Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Strategic Lead

Strategic Lead - Children's Services



  • Job Title: Strategic Lead, Improvement

  • Working - Full time, though we will consider part-time for a suitable candidate

  • Office Expectations - hybrid, with a minimum of 3 days in the office

  • Role duration- 3 months initially with a view to extending to 6 months


About the Role


The Strategic Lead, Improvement will be responsible for leading the Children's Improvement Plan and programme and undertaking the resulting reporting, including to the Improvement Board, Company Board and Scrutiny forums where required.

The successful candidate will work closely with the senior management team to support the delivery of the programme, providing support and guidance where needed to complete actions and improvement programmes.

They will report to the DCS and Director of Operations with regular reporting on progress by exception and lead the completion of the Self-Evaluation Framework (SEF) and inspection readiness for Children's Social Care.

They will oversee the Change Programme within SCF, including the oversight of the Project Coordinator, Project Support Officer, and any other support as identified.

The Strategic Lead, Improvement will take the lead on improvement projects.


About the Candidate



  • The candidate must have significant experience at leadership level and in children's services where transformation and improvement has been a central part of their work.

  • The post-holder will be self-motivated and be able to identify issues and solutions to complex problems whilst maintaining children and families at the centre of all that they do.

  • They will work in accordance with the company's practice model, which includes a restorative approach to high support and high challenge, strengths-based and will be able to collaborate and communicate with a range of professionals and partners, including regular dialogue with political and senior leaders.

  • They should have excellent communication and leadership skills and be able to work effectively as part of a team.

  • The candidate should have a relevant degree or equivalent qualification.


How to Apply


If you think you are the right candidate for this role, please send your CV to the recruiter at erin.webbe@servicecare.org.uk .