Assistant Director of Children and Family Services | Specialist Services | Charity


Compass Executives have been mandated by Norwood, a leading not for profit social care organisation to source an exceptional Assistant Director of  Children and Family Services.

The Assistant Director of Children and Family services will lead a team that supports the children and families affected by abuse, disability, mental health problems or who need support during times of crisis, through direct specialist work, support groups and play sessions.  The charity also provides specialist educational support, including educational psychology, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, and specialist teaching to help children overcome barriers to learning.

We are looking for an individual who has  demonstrated experience in children’s services in a senior leadership role with responsibility for strategic planning, people and financial management. Experience in leading a children’s disability service is highly desirable but not essential.

Key requirements for the role are:

  • Committed to delivering high quality, outcomes based on meeting the needs of the community
  • Good understanding of the regulatory environment. Experience and passion in the general safeguarding and mental health offer.
  • Adept at handling financial information and able to read and interpret financial reports
  • Strong overall general manager and business operator, with a calm and pragmatic approach in normal times as well as crisis.

Please submit your CV to Senior Associate | Not For Profit Sector Practice Abigail Hobden-Bada via 

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Abigail Hobden-Bada, LLB (Hons)

Abigail is a Senior Associate within the Not For Profit Practice at Compass Executives. Partnering with our key sector verticals of health, social care and social impact, Abigail advises and builds leadership teams for a diverse portfolio of clients across the charity space (CEO, Trustee and broader C-suite assignments).

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