Director of Children's Services

Director of Children's Services

I am delighted that you are considering joining our team here at Wokingham Borough Council.

The position of Director of Children’s Services is an exciting opportunity, and a pivotal role that will support our passion to ensure Wokingham Borough is a fantastic place for children and young people to grow up. In the role you would lead the service into providing the best support, opportunities, and outcomes for those who need it most.

Wokingham is a fantastic borough comprising of a vibrant and historical market town, attractive villages, beautiful countryside, and an incredible community. We’re set in the heart of Berkshire, with excellent rail and road links to neighbouring towns, as well as central London, the midlands, and the south coast. We’re also home to a range of high performing schools and international businesses, providing a strong local economy with accelerated growth, and offering an exceptional quality of life.

As a council our ambitions are high and we are fully committed to our aspiration that the borough is a great place to live, learn, work and grow and a great place to do business, and we set out to achieve this through our core values.

We have set a strong focus on financial performance for the Council, whilst ensuring we fulfil our statutory services e.g. across children’s services and adult social care and we are also doing everything we can to fulfil key priorities, such as our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and achieve net carbon zero by 2030. 

Our diverse and highly talented workforce is the drive behind our achievements and recognising our employees as our most valued asset, ensures we’re committed to the development, wellbeing, and progression of everyone across the organisation. We take a ‘one team’ approach to the way we deliver our services, seeking to ensure our residents, partners and customers receive the best service and outcomes possible.

We have a number of challenges to achieving all of our goals, but ensuring we have a planned approach, strong partnership working, a deep understanding of our current and future needs, will ensure Wokingham Borough is an even better place to live.

If you would like to be part of our vision and join a successful and high performing local authority, apply today.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Susan Parsonage 
Chief Executive

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