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Director of Care Services

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to play the key role in leading the care division of a forward thinking, successful charitable organisation on the frontline of systemic change in children’s social care. As part of the executive team, you will influence the direction of the charity, driving the improvement and expansion of our services through inspirational strategic vision and leadership.

Salary - £60,762 - £69,051 per annum (including performance related pay)

Location – Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire

Changing young lives

About Break

Break is a forward-thinking non-profit organisation that’s delivered unique support for young people across East Anglia for over fifty years. Co-production with staff, young people and families is at the very heart of everything they do.

They have a range of residential services, a fostering agency, leaving care service - Staying Close Staying Connected and services for disabled children and their families.

As a trauma-informed organisation, all their young people and employees are supported by a highly skilled therapeutic team - and their unique lifelong offer means that even when young people leave our care, we will always be there for them.

At Break, they believe that if it is not good enough for their own children – it is not good enough for anyone in the Break family – and they strive to ensure they get the best.

About the Role

This is an exciting and rare opportunity to play the key role in leading the care division of a forward thinking, successful charitable organisation on the frontline of systemic change in children’s social care. As part of the executive team, you will influence the direction of the charity, driving the improvement and expansion of our services through inspirational strategic vision and leadership.

To succeed in this leadership role, you must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience at a senior management level in a care services environment, experience of managing managers and/or portfolio of work functions and have experience of working with children, young people and families. You must have an excellent knowledge of the child care services sector, the voluntary sector on top of care standards and Ofsted processes. You will also hold a professional qualification at degree level.

This is a great time to join the Break team as

  • 100% of our services are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted

  • Our staff turnover is low

  • We have excellent outcomes for the young people

  • We have a high performing care leadership team

  • We have plans to grow

  • We are influencing policy and decision makers

Benefits

As a not-for-profit, we are committed to investing in our employees and ensure there is support to enable a healthy work/life balance, including -

  • An excellent relocation package

  • Excellent annual leave package, including additional service-related holiday from 2 years

  • Company funded medical cash plan

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Access to a wealth of training and learning opportunities including the opportunity to enhance your professional development through funded level 7 courses.

  • Access to the Blue Light benefits platform enabling you to access discounts across a range of shops, venues and services (your membership fee will be reimbursed)

  • Access to multiple wellbeing initiatives

  • Pension salary sacrifice

  • The opportunity to influence Break’s strategy and direction as a member of the Executive and Leadership Teams.

  • Life assurance to the value of 3x your annual salary.

  • And so much more

If you would like to develop your career and make a real difference in a child or young person’s life, please apply. This position will close to applications on the 23rd June 2024.

Additional Information

People are our biggest asset in our organisation. We recognise that the key to providing the highest quality of care is to ensure we have a diverse workforce using their life experiences to give the children and young people a well-rounded right start in life. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.

The first interview will be a Safe Care/ Warner style interview. If successful after the first interview, candidates will then be expected to attend a formal interview.

An enhanced DBS check is required for the role. This will be paid for by Break.

To comply with OFSTED requirements, you will be asked to provide details of your full employment history.

We are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that candidates may need during the application or recruitment process. If there are additional options you would like to request, please discuss with Laurence or Owen. We offer reasonable adjustments in the workplace.

To comply with the Immigration Asylum & Nationality Act 2006 and additional amendments, and UKVI requirements, all prospective employees will be asked to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK. We will ask to see and take a copy of an appropriate official document as set out in the UKVI guidelines. Do not send anything now, further information will be sent to you should you be invited to interview.

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