Aspirant Directors of Children’s Services Programme

Application process – Stage 1

Please note that it is not possible to save draft or incomplete responses to the on-line form prior to submission. We recommend, therefore, that you work from a word document and copy and paste your final draft in to the fields when you are ready to submit.

Aspirant Directors of Children's Services Applicant Form

  • Your details

  • Your sponsor's details

  • Programme duration is 6 months and participants are expected to attend each of the face to face elements in order to successfully complete the programme. This requires a minimum commitment of 6 days.
  • Please tick the box to agree your commitment to complete the full programme and attend all compulsory programme events
  • Programme participants will be required to commit the time to take part in a 360⁰ survey in advance of the first Residential element of the programme in April 2018.
    Please tick the box to agree your commitment to complete the 360 survey.
  • Applicant questions

  • Question 1

    Up to and including your current position, please give a clear description of the management and leadership roles that you have held within children's services. Your account should include:
    • dates, duration, job titles, employers, and the job title of the person to whom you were accountable
    • areas of responsibility
    • the level of responsibility of these roles, e.g.:
      • number of staff for whom you were responsible (direct and indirect)
      • budget /resource accountability geographical area, etc.
  • Question 2

    Please describe the skills, knowledge and capabilities you believe a Director of Children's Services needs in order to be successful.
  • Max word limit 2000
  • Question 3

    Please describe examples of where you have needed to lead in securing improvement or change - explain the situation, what you did and what you learned as a result.
  • Max word limit 2000
  • Question 4

    Please describe your motivation for applying for this programme and how you hope it will be helpful in securing a director-level role in the next 18 months?
  • Max word limit 1000
  • Following your submission, we will invite your sponsor to complete an online form in support of your application to the programme. The sponsor submission must be completed by the deadline at noon on 24th January 2018 and we will notify you of the outcome of your application week commencing 29th January. Please note that once you have clicked submit below, you cannot return to this page to make any further changes. If you are happy to submit your answers, please proceed by clicking below: