Director of Early Help and Safeguarding

Derbyshire County Council

Matlock, Derbyshire

  • Location Matlock, Derbyshire
  • Sector Local Government, Social Care
  • Client Derbyshire County Council
  • Job Type Permanent
  • Salary/Remuneration £99,063 to £108,772
  • Reference GSe113403
  • Closing Date 21st July 2024

At Derbyshire County Council, we are ambitious for our varied and diverse communities, building on our success and continuing our journey as a modern and effective organisation and our children, young people and families to be safe, to have access to great educational opportunities, and to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.  Children’s services in Derbyshire are ‘Good’ with an ambition and strong potential to be outstanding. These are key roles in supporting us achieve our goals, committed to improving and transforming how we deliver services to meet the needs of our residents and communities.

We have been transforming children’s services across the county, investing in our teams  and redesigning our approach to delivery through our recently implemented ‘Stronger Families’ practice model, enabling us to enhance our holistic offer to children, young people and families.  This is a critical role leading children’s social care and early help services across Derbyshire, ensuring quality and consistency of practice across all localities, keeping our children and young people safe, and where intervention is necessary, we seek to achieve permanency quickly and effectively. We are championing a new culture, new ways of working, new colleagues and teams, invigorating our approach to services and ensuring that we design services to support the individual needs of our diverse communities. We are seeking a passionate and transformative leader who shares our vision for delivering better outcomes, someone who can continue our journey of improvement in a supportive leadership setting.

This is a career enhancing opportunity for someone with the drive, skills, ability and passion to make a difference.

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Further info

Please click on the link below to their website that has the Children Services Plan 2024 – 25 and Children Services Implementation Plan 2024 – 25.  

Service planning - Derbyshire County Council


  1. Derbyshire County Council - Childrens Services Structure Chart (1).pdf


Philip Emms: 07590 225 472
Duncan Collins: 07586 705 475

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