Executive Recruitment

Head of Children’s Services, Performance and Improvement

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Rochdale Borough Council
Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Up to £64,711
Closing date:
14th April
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Closing date
14th April 2020

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We have come on an interesting improvement journey in Rochdale over the last 5 or 6 years.  It has been hard work, but we have made great progress because of the terrific people we have in the service. 

Rochdale’s children’s service is now widely recognised as making a positive difference to children and families.  We have strong partnerships across the borough which support our Family Services model, working across localities to make a real impact.  Our Relationships Manifesto demonstrates the pioneering culture of the borough in putting relationships at the heart of everything we do, and we have numerous examples of how we have improved outcomes through innovative approaches and best practice.

We are currently seeking a Head of Children’s Services Performance and Improvement who will report directly to the director of children’s services and manage workforce development, business support and performance management as well as be the service lead for risk management.  We are seeking candidates with a social care qualification who can support and develop our staff at all levels and help them own our approach to performance and quality.  This post will tightly manage our performance systems and connect different parts of the service as part of our single service approach.   We see this role as a great opportunity for someone who wants to develop their career in children’s services, giving the post holder the chance to build their strategic understanding of a number of services.

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Luke Judd
0113 205 6077
Philip Emms
0113 205 6078
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