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Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in the role of Chair 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 to take operational responsibility for delivering children's social care. The Company's focus will be to continue to improve services and outcomes for children and young people in Worcestershire within the financial resources available, 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.

As Chair, you will be instrumental in achieving the Company's mission to create the conditions where social care practice and practitioners can flourish to deliver outstanding services for children, young people and families. You will lead and inspire the Company's workforce, create a culture where social care practitioners can flourish and keep an unwavering focus on improving outcomes for children and young people.

In times of change, great leadership becomes even more important and as Chair, 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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