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I'm delighted that you are interested in joining our corporate management team as Corporate Director of Children and Young People’s Services.  Durham is a really exciting place and as a council, we are passionate about doing our best for the county and local people.

Like all large public organisations, we face many challenges and the role you are interested in will be central to helping us to continue to be an efficient and effective organisation, capable of realising our ambitions for the county and improving the lives of our children and young people.

You will be a key member of our team, helping to improve the quality of life and prospects for children and young people and working with me and my colleagues to direct and develop a £1 billion organisation: the largest local authority in North East England and the seventh largest in the country.

Durham is a relatively new council, but we have achieved a great deal in a very short period of time.  We are recognised as being one of the best local authorities in the country and a few years ago were crowned council of the year.

We achieved that through strong political and senior management leadership, ambition, creative thinking, partnership working and sheer passion for what we do.

I hope you find the opportunity we have available interesting and if you’re excited by the prospect of working with us, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Yours sincerely

Terry Collins
Chief Executive

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