Chief Executive Officer – Social Work England

Civil Service
Sheffield and London
up to £142,50
06 Dec 2017
06 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

High quality social work can transform lives. Social workers play an absolutely critical role in society, delivering a range of vital services to vulnerable children, families and adults. Social Work England will be a new specialist regulator for social workers that has an absolute focus on protecting the health and wellbeing of those individuals who need social work support. The credibility of the regulator will depend on its ability to deliver its core regulatory functions effectively and efficiently, supporting and protecting the public from the outset.

The development of this unique and bespoke regulator brings with it an exciting opportunity to lead the design and shape of this new organisation. The Department for Education and the Department of Health are seeking to appoint an ambitious Chief Executive with the ability, vision and drive to shape, develop and implement a dynamic, responsive, efficient and outcomes focused social work regulator.

Working with Social Work England’s new Chair, the Chief Executive will be the driving force in the development of this new organisation, bringing leadership and direction to the social work and regulatory workforce. They will require substantial experience of senior leadership within a complex organisation, leading and managing corporate change alongside building credibility with a diverse range of stakeholders at all levels, including service users. They will have regulatory experience. Forging an effective working relationship with the Chair will be key. 

This will be a challenging and demanding, yet exceptionally rewarding, role. It will offer the successful candidate a unique and exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of the creation of a bespoke and specialist regulator. The Chief Executive’s input will make a real and tangible contribution to raising standards in social work, to protecting the public and in turn enhance the status and standing of the social work profession and improve social mobility. 

A Chair for Social Work England is also being sought.

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