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:
- Chief Executive
- Director of Finance and Resources
- Director of Operations
- Assistant Director of Quality, Improvement, Performance and Practice
- Assistant Director of Improvement and Frontline Practice
- Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development
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.
Interim Chief Executive
Eleni joined the Trust in October 2020 as an interim in the newly combined role of Chief Executive at the Trust and Director of Children’s Services at Slough Borough Council. Eleni retired from her post of Executive Director of Children’s Services at Bury Council in 2011 and since then has undertaken a variety of interim and project posts in a number of authorities, so brings with her a great deal if experience.
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 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.
Assistant Director of QIPP
Brent joined the Trust in September 2018 as Head of Service for Children Looked After and Care Leavers and became Assistant Director of Quality Improvement, Practice and Performance in September 2019. He is a qualified social worker with more than 24 years’ experience in children’s social care. Brent has worked in both the statutory and the voluntary sector and has a strong track record of supporting the improvement of children’s services.
Assistant Director of IFP
Carol joined the Trust in May 2015 as Assistant Director of Improvement and Frontline Practice and has over 15 years of experience at Head of Service and Assistant Director level. Carol has proven experience of implementing a performance framework to understand how well an authority is meeting the needs of children and a clear track record of developing successful partnerships with key stakeholders and listening to the voice of the child.
Head of HR&OD
Kate joined the Trust as the Head of Human Resources and Organisational Development in January 2018. Prior to that she worked for a large housing association, working her way through the ranks up to Head of HR before setting up her own private HR consultancy. As a Chartered Member of the CIPD with a proven track record of project management and implementation, Kate’s focus at the Trust is to help develop a more stable workforce.