Executive Recruitment

Director of Children’s Services

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London Borough of Havering
Romford, Havering
Up to £159,216
Closing date:
11th December
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
5pm Friday 11th December 2020
Long List
Monday 14th December 2020
Preliminary Interview
w/c 14th December 2020
Short Listing
Monday 21st December 2020
Assessment Date
TBC January 2021
Final Panel
TBC January 2021


Cleaner, Safer, Prouder - Together

Havering is a council with a bright future and an ambitious vision. With its excellent transport links into central London, extensive town centre regeneration and the highest concentration of green space anywhere in London, Havering has a unique offer as a place to live, work and visit. Employee feedback tells us that we are a council people want to work for and one in which you will have the opportunity to thrive while maximising your contribution and career potential.

This is an exciting time to join us as we build upon our ‘good’ inspection. We are passionate about working with partners to ensure every child and young person in the borough has the opportunity to live their best life and as our new Director of Children’s Services, you will be key to making that a reality. As well as ensuring every child has access to an outstanding and inspiring education, we will raise aspirations throughout the borough and give children and young people the support they need to keep them safe, well and able to fulfil their full potential.

How you will help us get there

We are looking for a Director who is excited about changing the lives of children and young people and who is ready to positively embrace the future of Children’s Services. We are looking for a leader that will bring innovation and new thinking to our services to secure the best possible outcomes. A strong collaborator, you will inspire and influence our committed partners to continue to work together with us for the betterment of our communities.

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To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Tim Hills
0113 205 6085
Frazer Thouard
020 3854 1485
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