To put children first, effective leadership will be pivotal

Board Chair & Director of Resources

Worcestershire Children First is a wholly owned company created by Worcestershire County Council to take full operational responsibility in October 2019 for all Children's Services including Social Care, Education and Early Help.

Building on recent improvements, we are driving a sustainable model of delivery to ensure Worcestershire is a wonderful place for all children and young people to live, grow, and be safe, and are therefore supported to achieve, and nurtured to become independent adults.

Worcestershire Children First's sole focus will be improving services and outcomes for children and young people in Worcestershire.

Board Chair

As Chair, your role will be to lead the Board at a strategic level to ensure clarity of vision and direction of the company. As a nominee of the Secretary of State for Education you will be working closely with the Commissioner and Chief Executive of the company to create an effective, well-run and performance focused culture, recognising the importance of improving outcomes for the children and young people of the county.

Director of Resources

As Director of Resources and reporting to the Chief Executive, you will be responsible for the financial and business strategy to ensure operational effectiveness and a balanced budget. You will be expected to provide strong leadership to a dynamic and creative Resources Division in the improvement, transformation and effective management of the company.

In both positions, your senior leadership experience, innovative approach and commitment will be key to our success.

For a confidential and information discussion regarding either of these roles, please contact our recruitment partners Penna; Maggie Hennessy on 07877 004648, Anita Denton on 07725 554802 or Helen Alwell on 07809 905467.

Closing date for applications: Monday 4th February 2019


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