Brighter Futures for Children – Managing Director & Finance and Commercial Director

Brighter Futures for Children is a brand new company that is being established by Reading Borough Council to deliver high-quality children’s services. We are aiming high and we want to be the best in delivering something special to the children and young people of Reading – they deserve the chance to shine, do well in life and make all of us proud.

Location(s): South East
Job Type: Permanent
Closing date: August 29 2018
Salary: Competitive

About the role

As a new board we have set out our mission and are acutely aware that the resources required to deliver our vision need a strong Executive Team. We are aiming to be the best and not afraid to use more innovative techniques to achieve our objectives.

As the Managing Director who will lead the newly created company and provide strong strategic oversight. You will have operational accountability of the organisation and work closely with the Director of Children’s Services to ensure the delivery of high-quality provision of children’s services. Significant and demonstrable experience of working at a senior level within a large and complex organisation is essential. Your professional experience could be drawn from any relevant field or sector, but you will be a strong leader who is passionate about transformation, partnership-building and will ultimately contribute to creating long-term sustainability and growth. This role will be challenging yet rewarding.

As Finance and Commercial Director, you will offer skills much more than just overseeing the finances. This role will be responsible for ensuring the directorate is integrated and effectively delivers value for money and efficient services. You will be a qualified accountant who has the ability to lead on a significant corporate change programme, embrace innovation to ensure the long-term stability for the organisation and offer strong partnership skills to enable you to work closely with the Council.

Both roles will play a part of not just helping many children and young people achieve their potential, but we will also help you achieve yours. The support, training, motivation and space to innovate and do things differently will be what Brighter Futures for Children will offer you.

Key contact

We need talent, experience and energy together with resilience so if you would like to find out more then please contact our retained consultant Kelly Shaw at Campbell Tickell on 07900 363803 or 0203 434 0990.

Information packs are available to download at

Key dates

Closing date Stage 1 interviews Stage 2 interviews
29 Aug 2018 at 12 noon  10 Sep or 11 Sep 2018 18, 19 and/or 20 Sep 2018

How to apply

Please download and review the recruitment pack and associated documents below:

Send an up to date CV and supporting statement, detailing how you meet the criteria for this role using the person specification, along with your completed declaration form. We advise that your supporting statement is no longer than 3 pages and your CV no more than 3 pages. Your CV must contain dates worked and a brief description of your key responsibilities for each role including consultancy/project work.

Once complete, please send your application in MS Word format by email 


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Our Team

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