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Hello, I’m Michael Rosen, and became Executive Director of Children’s Services at Norfolk County Council in October 2015.
I’ve witnessed considerable improvements in Children’s Services in Norfolk since I joined the authority in late 2013 - which is why I applied for the job when the Interim Director, Sheila Lock, moved on. I’ve been living in the county during the week and my family are keen to make the permanent move with me; there is so much in Norfolk for us, great professional opportunities and challenges across all sectors and a fantastic place to live!
I never fail to be impressed by the hard work and dedication of the staff in Children’s Services and that of all of our partners. The support and resources that I and my staff have received has been so welcome and crucial to our improvement journey to make things better for children and young people.
In our re inspection in July 2015 because of the limiting judgement approach adopted by Ofsted we were judged to be inadequate, however they did recognise the enormous amount of improvement that they had witnessed. Naturally we were all disappointed but we know ourselves well and accept that we still have a way to go. Of those things that were found wanting we have either already moved a long way on them or have plans to do so.
Norfolk County Council is determined to keep moving forward, at pace, with improvement and to back this up additional investment has been made to create new Early Help Service and an expanded, unified Social Work Service. Our new structure has been in place for 4 months and we are all starting to see and feel the benefits of working in a different way and embedding Signs of Safety into everything we do.
On the following pages you can find out more about us and Norfolk and if you like what you see and are up for a change both professionally and personally then why not think about joining us? We have some great opportunities in our new structure for you, at the moment we are recruiting to a variety of management and Social Work posts across all 6 of our localities based in:
To upload your CV and apply now please click on the “View Current Vacancies” button below.
Executive Director of Children’s Services
"We have some exciting opportunities across all parts of the service."