Head of Looked After & Vulnerable Children & Young People

London Borough of Enfield


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Up to £89,319

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    27 May 2019

  • Client

    London Borough of Enfield

Ref: GSe53536

We are a large, diverse, outer London Borough with inner London challenges and a bold vision. At Enfield, we are dedicated to exploring new & innovative ways of providing services that deliver real improvements to the lives and wellbeing of our residents. In Children’s Services, we want our children & young people to feel safe, confident and happy, with opportunities to reach their full potential as they become adults.

Our last Ofsted report found a Good service, but our ambition is to provide Outstanding outcomes for our children and young people. We are accelerating our improvement and are now looking for two new Heads of Service who can contribute fresh ideas and bring innovative approaches to ensure we help and protect those most in need.

As our new Head of Services for Looked After & Vulnerable Children & Young People you will inspire a range of services supporting looked after children, care leavers and vulnerable young people. Providing strategic and professional leadership, you will oversee exciting projects and services such as our new Children’s Portal, our unique Health & Education Access & Resource Team (HEART) and the Virtual School, our approach to the regionalisation of adoption and our high performing contact centre.

In this exciting role, you will make a positive impact and enjoy the satisfaction of improving outcomes for children, whilst maximising your available resources to meet a growing demand for services.

For more information please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson Greg Hayes (07464 543442) or Rachel Cox (0113 205 6068).

Closing dateMonday 27th May 2019
Long listingw/c 3rd June 2019
Preliminary interviewsw/c 10th June 2019
Short listingw/c 17th June 2019
Stakeholder dayMonday, 24th June, from 4.30 p.m.
Final panel1st July
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.