• Location: Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3HB
  • Subject: Head of Service
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Salary Type: Annually
  • Salary: £92,275 - £98,423
  • Language: Bilingual
  • Closing Date: 01 June, 2022 12:00 PM
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Head of Service: Children and Families

Head of Service: Children and Families

Carmarthenshire County Council

Giving our children and young people the very best start is the cornerstone that our vision for Carmarthenshire is built on. We know that this is the first crucial step in reducing inequalities through the rest of people’s lives. That’s why this is such an important role in our organisation. You’ll lead the services that support our most vulnerable children and young people, ensuring that high-quality provision promotes their safety and wellbeing throughout our communities. You’ll work closely with our Head of Education and Inclusion to bring about a structured, cohesive approach, with early intervention strategies at the centre of how we work.

We’re looking for an accomplished Children’s Services leader (and qualified social worker), who can draw the best from others and ensure that effective succession planning underpins a stable and future focused service. You will be committed to innovative social work practice and effective risk management to keep families together ensuring looked after children numbers remain low. It’s a role that offers autonomy and real scope to prove what you can do – in a County that offers fantastic quality of life and a strong sense of identity and local pride.

Visit to find out more or contact Steve Guest at Solace in Business for a confidential discussion on 020 7976 3311.

Closing date: Midday on Wednesday, 1st June 2022

We are committed to promoting equality and value diversity.

You will need a good level of conversational Welsh. Support can be provided on appointment to reach this level.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be requested for this post.