Head of Service, Children's Safeguarding, Wakefield

Recruiter
Belmont Recruitment
Location
West Yorkshire
Salary
£420 - £460/day
Posted
07 Jun 2019
Closes
18 Jun 2019
Ref
1173937330
Position/Level
Professional / Specialist
Responsibilities
Analyst
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Language
English
We currently have an exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced Head of Service to undertake a long term temporary contract within the Wakefield area of West Yorkshire.
As the Head of Service, you will be joining the MASH and Locality Safeguarding Team, whilst the Children and Young People's Directorate undergo a rapid transformation and improvement journey. You will be managing 4 Service Managers within the service area, so you must have experience of bringing together internal services, partners and stakeholders under challenging circumstances in order to improve outcomes for children and their families. You will be ensuring that the voice of children in need of help and protection, children looked after and those leaving care is heard, and that they are supported with appropriate plans of action.
The ideal person for this role will have extensive experience of senior management, ideally within a Children's Safeguarding Team and be able to engage and develop a large multi-disciplinary and geographically dispersed workforce. You must also be able to plan and structure work to ensure key objectives are achieved within tight timescales, whilst also ensuring your staff targets are met