National Programme for Aspirant Directors of Children's Services cohort 3 application form

  • **please note that you will be unable to save the application and come back to it. We advise that you save your answers into a word document and copy all answers into the online application when you are ready to submit**
  • Your details

  • Your sponsor's details

  • Programme duration is 6 months. Participants are expected to attend all core elements of the programme workshop, in order to successfully complete the programme. This requires a commitment of 9 days off site attendance and a reasonable time commitment to undertake a leadership challenge designed to contextualise the learning.
  • Please tick the box to agree your commitment to complete the full programme and engage 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 March 2020.
    Please tick the box to agree your commitment to complete the 360 survey in advance of March 2020.
  • 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 a relevant area of children's services, includes education, social care, health outcomes, youth justice: 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.
  • Max word limit 2000
  • Question 2

    Please describe the skills, knowledge, attributes 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 service improvement or transformative change - explain the situation, what you did, what you learned as a result and how that changed you.
  • Max word limit 2000
  • Question 4

    Please describe your motivation for applying for this programme and how you anticipate it will be a) helpful in securing a director-level role in the next three years b) help your organisation.
  • Max word limit 1000
  • Question 5

    Please explain how you expect your sponsor to support you throughout the programme.
  • Max word limit 500
  • Following your submission, we will invite your sponsor to submit their supporting statement. we will contact you once this submission has been received, which must be by the deadline on Monday 9th December 2019. Once all completed applications have been assessed we will contact you to notify you of the outcome during the week commencing 16th December 2019. 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: