Thank you for your interest in joining us at Trafford Borough Council.
We are a vibrant, forward-thinking council at the heart of Greater Manchester that puts ‘People and Place’ at the centre of everything we do. We are proud of our people and communities and we are absolutely committed to ensuring that every child and young person has the best possible start in life. We want all our children to be supported to achieve their potential and achieve their own ambitions and shape our future.
This means being ambitious for all our children and families especially the most vulnerable.
Now more than ever it is important to use our creativity to put our children and young people at the heart of all we do. We know that the world is very much a changed place for our children and we need our services to be creative, innovative and in touch with what life is like for our children. That means we need our services to be of the highest quality.
Our Children’s Services have strong partnerships and work collaboratively with our outstanding schools. Together we are committed to being an inclusive Borough that helps all, by making sure children and families get the right help at the right time. We believe in this way we will help our children and achieve their own ambitions and aspirations – we are truly investors in people.
It is our staff front line staff managers and leaders at every level that make the difference, and we know that having the right support and creating the conditions for best practice to flourish is part of our promise to our people.
Now, following the retirement of our Director of Children's Social Care and Early Help we are seeking an inspirational and innovative leader to help us achieve our ambition of having services that will make a real difference to all our children and families. We are also recruiting to an exciting new post which will report directly to me and focus on quality and practice improvement.
We have made great progress on our improvement journey and we are proud of our terrific staff - but we know we have more to do. Moving forward, we need to ensure that everything we do is consistently of the very highest quality. We are embedding our restorative, relational based ways of working each and this means every day being innovative, creative and supporting each other to think differently and deliver our services differently.
It is a great time to join Trafford as you will genuinely have the opportunity to shape the service, shape the place and make a difference to our children and families and our staff. Our values here in Trafford are EPIC - which means being Empowering, People centred, Inclusive and Collaborative.
I personally feel very privileged and humbled to have the chance to help shape our children’s futures, and if you join us here in Trafford you will have the support and commitment from all our leaders. We are incredibly proud and passionate about what we do, and I hope this gives you a flavour of what matters to us here in Trafford, and that you will be enthused and take the opportunity to join us on the next stage of our journey.
Thank you for your interest. I look forward to meeting you in the very near future
Jill McGregor Corporate Director of Children’s Services