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Assistant Director

Assistant Director (x8)

‘Prevention is in the name of our charity. It is at the heart of what we do’

 

We are leading the fight against child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. Because we believe that every childhood is worth fighting for, we’re working harder than ever to find the best ways of preventing child abuse and neglect from ever happening, protect children at risk and help children who have been abused to rebuild their lives.


We want to make a difference by reaching more children and families with better, more effective help. Our new strategy will enable us to achieve greater change for children and inspire others to join us in the fight for childhood.

 

Working in partnership and inspiring everyone in children’s lives to come together to make children safe, we can reach more children and families with better more effective help.

 

Join us to:

  • Match your reputation and credibility to ours
  • Invest your knowledge and drive in our total commitment to all children getting the support and response they need to overcome trauma.

We are looking for 8 Assistant Directors to cover the following regions:

- Scotland
- Wales
- Northern Ireland
- North East & Yorkshire
- North West
- East of England
- London & South East
- South West & Channel Islands

This is a new role with an ambitious brief. We are looking for individuals who can play a leading role in the delivery of our new 10-year strategy. A strategy that will see us achieving greater change for children through an increased focus on prevention, partnerships and collaboration with communities so that we can inspire more people to be there for children. You will be a member of the Local Services leadership team, and will actively contribute to the leadership, strategic direction and overall performance of the Services Directorate. You will be the regional/national lead for our local services including our work in schools, direct services to children and families and our local campaigning activity.

 

About you
Making a positive and lasting difference will be at the heart of your commitment to children, their families and systems. You will be someone who has a clear focus on improving outcomes and ensuring that all children and their families can realise their potential.

 

We are looking for leaders with knowledge and experience in at least one of the following areas; child sexual abuse, early years, child protection within devolved nations, place based approaches, schools & education, strategic partnerships and trauma informed approaches, who:

  • has a recognised relevant professional qualification or considerable senior leadership experience in delivering high quality services in a safeguarding context.
  • is a robust and compassionate change leader someone who can skilfully work through change management processes to implement strategic change.
  • will stand up for what is right, demonstrating commitment to the provision of high quality services and considerable experience of performance management and delivering on business plans and objectives.
  • will be adept at articulating a compelling vision and in developing and maintaining innovative, complex partnerships and skilled at negotiating and influencing both internally and externally.
  • will have a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and be willing to work proactively to remove both real and perceived barriers, valuing everybody who volunteers with, works for, supports or benefits from our work.


Join us and you’ll become part of a team that cares about the work they do and the people they work with. You’ll discover opportunities to grow, along with challenges and a shared purpose that’ll bring the best out in you. And you’ll get to find your own way to make a difference that means more, and that impacts millions of young lives.


 
  • Annually:
    £62,000
  • Region:
    Flexible & home working
  • Location:
    Flexible
  • Department:
    A Local Services
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • Working Hours Per Week:
    35
  • Closing Date:
    31 January 2021



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