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East Sussex County Council
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Assistant Director Early Help and Social Care

Salary Up to £115,000

Closes 15 Oct 2021

East Sussex is a high performing authority serving strong local communities.

Surrounded by unspoilt countryside and coastal towns that are vibrant and inviting, many of our residents are very satisfied with their quality of life. However, many of our communities face significant challenges. Our Children’s Services were judged Outstanding at our last inspection so there is a strong foundation on which to develop services. The service is recognised for innovative practice, and a commitment to a relationship-based approach for helping children and their families achieve the best possible outcomes. We are far from complacent though.

Working closely with the new Director of Children’s Services, you will lead our children’s social care teams and those delivering specialist services to support vulnerable children and young people and those with additional educational needs. Our opportunities and challenges require a strong and collaborative leader, able to work in partnership with other agencies and stakeholders.

You will join a talented team that cares deeply about the families and children we work with and that is committed to further improving practice and outcomes. You are a creative and flexible social care leader with a deep understanding of the impact of the decisions you and your service take. You have integrity and moral leadership qualities of the highest order as well as a strong track record of achieving service improvements.

For further information please click on the Apply Button below and for a confidential discussion, please call either Sarah Longbottom or Martin Tucker on 0121 312 3755.