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Interim Head of Childrens Services & Early Help

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A Interim Head of Children Services, with a particular emphasis on Early Help, is required for a London Council for 6 months, with hybrid working offered paying £550 a day Inside of IR35.

You will need to have extensive experience of children services in a Local Government setting at a senior level, have strong Early help understanding and experience and have a Social Worker qualification. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a large council who have recently undergone a huge transformation in children services and have a strong team of managers who you will be working alongside.

Context of the role as the Interim Head of Children Services:

  • You will deputise for the Assistant Director as required including the exercise of their delegated authority.
  • The role has line management responsibility for approximately 98 staff across all services. This includes three Service Managers, nine Business Support Leaders, Contact & Rehabilitation Leader and the Supporting Families Manager.
  • The role has responsibility to effectively manage and monitor multiple budgets of approximately £6.2m and deliver value for money.

Working Model:

Hybrid model – Flexible approach involving working from the town hall campus/hubs. The post holder will be required to attend council buildings as required and to be able to attend meetings outside their normal hours of working. – They will need to be able to drive and have access to their own vehicle or alternative transport arrangements.


The candidate will have a social work qualification – SW England registration – Demonstrate extensive recognised post qualification training and development of their own practice and management. – This post is subject to a current enhanced DBS disclosure.

If you have the required experience within Local Government in Children’s and Families please do send an updated CV with a cover paragraph how you meet the requirements.

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