Dumfries and Galloway Council appoints new Service Director Social Work Services (Chief Social Work Officer)

Following a comprehensive recruitment process, Dumfries and Galloway Council has appointed Stephen Morgan as its new Service Director Social Work Services (Chief Social Work Officer).

Stephen Morgan has extensive local government leadership- and senior-management experience, having worked in local government for over 26 years.

Mr Morgan is a qualified social worker and has been responsible for the leadership and management of Dumfries and Galloway Council's Children and Families Service since February 2018; in recent months he has been fulfilling the role of Interim Chief Social Work Officer.

Stephen will take up his new post on 1 April 2024, and will continue as Interim Chief Social Work Officer until then.

Stephen Morgan said: "I am delighted to accept this position. Having already worked within Dumfries and Galloway Council's Social Work Services I know from experience what a dedicated and professional team I have inherited, and I look forward to continuing to build on the good work, serving the people in our region and making a positive difference to those in need."

Dumfries and Galloway Council Convener, Councillor Malcolm Johnstone, said: "On behalf of Elected Members and staff we are pleased to appoint Stephen Morgan to this new role of Service Director Social Work Services (Chief Social Work Officer). Stephen brings to the role a wealth of experience and a passion for both social work services and the delivery of high-quality services to citizens and communities within Dumfries and Galloway.

"This is an important role within the Council senior leadership team. I am confident that Stephen will contribute successfully to the achievement of the ambitions of our Council and offer empowerment and support to teams across Social Work Services to help them flourish and continue to make a difference to the lives of our citizens."

Page last updated: 15/12/2023
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