Location: Swindon Trailblazer, Swindon
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £43,096.00 - £55,371.00
Closing Date: 4 December 2020
Interview Date: W/C 14 December 2020
Wiltshire and Dorset Locality - work base to be determined (Previous applicants need not apply)
At Barnardo's, our purpose is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children and our vision is to realise Thomas Barnardo's dream of a world where no child is turned away from the help that they need.
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Children's Services leader to help shape and support Barnardo's strategy. We are an organisation that focuses where possible on early intervention and prevention, assisting families to achieve the best outcomes possible.
You will be leading our Wiltshire and Dorset Locality, where we are key stakeholders particularly in Swindon Borough Council and the County of Wiltshire in the provision of Mental Health and Wellbeing Services. Our other services involve family support work in Dorset and disability work across Wiltshire. We are looking for an individual who has substantial experience in managing and developing services to meet the needs of children, young people and families as we have the ambition to increase our footprint. You will play an intrinsic part in our regional Cymru and South West Senior Leadership Team to ensure stable high quality services.
We are looking for someone preferably who has lead children's mental health and wellbeing services, with an understanding of change management, and service design. You will need to have great interpersonal skills combined with excellent leadership and management experience, with a passion to improve the lives of our most vulnerable children and young people – is this you?
At Barnardo's we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have experienced. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
Our basis and values
Full details and application documents here
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