Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in our roles of Chair or Director of Resources and for considering Worcestershire as a place where you can use your talent, knowledge and passion to make a difference.

This is an exciting time for Worcestershire; we have an improvement plan in place which focuses on ensuring that we have the right conditions to allow our staff to do their very best for children in Worcestershire. 

We are creating a wholly owned company, Worcestershire Children First, to take operational responsibility for delivering Children's Social Care, Education, Skills and Early Help. Worcestershire Children First's sole focus will be improving services and outcomes for children and young people in Worcestershire, which includes enabling staff to perform to the best of their ability. The ambition being, at the point of transferring services into the new Company, the Service will be performing well and the Company will have a positive platform in which to sustain the improvement.

In these executive roles, you will be instrumental in achieving the Company's mission to make a positive impact on the lives of our children and young people aged 0 to 25yrs, and their families, by providing outstanding, innovative, child and young people-focused services where practice and practitioners flourish and we maximise life opportunities for all. 

You will lead and inspire the Company's workforce, create a culture where practitioners across all disciplines can keep an unwavering focus on improving outcomes for children and young people; creating supportive communities where children and young people are safe, secure and nurtured to become independent.

In times of change, great leadership becomes even more important and in whichever role you are considering, you will be at the heart of what we are trying to achieve and playing a key role in helping to deliver Shaping Worcestershire's Future, our plan for the County. I look forward to working with you to turn our aspirations into reality on the ground


Simon Geraghty                                           

Leader – Worcestershire County Council


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