Executive Recruitment

About Solihull

Solihull is a place of contrasts. It is repeatedly rated as one of the best places to live in the UK...

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Welcome from Nick Page, Chief Executive

Solihull Council’s reputation extends beyond its borough boundary with high performing corporate and political leadership, regularly being a place to test and develop emerging national policy. Our leadership team not only deliver great outcomes for our residents, but also play key regional and national roles. In children’s services, we are committed to ensuring our children and young people are safe and have the greatest opportunity to thrive, and we are looking for a new Director who has the determination to improve outcomes and continue on our pathway of improvement.

Our new Director of Children’s Services will build on strong existing relationships with schools in the borough and solid SEND services, whilst driving further improvement and operational resilience to ensure that we achieve ‘good’ children’s services across the board. We will expect the postholder to be a systems leader who will work proactively with partners across the region as well as with our workforce, Members and young people.

We are seeking someone who does not view children’s services in isolation, but who can make connections across the authority and support us in delivering our wider corporate ambitions.

We are home to many top international brands, Birmingham International airport and the NEC, and are the first stop outside of London for HS2. We are the beating heart of our region and have built strong relationships with our local, regional and national partners which have flourished over the last few years. You really can make your career here.

We hope that you enjoy exploring this recruitment website and finding out more about how we are making Solihull one of the best destinations for business, leisure and living, and most importantly why one of the best places for children and young people to grow and flourish.

We look forward to meeting you during the process.

Nick Page, Chief Executive, Solihull Council

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