Thank you for your interest in applying for the Head of Service - Front Door/Targeted Early Help role with Barnsley Children’s Services.

We're incredibly proud of the work our social workers do, and are committed to offering you the support and development you need to succeed in your role and your career.

Our leaders and managers are focussed on ensuring our operating environment is one of collective learning and high support. We strive to deliver 'even better' services and outcomes for children and families in the borough.

It’s an exciting time to join us in Barnsley. You can find out why by listening to the BBC podcast about why Barnsley town centre is booming

We hope you'll progress your interest to join our amazing team!

Carly Speechley

Carly Speechley

Executive Director - Children’s Services

About Barnsley Council

Creativity, ambition and a focus on people. That’s what matters at Barnsley Council. Our award-winning council is on an exciting journey of change. It’s all about putting local people at the heart of everything, listening to and doing good for our communities. We’re now more innovative, more efficient and provide better value for money. The changes are clear to see - from new businesses and jobs, to improving school results and to museums being recognised for their community engagement.

How do we sum up Barnsley Council? Well, we’re a double award-winning, high-performing council with a growing economy, a thriving town centre and some truly impressive outcomes in our communities. This is why we’ve been awarded Council of the Year for 2023 by the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) and The Municipal Journal (MJ).

Our excellent Children's Services has been a key part of our win; we’re so proud of what we’ve achieved not just for the council but for our partners and Barnsley.

We’re impressed. Are you? It’s the perfect time to join our excellent team.

Council of the year - LGC Award winner 2023 and MJ Acheivement awards 2023

About the role

An opportunity has arisen to join our Children and Family Social Care service.

We're seeking a highly ambitious leader who'll work collaboratively and strategically to deliver outstanding services to children, young people and their families.

More about the Head of Service - Front Door/Targeted Early Help role.