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Head of Service – Children’s Services

Mackenzie Stuart is working with a leading provider of fostering services across the UK. They are actively looking for a Head of Services to come on board and take lead of their operational development and growth of the organisation.


Our client is one of the leading providers in the health and social care industry, with services spanning across central UK they have in recent years experienced significant growth and development, taking on a number of new services and contracts nationally. Our client is an employee centred organisation, recognising that employees are the key to their success, offering extensive training and opportunities to all employees.
The organisation focuses on working closely as a transparent team, ensuring all employees have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Our client is now looking to continue their success within the healthcare market through taking on ambitious and driven individuals with the future plan to continue their growth and success.


The successful candidate will be responsible for working with partners to deliver efficient outcomes and review the children’s term plan accordingly to ensure that key priorities of the organisation such as child safety are being delivered. The role will also involve ensuring the effectiveness of local partnerships arrangements and be targeted in increasing these over the fiscal year. This role will have 5 direct reports of assistant directors and will be responsible for organising regular meetings and training sessions to ensure that KPI’s are being met and regulatory guidelines are being followed. This role allows the successful candidate to work remote and requires some travel as the position Is UK wide.


The successful candidate must have proven experience in a management role in children’s services and be educated to degree level in a field related subject, preferably a level 3 in Health and Social Care. The candidate must have a full UK drivers licence and have a proven track record of improving operational efficiency in a previous role. Knowledge of OFSTED regulations is essential and the candidate will be expected to have up to date information about the children’s space and any updates/changes in regulations.

If you feel you are suitable for this role please apply below.


Mackenzie Stuart is a leading executive search and selection business. From our offices in Leeds, London & Toronto we provide retained and contingency recruitment solutions across industry and have specialist recruitment consultants that work within the Oil & Gas, Mining, Infrastructure & Built Environment, Medical & Scientific, Healthcare, Education, Finance & Accountancy, Insurance, Water, Chemicals, Ingredients & Flavours, Automation, FMCG and Logistics sectors.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants. If you have not been notified of the outcome of your application within one week of the closing date, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Job Reference: MW;HOS

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Salary Range

£50,000 - 60,000