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Head of Service - Permanence for looked after children

Salary details: £80659 - £90211

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Salary Details
£80659 - £90211  
Additional Allowances
Location Postcode
SE18 6HQ
Job Term and Hours per Week
Permanent; 42
Closing Date
03 March 2019
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Are you a skilled leader who can motivate and energise people to find creative solutions?

Can you promote the engagement of children and young people in shaping and improving our services?

Do you model a leadership style that empowers others?

Can you deliver positive change for children?

We are looking for leaders who demonstrate transformational leadership and who have the energy, drive and ability to develop and improve our children’s social care services.

We are committed to excellent services for children, young people and their families.

We know our strengths and the areas we still need to improve. This is a fantastic time to join us. We have motivated permanent staff and leaders. There is strong commitment across our council and with partners to make a difference for our looked after children and care leavers. We are ambitious for children and young people who have shown they can thrive if given the opportunities.

Please view the attached Job Description for the key requirements for this role and address these when completing your supporting statement.

This role requires an Enhanced DBS

Due to the safeguarding nature of this role, references will be taken up prior to interview.

Assessment centre and interviews to be held: 11th March and 15th March 2019

Psychomotric Assessment

As part of the assessment, shortlisted candidates will be sent Psychometric Assessments on the 4th March (evening) to complete by the 5th March 2019 (midnight). This is managed by Executive Recruitment Agent, Gatenby Sanderson. Therefore, Royal Greenwich will share relevant shortlisted candidate data with Gatenby Sanderson for the purpose of Psychometrics Assessment. 

Click here to view our Children and Young People Plan  2017 to 2020

Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk. As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

This role requires an Enhanced DBS.

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application.