Executive Recruitment

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Thank you for your interest in these exciting roles in our Health and Wellbeing Directorate, Head of Children and Families and Head of Commissioning Contracting and QA.

West Cheshire is a fantastic place to work and live and here at Cheshire West and Chester Council we have an outstanding reputation for providing the best public services through multiple providers working in strong partnerships together. Working with a range of local partners we have agreed to bring services together and focus in particular on prevention and early intervention and creating place-based services that deliver on our priorities and outcomes for residents. Cheshire West and Chester has a creative forward thinking strategic leadership team that is committed to delivering an ambitious vision of Thriving Communities, Thriving Economy and Thriving Residents.

Our Children’s Services teams have a strong desire and commitment to continually improve practice and work in a way that really helps children, young people, and their families. We are routed in analysing data and intelligence to help inform our practice. We take a trauma informed approach to our work with children and their families, and we endeavor to see each person as an individual and take account of their lived experiences. The help and protection of children in our borough is a priority for the Council. We have continued to focus on practice quality and workforce development, and in April 2019 we were judged as one of the best Children's Services in the country by Ofsted, including ‘Outstanding ‘in leadership and management.

The Commissioning and Contracts service sits within the Health and Wellbeing Directorate and encompasses Adult Social Care, Children’s Social Care and Public Health. Our teams have a strong desire and commitment to continually improve services and positively impact on the lives and wellbeing of our residents. We have an ambitious work program that is key to the transformation and modernisation of our services.  West Cheshire has a strong commitment to achieve co-production and embed a strengths and assets based approach to how we develop our strategies, commissioning intentions and in our engagement with residents, partners and service providers.

As a Council we have a strong stable corporate leadership team and this is replicated in our Children Services Senior and Operational Management Teams, we have a positive and productive relationship with Education, Adults’, and Public Health services colleagues. Our Childrens social care teams are collocated with the multi professional Early Help teams to ensure we have a culture of prevention at every level.

As an organisation we are committed to helping staff members to achieve their goals and we value the contribution of every member of the workforce. We are keen to recruit a Head of service who will nurture and develop our future leaders. People who will listen and advocate for our children, young people and their families. Individuals who will engage, collaborate and innovate with our partners and stakeholders to ensure that children in our borough get the best start in live and thrive.

Helen Brackenbury
Director of Children and Families  
Charlotte Walton
Director of Adult Social Care and Health



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