Head of Safeguarding and Improvement


Head of Safeguarding and Improvement

c. £97k

Reading has embarked on an ambitious agenda for improving outcomes for its children and young people. Our readiness to do things differently has been underlined by our significant commitment and investment to establish a new children’s services company to provide children’s social care, early help and education services.

The company will have one simple objective: to be there when our children need us most. Encompassing early years to independence, and everything in between, this is about a coherent, comprehensive, and resilient response to the protection of children, their hopes and life-chances.

You will lead the delivery of best-in-class children’s social care services, including safeguarding. We will expect you to play a key strategic leadership role as a member of the Children’s Services SMT, and subsequently as Director of Safeguarding in the new Children’s Company. It’s an exceptional opportunity to apply your talent at the beginning of a well-planned and well-resourced organisation.

We’re looking for an experienced children’s services professional, with high-level management and organisational skills commensurate with this responsibility. You will need to demonstrate an absolute commitment to improving outcomes for children, and an intelligent grasp of our current operating context as a baseline for delivering lasting change for children across the borough.

Click the 'Apply' button to find out more by visiting our website, or contact Steve Guest at Solace in Business on 020 7976 3311 for a confidential discussion.

Closing date: 19th March