The Role

Lambeth is a dynamic, diverse and constantly changing inner London borough with its own unique personality and culture. It can be challenging and complex, but it's never dull, and you can make a real and substantial impact.

Our determination to drive improvement and work in partnership has yielded significant benefits for children, young people and families. We want to make sure that everyone benefits from Lambeth's growth and success.

Our new Strategic Director Children's Services will play a key role in making this happen. We want Lambeth to be one of the best places in which to grow up. We want to make sure that children, families and communities have the skills, resources and relationships to thrive, achieve their best and be safe and happy.

To achieve this, we are together harnessing the capacity within our diverse communities, excellent schools and health services and the talents of our workforce.

Keeping children and young people safe is a top priority for the council, its partners and communities, with a strong commitment to reducing youth violence, improving educational outcomes and providing quality skills and employment opportunities.

You will find supportive political and officer leadership and work in a purposeful council committed to getting things done. Our children's social care and youth offending services have successfully come through challenging periods of improvement. But there is a great deal more to be done to achieve our ambitions.

This is the time and the place for a successful leader who shares our ambition and will drive progress and innovation for children, young people and families in Lambeth.