Assistant Director– Early Help & Commissioning

Internal post: Temporary 18 month contract/secondment

Internal applications only
Grade: Band 2 £74,818 to £82,892pa (subject to grading confirmation) 35 hours full time
Directorate: Children, Families and Communities 
Closing date for expressions of interest is 
5 pm 13 November 2017.

Children, Families and Communities (CFC) are seeking expressions of interest for a temporary Assistant Director to work with the Leadership team over the next 18 months. Directly reporting to the Director for Children, Families and Communities and a member of the Wider Leadership team, the Assistant Director – Early Help and Commissioning will lead, develop and commission a cohesive and integrated range of services and resources which make a positive difference to families and communities and which support early intervention and prevention activity. 

This new post will lead on Early Help and Commissioning for CFC and is a great opportunity to support the directorate with the challenging and rewarding work around the Service Improvement agenda in order to commission and deliver efficient and effective services that meet the needs and improve outcomes for children and young people in Worcestershire. The post will lead the implementation of our Children and Young People's Plan whose vision is for 'Worcestershire to be a wonderful place for children to grow up' and the Early Help Strategy working with our key stakeholders and partners to ensure that we are doing the very best for the children of Worcestershire and that we put them at the heart of everything we do.

If you are interested in being considered for the post – please send through an expression of interest for the role by reviewing the job description and person specification and providing your answers to the following questions:

  • Why do you want to apply?
  • What experience do you have relevant to this role?
  • How do you meet the person specification requirements for the role?
  • How will you make a difference to children in Worcestershire if you were appointed to this post?

Please limit your response to 4 sides of A4 (min font size point 11.5).

Please submit applications through to Julia Carter by email with the subject line 'Expression of Interest'.

The selection process for this post will include Panel interview with Director and Leadership Team members and a final interview with elected members through Appointments etc. Panel. 

If you would like to discuss the role or have any questions please speak to Catherine Driscoll or Pauline Austin, HR Strategic Business Partner.

Download the job description and person specification