Chief Executive

Lead our journey to excellence

Salary: c.£140k               

Location: Sandwell, West Midlands

Sandwell Children’s Trust delivers children’s social care and targeted services to support children, young people and families in Sandwell.  From its launch in 2018, the organisation has made significant progress through developing a skilled workforce, strong partnerships and a relentless focus on high quality social work practice – all of which have resulted in a better and safer environment for our children and young people. 

Our current Chief Executive has done a fantastic job - but she plans to retire in early 2021.  Our board, led by the Right Hon Jacqui Smith, is keen to ensure a smooth transition to this key appointment.  This is an exciting proposition for a senior leader who is able to take us to the next level in our improvement journey.  We need someone who will exercise creativity and provide the passion, insight and inspiration to achieve our ambitions to be an outstanding, innovative and forward looking organisation which delivers first class social care and early help services.  

With a passion for improving children’s lives, you may have a varied leadership background, but we will expect you to understand the context in which we operate, including financial pressures, rising demand and the vital role of early intervention to help transform lives and life chances of our children and young people. 

For a confidential discussion call our advising consultants at Penna: Maggie Hennessy 07877 004648, Helen Alwell 07809 905467 or Julie Towers 07764 791736

Closing date for receipt of applications:  8 November 2020