Early Help -Together for Children

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
04/11/2016 12:00
up to £100,000
Job Category:
Executive / Managerial
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Civic Centre

Job details 

Closing date:
4 Nov

Further information

Together for Children

Children's Services within Sunderland City Council is moving into a new company. The new company will be known as Together for Children.

In order to enable the setting up of this organisation the Chief Executive of Together for Children is seeking to appoint an ambitious manager to join the new senior management team leading the improvement journey. This is a permanent post, initially within the council, and then moving into the new organisation.

Director of Early Help
Salary - up to £100,000

The successful candidate will lead the delivery of strong, integrated and responsive early intervention and prevention services, to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people and their families.

We are seeking an individual who can help us shape the future with vision and enthusiasm to build upon the good start that we have made in improving services.

If you have strong leadership skills, a successful proven track record in improving services, and are passionate about creating a better future for children and young people, with the necessary drive and determination to ensure the best possible outcomes are realised for children in Sunderland, we would like to hear from you.

This is a challenging but exciting transformation journey. The successful candidate will have the freedom and opportunity to bring their ideas and experience to deliver the improvement required.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about any of these posts please contact Alex Hopkins, Chief Executive Together for Children on 0191 561 1203.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

To apply please download the information pack attached and see the post guidance for information on where completed application forms are returned to or email your completed application form to lynne.cockburn@sunderland.gov.uk Please note you no longer need to call for an applicant reference number, they will be issued automatically on receipt of completed forms

Alternatively telephone askrecruitment for an application pack on 0191 520 5555 (opening times are 8.00am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday).

Closing date - 4th November 2016 at 12 noon
Interviews – 14th- 15th November 2016

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