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Assistant Director Children's Services

Home Based
£43,096.00 - £56,479 (Full Time Equivalent)
Closing date
30 Jan 2022
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Assistant Director Children's Services (11000)

Location: Home Based

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 36.25

Salary: £43,096.00 - £56,479 (Full Time Equivalent)

Closing Date: 30 January 2022

Interview Date: 8 & 9 February 2022

At Barnardo's, our purpose is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and our vision is to realise Thomas Barnardo's dream of a world where no child is turned away from the help that they need.

The North Region comprises a mixed portfolio of work including extensive work in Supported Accommodation, Emotional Health and Wellbeing, Disability, Young Carers, CSE, Early Help and Leaving Care.  The Region covers a large geographical area stretching from Northumberland, South of Tyne, North of Tyne, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Hull, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire and Lincolnshire,

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Children's Services leader in the Greater Manchester Locality. We are looking for someone preferably who has led a wide range of children's services, with an understanding of change management and service design. You will need to have great interpersonal skills combined with excellent leadership and management experience with a passion to improve the lives of our most vulnerable children and young people.

We are looking for an individual who has substantial experience in managing and developing services to meet the needs of children, young people and families.  You will have a business development remit and you will play an intrinsic part in the North Senior Leadership Team to ensure stable high-quality services. As part of the North Senior Leadership Team you will be one of 10 Assistant Director Children's Services covering the region, supported by our excellent Assistant Directors and their teams from business support services.

At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking.  This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

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.

About Barnardo's

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


Assistant Director Children's Services - Job Description & Person Profile.pdf (90.11 KB)

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Updated Version July 2021.pdf (101.44 KB)

Additional Info Sheet - ADCS - Greater Manchester.pdf (50.08 KB)

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