Service Director - Children's Services
20th Feb, 2023
Job description

We’re investing in our children’s future

Service Director Children’s Services



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We have tremendous ambition for our children and young people in Barnsley as a place of possibilities and are making a £multi-million investment into their future.

Whilst we are proud of our current Ofsted rating of ‘Good’, we are far from complacent and recognise the increasingly challenging context in which we operate. Barnsley’s real political and corporate commitment to children’s services has been recently demonstrated by a £multi-million recurring investment into the service to further develop our workforce, improve our model of practice, create a new social care academy, and deploy greater use of technology.

We are fortunate that over many years, very effective, systemwide partnerships have been developed and nurtured. Barnsley is a big enough place to retain great people, but small enough to enable relationships to flourish and create high levels of trust and confidence.

If you can provide visionary leadership across children’s social care and safeguarding and want to work in an environment which enables you to focus on the things that matter most to children and young people, and that made you want to become a social worker in the first place… then Barnsley could be the place of possibilities for you. 

Supporting Document:

Job Profile.pdf

To see the possibilities for yourself, please visit and for a confidential discussion, please call either Martin Tucker or Sarah Longbottom on 0113 532 5900.

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