Executive Recruitment
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Welcome from our Chief Executive

Dear Candidate

Thank you for your interest in becoming our next Director, Supporting Families.

Tower Hamlets is at an exciting juncture and you will be joining a Council that is at the heart of one of the best places in London to live, work and visit.

My involvement in the Borough has now spanned well over thirty years. I first worked in Tower Hamlets in the early 1980s, doing academic study on the redevelopment of London Docklands, part of the renaissance that has seen world class developments spring up in the borough.

What enticed me then, still excites me today. A place of rapid change, vibrant people, often with few material resources but high aspirations and passionate about their family and community. It is a place where diversity is celebrated, and people make things happen and progress. The same is true of the Council.

Tower Hamlets has some incredible assets and world class destinations, but the council has also faced well documented challenges in the past. They have provided us with an opportunity to examine and recast our ways of working, structures, and services. A Corporate Peer Review in 2018 confirmed both our progress and our potential. Since then, with clear political direction from the Mayor and councillors and strong managerial leadership we have been working to become one of the best local authorities in the country and picking up many awards on the way.

We have created a new corporate structure designed to better enable us to deliver the council's priorities, encourage cross council working, transform our services and be more efficient. You can find more details of the new approach on this site.

We continue our journey of continual improvement for Children’s Social Care, building upon the strengths recognised by Ofsted in 2019, and maintaining a relentless focus upon improving outcomes and the quality of life for children, young people and families in Tower Hamlets. This is a fantastic opportunity for the new permanent leader to take us forwards within the Children and Culture directorate.

We are looking for talented senior managers who share our vision and have the passion and ability to make it happen. It is complex, busy, dynamic and above all an exciting place where you can make a lasting difference. I’d like to invite you to pursue your interest and look forward to meeting you.

Best wishes

Will Tuckley
Chief Executive

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