Head of Service leaving – Powys County Council

8 July 2022

Image of Jan Coles

A Head of Service at Powys County Council is set to leave the authority for a new post in West-Wales, the council has confirmed.

Jan Coles, Head of Children’s Services will leave the council to take up a similar role at Carmarthenshire County Council later this summer.

Jan joined Powys County Council in October in 2018 and led the improvement journey for the service following the Care Inspectorate Wales report the previous year. Improvements focused on Early Help services for families, a strengths-based approach and children’s rights.

Jan drew on her previous role as operational Manager for Cardiff Council, where she was responsible for developing Child Sexual Exploitation prevention services.

Chief Executive, Dr Caroline Turner said: “We wish Jan well for the future, she has a wealth of experience having worked as a Children’s Services Social Worker for the last 20 years and will be missed by colleagues.”