Head of Servcie Placements

Date: 23-Nov-2021

Job Location: Gloucester

Employer: Gloucestershire County/Gloucester City Councils

  • Job Title:                           Head of Service Placements
  • Job Location:                    Shire Hall - Gloucester
  • Salary:                              £66,114 - £73,341 per annum
  • Hours per Week:              37 
  • Contract Type:                  Permanent         
  • Closing Date:                    20/12/2021
  • Job Requisition Number:  1238
  • This post is open to job share


Gloucestershire County Council’s well regarded Children and Families Commissioning Hub is looking to recruit a Head of Service to lead on Children in Care commissioning.  


You will be;

  • a qualified Social Worker registered with Social Work England; or hold another relevant qualification to the role
  • have significant experience of statutory childrens services including Safeguarding and/or Corporate Parenting;
  • be an existing Head of Service or a Service Manager looking for a more senior role;
  • have experience of working with commissioned services and the development of new and innovative programmes.

as well as having a desire to develop those skills further.


We are passionate about;

  • getting the right service to our young people at the right time;
  • improving outcomes;
  • thinking outside of the box to get the best results.

The successful candidate will lead on the following areas;

  • Placements, including in house and commissioned provision;
  • External framework development and management;
  • Block contracts.

and will work with colleague Heads of Service across Early Help, Health, Youth and Children’s Social Care in order to provide a holistic commissioning service and improve outcomes for our children and young people.

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