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Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in the role of Assistant Director for Education and Early Help for Leicestershire Children and Family Services.

As the new Director I am seeking to appoint a strong, innovative and inspirational leader who is passionate about achieving the best outcomes for children in Leicestershire.

The role combines four components of the department's work: education, special education needs and disabilities, early help, and safer communities. This is a crucial leadership role, which, alongside the Assistant Director for Children’s Social Care will drive the department’s services forward.

The role is responsible for a budget of around £80m and total staff of 600 through the management of four Heads of Service.

You’ll bring a deep understanding of children’s services, in particular education, special educational needs and early help. You will have a passion for inclusion, high quality education and prevention, as well as rigorous clarity and a focus on performance and best outcomes.  You will also have the ability to drive change and build momentum around a compelling vision for education and early help services.

A crucial part of the role is work with our partners, including Leicestershire’s schools with whom you’ll generate and maintain positive, collaborative relationships that build confidence in our collective services for children.

I look forward to receiving your application.

Jane Moore
Director of Children and Family Services

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