Nov 162019

Chair - Children First Northamptonshire

Recruiter: Children First Northamptonshire
Location: Northamptonshire
Salary: Up to £800 per day/6 days per month
Posted: 15 Nov 2019
Closes: 02 Dec 2019
Job Function: Chair
Industry: Public

Serving Our Children and Young People across two new unitary councils


Up to £800 per day/6 days per month

In May 2019 the Secretary of State announced the creation of two new unitary authorities in Northamptonshire and the establishment of a standalone trust, which will deliver children’s services on behalf of the new unitary authorities in the North and West of Northamptonshire.

The trust will be wholly owned by the councils who will have representation on its board. The intention is to launch the trust in July 2020 with a remit to deliver all children’s social care, targeted early help and youth offending services.

Supported by the DfE Commissioners, Andrew Christie and Claire Chamberlain, the Chair will be key to the establishment of the trust, its board and executive team, working with a number of key partners including Northamptonshire County Council’s Chief Executive, district councils and in due course the new unitaries.

We are open as to your background, but your understanding of the services to be delivered, the context and complexity in which the trust will operate, and your strong leadership credentials, will be key.

These have been challenging times for Northamptonshire. Expectations are high and there is much to be done - but with the commitment of all parties the potential is huge and the reward great – not least for the children and young people of the county.

To apply, please visit: or call our advising consultants at Penna Maggie Hennessy 07877 004648 or Julie Towers 07764 79173.

Closing date: Monday 2nd December 2019

Informal interviews with Commissioner: w/c 9th December 2019

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