Director of Children's Services

London Borough of Lewisham


  • Location


  • Job type


  • Sector

    Local Government

  • Salary/Remuneration

    Circa £140,000

  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    27 November 2019

  • Client

    London Borough of Lewisham

Ref: GSe60870

Lewisham is the second fastest-growing borough in London, home to over 306,000 residents from more than 71 nationalities.

We have a new vision, a new and ambitious Mayor and a newly appointed Chief Executive. Together, we are determined to ensure that every child and young person living in our borough has the opportunity to live their best life.  This requires the very best start to childhood and the right care and education to thrive.   It is imperative that we drive up the quality of social work practice and revitalise school performance with renewed determination - and we want to move at pace.

To deliver services for children that we can be proud of, we are looking for a Director who is as excited about changing the lives of our children and young people as we are.  Someone who is committed and capable of delivering against our improvement plan to secure the best possible outcomes.  Personal qualities are hugely important to us.  We are looking for a team player whose natural style is to listen, involve, and collaborate with others to achieve exceptional results.

For further information please visit  or for a confidential discussion please call our advisers Penny Ransley or Jo Boardman on .

Closing DateMonday 6th January 2020
How to Apply

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