Children’s Services Recruitment

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Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in Leicestershire County Council and the Heads of Service Posts.

Leicestershire is a high performing, well-respected authority that delivers a range of good quality services to children and families across Leicestershire. The Department has recently appointed two new Assistant Directors to lead Children’s Social Care and Education and Early Help and we are now looking to complete our senior leadership team through the recruitment of four Heads of Service.

Leicestershire is a good place to work; having recently been inspected by Ofsted, we know where we need to improve and have a strong robust plan that sets out our road to excellence. There is a high percentage of academies but relations with schools of all types are strong, particularly in the context of improvement and inclusion.  We are working hard to improve the quality and sufficiency of our SEND education provision and services and our Early Help Services are strong and are able to demonstrate good outcomes for children and families.

We are looking for candidates who have vision and passion for services to children and families, and who can demonstrate experience of operating successfully and effectively in a political organisation and a complex public sector environment.  In that context, proven skills in financial and performance management will be particularly important in addressing the immediate challenges.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a department leadership team to work with the Assistant Directors to deliver high quality services to children and their families across Leicestershire.

We hope the roles are of interest to you, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,


Jane Moore
Assistant Director
Education and Early Help
Sharon Cooke
Assistant Director
Children’s Social Care

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