Slough Children’s Services Trust is governed by a Board (read about Board members here).
The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) is responsible for the strategic direction of the Trust and is answerable to the Board. The ELT consists of:
- The Chief Executive
- Director of Finance and Resources
- Head of Operations
- Head of HR.
The Senior Management Team (SMT) is responsible for the day-to-day operation of all areas of service within the Trust. SMT reports to ELT and, when asked, attends either ELT or Board meetings to give updates on both operational and corporate issues.
The names and titles of ELT and SMT members can be seen on the organisational structure chart (on the left hand side of this page).
Nicola is Chief Executive of the Trust. She joined us from Cambridgeshire County Council, where she was instrumental in moving children’s services from ‘Inadequate’ to ‘Good’. She was awarded an OBE in HRH The Queen’s Birthday Honours’ List 2016 for services to children. From the offset, Nicola has focused on encouraging and empowering colleagues at the Trust to improve both the quality and performance of our social care.
Director of Finance & Resources
Matt joined the Trust in October 2016 as Director of Finance & Resources. He qualified as an accountant in 1996 working in Accounting Practice, He spent spent 12 years with a range of FTSE100 telecom companies before moving into the public sector to work on change programmes, with an emphasis on value for money and return on investments. His focus is ensuring the future viability of the Trust to deliver outstanding services to children.
Head of HR
Adele joined SCST in May and has recently taken on the role of interim Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development. She has 25 years' experience in HR and OD and has worked in both the private and public sectors, including a range of housing organisations. Adele is a keen supporter of Saracens Rugby Club and enjoys watching Masterchef Australia!
Head of Operations
Eric is the Trust's Head of Operations. He has been in social work for almost 40 years and is leading the reorganisation of the way we deliver children's service and the drive to improve what is delivered in Slough. Eric has a particular interest in drawing in improvement monies and innovation funding to tackle long-standing problems and in generating enduring change and better outcomes for children.