Assistant Director: Integrated Front Door and Localities

Location: Bradford
Salary: c.£90k, but subject to evaluation
Reference: A000381
Deadline: Closed

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The new Bradford Children and Families Trust began work in April this year. It’s an ambitious new start for the city and district, which has faced a number of challenges in the provision of services to children and young people in recent years. We’re committed to putting children, young people and their families at the heart of everything we do, to enable them to have the best possible start in life. Our vision is that all children and young people in Bradford are safe and able to realise their full potential.

By taking care to accurately identify the needs of children, young people and families, you’ll play a crucial part in keeping the promise we’re making to our city and district. The key indicator of success will be that we’re providing exactly the right services and support, at just the right time, so that strong safeguarding outcomes can be delivered. With colleagues, you’ll share overall responsibility for delivering our ambitious agenda of service improvement, as well as developing locality-based services that draw on strong partnerships.

Candidates will be qualified social workers and experienced children’s services professionals, with a detailed and wide-ranging understanding of safeguarding, and a track record of managing a variety of scenarios with compassion and visible leadership. You will have particular skills in developing and sustaining strong strategic relationships that advance a common vision of better futures for children and young people. Exceptional leadership skills, underpinned by personal resilience, go without saying; we’re also looking for a positive, collaborative style, and an excellent understanding of how to recruit, develop and retain high-performing teams.

Indicative Timetable

Applications close: Thursday 17 August 2023
Preliminary Interviews (via Teams): w/c 28 August 2023
Assessment Centre & Final Interviews: w/c 18 September 2023


For a confidential discussion about the role please contact our retained consultants at Faerfield:

Dawn Faulkner
Tel: 0121 312 3755

Sarah Longbottom
Tel: 0121 312 3755


To apply for this job please submit your CV, a Supporting Statement (no more than four sides of A4), a completed Candidate Application Form and a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to quoting: ‘Vacancy: Assistant Director: Integrated Front Door and Localities, Reference: A000381’.

Your supporting statement should express why you are interested in this role and what experience you can bring to the organisation. The statement should tackle the specific requirements of the role; outlining examples and outcomes showing how you meet those requirements.

Please also provide the names and contact details of 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, then you should state this clearly.

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