Director for Children's Social Care

Doncaster Children's Services Trust

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

  • Location

    Doncaster, South Yorkshire

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government, Social Care

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Competitive salary

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    01 July 2019

  • Client

    Doncaster Children's Services Trust

Ref: GSe55008

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust has achieved great things since it was established in October 2014. As well as attaining the overall Ofsted ‘good’ rating for its services in January 2018, we have since had our fostering and adoption services and two children’s homes rated as ‘outstanding’. But we are not stopping there – our ambition is to get all our services to ‘outstanding’, and we want this to be sooner rather than later. 

We are currently looking for a Director for Children’s Social Care who has the skills and experience to maintain the pace of our improvement journey. To do that we need someone who will quickly win the hearts and minds of our workforce and partners as well as the children and young people of Doncaster. You will need energy, enthusiasm and passion and be a walking example of distributed leadership, whilst still ensuring grip and grit. As the Trust is now an ALMO our key partnership is with Doncaster Council. You will also be part of the broader ‘team Doncaster’, working across a wide range of agendas to support and enable our communities to become more resilient.

In return, we can offer you the chance to work for an innovative organisation which gets results, and has a positive, can-do and child focused culture.

Our Business Plan 2018-21 can be found at

Our steps to Outstanding can be found at


Closing date1st July 2019
Interviews9th July 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.

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Contact details
Luke Judd: 0113 205 6077

Philip Emms: 0113 205 6078