Executive Director - Children's Services

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Barnsley, South Yorkshire

  • Location

    Barnsley, South Yorkshire

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government, Social Care

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    16 November 2019

  • Client

    Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Ref: GSe59311

Barnsley is a high performing Council with ambition, flair and imagination. We have transformed our relationships with our communities through our award winning area council model, achieved sustainability despite austerity through our Future Council Programme and are revitalising Barnsley through investment in the Town Centre and Principal Towns. We are now seeking two new Executive Directors to turn our vision for a brighter future, a better Barnsley into reality.

As the Executive Director Children Services, you will build on excellent foundations and help us deliver truly outstanding services to our children and young people. Key priorities will be to deliver outstanding children’s social care services, improve our SEND outcomes, raise educational aspirations and narrow the gap. To be successful, you will have a background in children services and strong knowledge of children’s social care but also have the drive and enthusiasm to keep developing creative solutions that support our children and young people.

Closing Date15th November 2019
Preliminary Interviews25th November 2019
Final Panel Interviews18th December 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.

Contact details
Gary Evans: 0113 205 6080

Philip Emms: 0113 205 6078