Assistant Director Children's Services (Responsible Individual) – 9708
Location: Viking House, Oxfordshire
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £43,096 - £55,371
Closing Date: 30 November 2021
Interview Date: 13/14 December
A vacancy has arisen to join the senior management team within our South East region. If you are an inspirational and aspirational leader in Children's Services with a drive to ensure excellence for children, young people and their families then this opportunity may be for you.
The senior leadership team for the region, including our Assistant Directors Children's Services and School Principals provide a full coverage of oversight, support, challenge and presence for our teams and services. The post therefore requires the applicant to be able to travel across the regional South East area at times. This role will focus operational oversight across the areas of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire.
Please review the generic Assistant Director Children's Services job description and person profile. The successful post holder will be responsible for a varied portfolio of work in Children's Services. This particular Senior Manager portfolio currently includes oversight of residential services including a residential care home setting and two residential short breaks services therefore will require the post holder to register with Ofsted representing these Barnardo's services as Responsible Individual. The portfolio also includes the senior leadership oversight of a child exploitation service and a mental health service. The successful post holder will work with senior colleagues across the region to ensure we continue to develop services to best meet the needs of children, young people and their families in line with Barnardo's Corporate Strategy to achieve Safer Childhoods, Stronger Families and Positive Futures.
When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
Our basis and values
Recruitment of Ex-offenders Policy (Oct 2018).pdf (0.56 MB)
Assistant Director Children's Services - Generic JD & PP.pdf (150.00 KB)
ADCS Additional Info - Ox Bucks Berks Sept 2021.pdf (48.30 KB)