Executive Recruitment

Head of Early Help, Inclusion and Vulnerable Children

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Durham County Council
Closing date:
27th June
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
27th June 2018
Technical interviews
4th July 2018
Final Panel
Possibly 12th or 13th July


As one of the biggest councils in the country, with a proud tradition of delivering services and stable leadership, Durham County Council is facing the future with confidence.  In its first 10 years as a unitary authority we have achieved a great deal.  Our success has been delivered through strong leadership, creative thinking, partnership working and sheer passion for what we do.

This is an exciting time to be joining the Council – our ambition is to ensure County Durham is the best possible place to live and work and we are transforming the Council to deliver on this ambition. 

A key priority for us is the health, wellbeing and education of our children and young people. Our Children and Young People management structure has recently been reviewed to further develop our services in these areas and we are looking recruit a Head of Early Help, Inclusion and Vulnerable Children to deliver outcomes that have a real and lasting impact.

To help us succeed, we are looking for a candidate for the role with strong and relevant experience who can bring about change via fresh ideas and determination.  We require an individual who can work corporately, as you will play a major role in our improvement and transformation journey over the coming years.  It is an exciting time to join Durham and we would be delighted to hear from inspiring senior managers who embody our values and commitment and are excited by the prospect of working with us to realise our ambitions.

(Relocation costs are also available for appointed candidates subject to certain criteria being met).

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email to confirm that you have applied. If you do not receive this email, please make contact with GatenbySanderson.


The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Luke Judd
0113 205 6077
Philip Emms
0113 205 6078
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