How to Apply

To apply please click on the link below:

Director of Children’s Services

For a confidential discussion about the role please speak to Julie Towers 07764 791736, Chris Barrow 0203 8492624, or Anita Denton on 07725 554802 at our recruitment partners, Penna.

This guidance contains important information to help with your application:

  • Please apply by submitting a CV and supporting statement aligned to the job description/person specification. Please highlight the specific role that you are applying for in your application and keep your supporting statement to a maximum of 4 pages.
  • Please ensure all gaps in employment and education history are fully explained on your CV - we may wish to verify this information during the recruitment process.
  • Please let us have details of two referees – we will only approach these for candidates proceeding to final panel and after we have discussed these further with you.
  • Please make sure you complete your application by the closing date as outlined below. No applications will be accepted once long listing for the post has begun.
  • Following long listing you will be contacted directly by Penna to update you on the status of your application.
  • The following timetable sets out key dates in our recruitment process for this role. Please ensure that you mention in your covering letter if any of these dates present you with a problem.



Closing Date

Friday 4 October 2019

Longlist meeting (no candidate involvement)

Week commencing 7 October

Preliminary interview

Wednesday 16 October

(provisional alternative of Thursday 17 October - TBC)

Shortlist meeting (no candidate involvement)

Week commencing 21 October

Officer interviews/1-2-1's

Tuesday 29 October

Final Panel interviews

Week commencing 11 November