Job details

Reference number - 1876-2444

Location - Portsmouth

Salary - £77,200 - £85,327 p.a, plus £10,000 market supplement

Job type/hours - permanent, 37 hours per week

Closing date - 10.00am, 26 November 2018

Are you up for the challenge of taking us from "Good" to "Outstanding"?

In Portsmouth we are ambitious for children and for our services. We are committed to working restoratively with families, carers and with each other, to transform the life chances of children in the city. We are looking for an ambitious leader with vision and energy to join the motivated, loyal workforce and strong partnership which is team Portsmouth - as Deputy Director, Children and Families. If you want to lead a service where "children are at the heart of social work practice" (Ofsted October 2018) and drive innovation for families, we want to hear from you.

If you would like to develop and extend yourself in this challenging but highly rewarding environment then please contact our recruitment partners at Hays Executive:

Margaux Shipley on 020 7259 8743 or

Dawar Hashmi on 07772 368 388 or

Applications received after this may not be considered.

Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.

DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.

How to apply

Please contact Dawar Hashmi or Margaux Shipley (contact details above) to apply