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Assistant Director of Quality Assurance

London Borough of Newham
Closing date
13 Dec 2021

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Assistant Director - Quality Assurance (Children and Young People)

£67,938 - £86,682 pa

Our vision for our children and young people

Our ambition is for Newham to be a place where every child and young person enjoys the best possible opportunities in life - through outstanding education; first-rate youth services; exceptional family support, and social care services that ensure no child is left behind.

Newham is a unique place. The youngest and most diverse borough in London - with almost a quarter of residents aged under-18 and more than 100 languages spoken - it is an exciting and challenging place to work with children. Despite its extraordinary potential, this is a borough that experiences huge socio-economic challenges, deprivation and unemployment; with more than half of children living in poverty. To work to improve outcomes for children and young people in Newham is to be an agent of change.

This is key leadership role reporting to the Director of Children's Services with strategic responsibility to lead and implement the Councils Quality Assurance Framework within Children's Services, improving outcomes for children and families, whilst also ensuring there is critical challenge to standards and practice in line with national and local performance indicators.

We are looking for a talented individual with the energy and enthusiasm to join our leadership team that together will deliver innovative services, places and improve the lives of the residents and people that make up the vibrant communities of Newham.

The successful person will need to work collaboratively and empathetically with the community, across all directorates and with all stakeholders. This position is looking for someone who isn't afraid to challenge how services are delivered, bringing new ideas and a new approach. This is an exciting time to be joining Newham, and we are looking for people who can embrace this and help us move towards a great future for everyone.

For an informal discussion please contact Tim Aldridge, 07720529016 or via email

Recruitment timeline
  • Closing date 10th December 2021
  • Shortlisting: 16th December 2021
  • Young People's Panel 11th January 2022
  • Technical Assessment 11th January 2022
  • Interviews: Wednesday 12th January 2022- Onsite

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Additional Information

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

The London Borough of Newham is located only 5 miles east of London. It is well positioned with access to all major networks in London and the south east. It is well connected by public transport with, bus, tube and DLR. When the Crossrail service opens it will call at Custom House close to our council offices and also Stratford station and from there to central London. The London City Airport which serves major European cities is located at Royal Albert Dock. Newham has the youngest overall population in the country. It was one of the six host boroughs for the 2012 Summer Olympics and contains most of the Olympic Park including the London Stadium. It has a thriving arts quarter with the both the Theatre Royal Stratford East and Stratford Circus Arts Centre offering excellent entertainment for all the family. There is the University of East London which has two campuses in Newham, one in Stratford and another next to the regenerated Royal Albert Dock. It also has a large Westfield shopping Centre in Stratford which has all the major retailers there.

Newham has a large housing regeneration programme that will build over 1,000 new council homes by 2022.
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