Executive Recruitment

You will be a key member of our team, bringing your experience and vision...

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I am delighted that you are interested in becoming part of our Children and Young People’s Service.

This newly created post of Head of Looked After Children and Care Leavers will lead on the council’s commitment to ensuring the best possible outcomes for our children in care.

County Durham is a really exciting place and we are passionate about doing the best for our area and our children and families.

Like all public organisations, we face many challenges; the role you are interested in will help shape our children’s services to continue to strive to be outstanding in the most efficient and effective way.  Importantly, it will enable fresh ideas and bring creativity to our thinking.

You will be a key member of our management team, bringing your experience and vision to direct and develop the largest Local Authority in the region and the seventh largest in the Country.

Durham is a relatively new council but we have achieved a great deal in a very short period of time.  We are recognised as being one of the best Local Authorities in the country and in 2014 we were crowned Council of the Year.

We have achieved all this through strong political and senior management leadership, ambition, creative thinking, partnership working and sheer passion for what we do.

I hope you are interested in this opportunity to join our team and if you are excited by the prospect of working for us, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Yours sincerely

Margaret Whellans
Corporate Director, Children and Young People’s Services

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