Executive Director, Children and Young People

Executive Director Children and Young People

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London Borough of Lewisham
Circa £150,000
Closing date:
10th January
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Recruitment timetable

Closing Date
10th January 2020
Long List
w/c 13th January 2020
Preliminary Interview
w/c 20th January 2020
Short Listing
30/31st January 2020
Stakeholder meetings
w/c 3rd February 2020
Final Panel
w/c 10th February 2020


Lewisham is an exciting, diverse Borough, the second fastest growing in London, and home to over 300,000 residents. We have a new Corporate Strategy, a new and ambitious elected Mayor and a newly appointed Chief Executive.

Together, we are determined to ensure that every child and young person in our borough has the opportunity to live their best life. We want to ensure that every child has access to an outstanding and inspiring education and is given the support they need to keep them safe, well and able to fulfil their full potential.

To ensure services are delivered that we can be proud of, we are looking for an Executive Director who is as excited about changing the lives of our children and young people as we are. Someone who is committed and capable of delivering against our priorities to secure the best possible outcomes and who can inspire and influence our committed partners and staff. We are looking for a team player whose natural style is to listen, involve and collaborate with others to achieve exceptional results.

For a confidential discussion please call our adviser at GatenbySanderson, Jo Boardman on 07834 030501 

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