Assistant Director Resources (Children's)

Surrey County Council


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    £79,389- £90,469 per annum

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    23 May 2019

  • Client

    Surrey County Council

Ref: GSe53307

The overall improvement transformation programme across our Children, Families, Learning and Culture directorate has recognised the need to review and improve the current functions undertaken within our County Wide Services. Our aim is to align services to provide a more seamless provision to children and their families and reduce the number of case holders and managers that children come into contact with as they pass through the system from the front door, to becoming looked after.

This role will be pivotal in making our Corporate Parenting Service a success and ensuring we provide services that are fit for the future as well as offering value for money. It is a dedicated role that will manage the delivery of a range of residential and support services across Surrey, ensuring the highest quality of provision and improved outcomes for Looked After Children and those leaving care. Some of the services within your division will include:

  • Surrey Children's homes and the Short Breaks Service
  • Hope and Extended Hope
  • The Contact Service
  • The Virtual School
  • The Host Family Service
  • Domiciliary Care and the OT service (subject to change)
  • Central Service for Care Leavers who were former UASC

We are looking for an individual who can consistently strive to find better ways of providing joined up, cost effective and young person centred services. Alongside the specific role person spec requirements we are looking for leaders who can:

  • Motivate and inspire others
  • Provide skills, knowledge and expertise in their specialist area
  • Deliver meaningful change
  • Suggest and implement creative solutions
  • Build and maintain purposeful strategic relationships with external organisations and partner agencies
  • Work collaboratively across the directorate, organisation and with partners and stakeholders to support delivery of great services to residents.
  • Uphold Surrey's values and behaviours

For more information about this opportunity, please visit or call our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson: Rachel Cox  (0113 205 6068 ) or Greg Hayes (020 7426 3962).

Closing date23rd May 2019
How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.