Interim Head of children in care and placements



Ref: GSi49600



Interim Head of Children in care and Placements



This post leads the Children in Care and Young People’s Service and works with families and young people who are on the edge of care, in care, carer leavers, and those involved in the youth justice system, displaying significantly risky behaviours, missing or being exploited.

The service is responsible for ensuring that children and young people who are looked after, care leavers, involved in the youth justice system or being exploited are provided with intervention and support to best meet their needs and to ensure they have the best opportunities to succeed in life.

This post has responsibility for the following services:

  • Young people service – youth offending team, no wrong door, emerald team
  • Virtual school and vulnerable groups including CME and CMOE and care leavers up to the age of 25
  • Children in care and placements and liaison with the Regional Adoption Agenc
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
Laura Murphy: 020 7426 3992