Secondment Opportunity: Children’s Services, Kirklees Council

1-Year Post: Service Director – Partnerships, Improvements and Resources (Children’s)

Salary: £87,426 – £100,587

Children’s Services in Kirklees are ambitious. We want Kirklees to be the best place for children and young people to grow up. Families, communities and the voice of the child are at the heart of our improvement journey. We also want children and families to be at the centre of the plans for Place, Partners and People in Kirklees.

We are proud of what we have achieved over the past few years and we recognise there is more to be done. We are a looking for a candidate to help us fulfil and deliver our ambitions.

We are seeking a Service Director to achieve excellence across all Children’s Services by maximising its resources, developing further its relationships with key stakeholders and partners, ensuring that the young people in Kirklees are engaged and influence the developments and plans across the Authority.

As well as recognising our strengths, the post holder will be required to be able to innovate and develop new ways of working and engagement in a challenging environment. Key to this approach will be understanding our Restorative Practice model and ensuring that this further embedded across the organisation.

The intention is that the post holder will be seconded from their current employer, remaining on their substantive terms and conditions and their current employer refunded the costs of employment.  An indicative grade for the role is Agenda for Change 8d/9 or Service Director (Local Authority).

This post is temporary for a year from the date of appointment.

Applications should be sent to wendy.harris@kirklees.gov.uk in the form of a CV and supporting statement that addresses the requirements of the role profile, by 12:00 on Friday 23rd August .

It will be important that, at the point of application, any interested individual has agreed the principle of a secondment with their employing organisation.