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Careers in social care with

London Borough of Waltham Forest

WELCOME TO A CAREER WITH WALTHAM FOREST FAMILIES DIRECTORATE

Dear Applicant

Thank you for your interest in a career with Waltham Forest. In September 2012 we created our Families Directorate, and we are making great progress towards our goal of being independently rated as Excellent. We see the Families model as adding value to the good work of existing services rather than replacing core agendas and are successfully making the connections with the Environment and Regeneration Directorate to support the regeneration of the Borough and improve the quality of life for residents.

Waltham Forest is a place where you can come and make a difference. The multi-cultural makeup of the Borough and the complex and ever changing nature of deprivation in our communities are big challenges for us, but they bring difference and variety and professional satisfaction to our work. At the same time, Member commitment to the Families Directorate, allied with the knock on benefits of regeneration and the Olympics mean we have the confidence that we can deliver excellent outcomes for the Borough’s Families.

Of course to meet our goals we need great people. We are lucky to have many committed and highly skilled team members. They have been working hard to take us to our current position. We have recently recruited to three key leadership roles, Divisional Director, Children & Families, Head of Quality Assurance and Head of Children and Care. To complete the jigsaw we now need your vision, leadership, passion and innovation to help us continually raise the bar as we strive for excellence for the Borough and its residents.

Our environment is one where staff are valued and encouraged to achieve their personal and professional goals. We have a strong team ethic, morale is high and relationships with Members are first class. This is a great career opportunity for committed and high calibre managers to make their mark in fast improving services within a new and ambitious Families Directorate. We can do something very special at Waltham Forest. If you would like to be part of this, we would be delighted to receive an application from you.