Introduction from Graham Farrant – Chief Executive
Thank you for applying for the Corporate Director of Children’s Services role.
Welcome to BCP Council., one of the UK’s newest and largest unitary authorities serving its most dynamic city-region.
As a council, we are committed to creating vibrant communities, with outstanding quality of life where everyone plays an active role. Through our corporate strategy, we have set out to achieve brighter futures for all our children and young people and have clear plans to make sure we deliver on that promise.
We are seeking an energetic Corporate Director of Children’s Services to join our corporate leadership team. We won’t settle for anything less than a visionary leader with a track record of transforming the provision of services for children and young people; someone with brilliant system leadership and relationship management skills; but most importantly, someone who put the voice of the child at the very heart of our culture, service design and provision.
We have the will and the commitment to address the challenges presented in a recent Ofsted SEND inspection and our own appreciative inquiry into inclusion and are already working with a Department of Education Advisor on making the improvements we know we must make if we are to create the opportunities that we want for our young people.
If you would like to consider being part of this dynamic authority and have the passion and energy to help drive forward the changes we are making, we would welcome your application and confidential discussion with our search partners Hampton’s Resourcing
Our vision for the future
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is the UK’s newest city region and it’s brimming with prospects, positivity and pride.
It’s a place where culture and heritage meet innovation and modernity, village meets town, country meets coast, creativity meets digital, businesses flourish and people thrive.
BCP Council is the tenth-largest urban local authority in England and our communities are vibrant and diverse, with an outstanding quality of life, where everyone plays an active role – a globally-recognised coastline of opportunity, where people love to live, learn, work, explore, invent, relax and play.
We want the BCP city region to be world class – one of the best coastal places in the world in which to live, work, invest and play.
We want to harness the potential of our coastline of opportunity and make BCP a place where people and businesses want to be – because:
- of the vibrancy of our communities
- the strength of our economy
- the skills of our people
- the wealth of our culture and the quality of our infrastructure
- our environment and quality of life.
We know that to achieve our vision, we need a Big Plan that reflects the scale of our ambition.
Our Big Plan involves five big projects that will deliver big changes across our whole area and support the creation of 13,000 jobs across all sectors of our economy – good jobs for local people – creating wealth for our businesses and livelihoods for our families.