We are pleased to have appointed to two senior Childrens services roles during July at Bolton and Leeds councils. Both authorities were attractive propositions to candidates, with excellent recent track record in developing high quality, innovative and consistent services. However these authorities are ambitious, wishing to keep enhancing and developing their provision so not resting on their laurels at a time of change and budgetary restrictions. Candidates considering a move viewed the roles as ones where they could make a difference and personally flourish. This compared favourably to roles at authorities where services are less developed or even in trouble – very different prospects and rewards.
The Director of Children and Families at Leeds and Assistant Director at Bolton, were appointed to first time from competitive and high quality fields.
If you are a Head of Service, AD or Director considering a move we would be pleased to hear from you at a time where other roles at local authorities are emerging.