Since it was established in October 2014, the workforce at Doncaster Children’s Services Trust has achieved great things. 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.
The Trust has recently become an ALMO of Doncaster Council, and we are currently seeking a new Chief Executive who will report to the Trust Chair and oversee a dynamic leadership team, working closely with Doncaster Council and strategic partners as a system leader committed to the delivery of the ‘Team Doncaster’ ambitions for the area. The postholder will also work closely with our highly motivated and skilled Young Advisers who influence all aspects of our approach and help drive our improvement journey.
We see this as a great opportunity to lead and develop an already strong organisation in order to ensure that our most vulnerable children and young people are able to thrive, and also ensure that Doncaster thrives too.
You will be a systems thinker with experience of leading and delivering high-quality children’s social care services, the skills to bring the workforce on the improvement journey, and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of partners.
We are not being prescriptive about your professional background or training. Rather, to succeed in the role, you will need an open, outward-facing and engaging leadership style as well as a relentless focus on the quality of practice.
In turn, we can offer you the chance to work for an ambitious, child-centric and innovative organisation that is determined to deliver high-quality services to the children and young people of Doncaster and enable them to achieve their full potential.
For more information please see: www.gatenbysanderson.com/job/GSe55786 or contact our advising consultants Luke Judd (0113 205 6077) or Stephanie Crossland (0113 268 0704) for a further discussion.
Closing Date: 11 November 2019.
Final Interviews: 27-28 November 2019 (tbc).