Job as Director of Children and Young People’s Services (DCS) at St. Helens Metropolitan Borough Council


The Borough of St Helens is undergoing transformation; not only in the regeneration of our cities and the economic growth of our key industries, but we have also undergone substantial changes as a council. We have a strong officer and political leadership that is determined to get things done; and underwent a council-wide restructuring with a renewed focus on performance and results for local people.

Our top priority is to make a difference in the lives of children and young people who live in the borough. To do this, we must improve outcomes for all children, while addressing child deprivation and poverty and protecting children from vulnerable backgrounds.

We are recruiting a Director of Children and Young People’s Services to lead our improvement journey and improve outcomes for children and young people in St Helens. This vital role will play a key role within the council’s leadership team and will be responsible for all child and youth services in the borough. As a statutory DCS, you will lead the journey of improving our children’s social care, supported by the Council’s leadership team, political leaders and Cabinet.

We are looking for an inspirational leader with significant senior management experience within local government children’s services. You will have a proven track record and a passion for making a positive difference and improving outcomes for children. You will also have excellent partnership skills, strong political understanding and the ability to deliver results and find solutions.

This is an exceptional opportunity to join a dynamic and energetic management team, for someone who wants to make a real difference with children, youth and families in our borough.

To find out more about the role, location and how to apply, please click apply below or, for an informal discussion of the role, please contact Chris Barrow on 07437 839048, Nik Shah on 07535 400434 or Anita Denton on 07725 55480

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