Executive Recruitment

About the Council

The Corporate Plan 2016-19 agreed by elected members in December 2015...

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About the Area

Located in the east of Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen is a semi – rural unitary borough...

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The Role

Take a look at the current role that Blackburn and Darwen has to offer...

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Welcome from Harry Catherall

Dear applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the role of Director of Children’s Services and Education at Blackburn with Darwen Council.

Our high performing unitary authority is 20 years old and we are coming of age in an outstanding year across the Council. We have just been named finalists in the 2018 Municipal Journal (MJ) Achievement Awards Local Authority of the Year. We were delighted to achieve a Good Ofsted and feel this is an opportunity to begin our journey with a new DCS that will bring different experiences and reflect our ambition to drive forward positive change.

This role reports direct to me and I can guarantee my full-hearted support.  We continue to push ahead with the challenges that remain for the young people and children we serve, and this role provides the opportunity to directly and significantly change lives for the better.

As you will see from this short introduction, we are looking for someone who can inspire and provide strong leadership in a political environment. With a good understanding of safeguarding issues you will promote and lead the development of strong partnerships internally and externally to deliver effective services for children, young people and their families.

I look forward to receiving your application. I am available to speak to you direct about this role.

Harry Catherall

Chief Executive