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Job Reference: 52247

Assistant Director

  • Birmingham, West Midlands, England
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Alistair Guite
  • £95229 - £95229

Seven Social Care is looking for an experienced Assistant Director to take on a permanent role within the Children with Disabilities Service in Birmingham Children’s Trust.

The Hours are 36.5 hours per week full time, based at Lancaster Circus and the salary is £95,229 per annum plus market supplement and relocation allowance (subject to terms and conditions).


The role:

· To lead and direct work/practice in this locality area to improve positive outcomes for children and young people in Birmingham.

· To provide strategic leadership, vision and direction to those engaged in Integrated Services and to contribute to the overall management of the Trust.

· To contribute to the overall strategic management and organisational development of the Trust to achieve a culture that promotes equality of opportunity celebrates cultural diversity inspires a sense of purpose and ownership of the Trust’s priorities and seeks to improve all aspects of performance.

· To build effective partnerships with and between local agencies including the voluntary and community sectors in order to focus resources jointly on improving services and outcomes for children.

· To be an ambassador for the Trust through a commitment to effective partnership working.

· To ensure a representative cross section of children and young people are involved in determining planning and evaluating services delivered on their behalf.

· To provide expert technical advice/briefing to the Executive Team, Board Members, as relevant to your service area or strategic responsibility.

· To provide support and expert advice to the relevant Boards/Partnership fora, including the duties and functions of Boards/fora as they pertain to your role.

Key Responsibilities:

· Manage risk through ensuring our services have a relentless focus on child protection, and that these services are of the highest quality.

· To secure, determine and deploy resources in accordance with priorities.

· To ensure the efficient financial management of all relevant budgets in accordance with Trust requirements.

· Promote, lead and implement change and continuous improvement programmes improving service quality and creating performance cultures that drive up standards and performance.

· To investigate complaints and disciplinary matters in accordance with Trust procedures.

· Understand political processes and manage politically sensitive issues.

· Ensure Health and Safety requirements are met in your area of responsibility.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: Degree approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Experience: 2+ years working with children as an Assistant Director or an extremely experienced Head of Service
  • Compliance: Up to date HCPC registration and DBS.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37 hours p/w.

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