View Vacancy -- Director of Children's Services

Social Care - Children and Young People
Community and Children's Services
Children's Services
Director Level 2
Permanent Full Time


‘Together we can build on our successes’

If you are looking to join a forward thinking and ambitious organisation then this is the opportunity for you. Rhondda Cynon Taf is a progressive, high performing and driven Council providing services to a population of approximately 230,000 across the Rhondda, Cynon and Taf Ely valleys. Our success has been based on an innovative and enabling culture that has generated new ideas and ambitious initiatives throughout the Council.

Due to the retirement of the Director, an opportunity has arisen for you to join us in this success and to lead the Council’s services for children and young people. While we are confident we are certainly not complacent and we want to continue our improvement journey. The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of services for this service user group. You will be responsible for a budget of circa £48 million and around 600 staff. Your responsibilities will cover children’s social care, safeguarding, early intervention and prevention and youth services (including youth offending).
We believe that we have built a motivated management team with bags of experience and local knowledge. You will need to bring your own style of leadership, creativity and innovation as part of a well-established and experienced management team. You will be given strong management and political support, with elected Members and partners who understand the complexity and importance of our work.
We want you to play your part in delivering our improvement strategy, to ensure that the County Borough continues to move forward in a way that connects our communities and supports our children and families, by keeping them safe, healthy and giving them every opportunity to thrive.

Whether you are an existing Head of Service or searching for the next step in your career, this role will give you the opportunity to make a real impact. If you are looking to work with colleagues across the Council and with our partners to improve the lives of all our children, young people and families, we will be delighted to hear from you.

You will be joining an ambitious leadership team led by Chief Executive Christopher Bradshaw, and will be part of the Community and Children's Services group led by Giovanni Isingrini.
If you have the determination, passion and flair to be part of the Council’s future success then we would like to hear from you. For a confidential discussion, please contact Giovanni Isingrini, Group Director for Community & Children's Services on (01443) 424141.

Ty Trevithick
Mountain Ash
CF45 4UQ
20 January 2020
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