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Cluster Manager - Early Help and Prevention

Location: Thurnby Lodge Children Young People and Family Centre

Job type: Permanent

Salary: £39880 - £42821

Job reference: 2318

Hours: Part Time

Closing date: 27th January 2021

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About the job

Leicester City Council’s Early Help and Prevention Service is recruiting a Cluster Manager to join our Children’s Centre and Family Support service. Our overall priority is to deliver high quality childhood and family support services which improve children and young people’s emotional and physical development, alongside using a team around the family approach to address issues to prevent escalation and the need for statutory service involvement.

You role

As a Cluster Manager, you will provide operational leadership to your cluster and manage multiple staff and have lead responsibility for the cluster budget.  You will oversee caseload support and the Children’s Centre core offer in your cluster, working in partnership with other Cluster Managers to ensure there is a city-wide approach.

You will lead on city wide service developments and manage the implementation of city-wide actions and improvements in your cluster.  You will provide close working links with senior managers and partner agencies, having a key responsibility to ensure the multi-agency work of the cluster is effective.

By maintaining and being responsible for quality assurance processes, you will ensure the services delivered have positive impact for children, young people and families.  You will ensure training and knowledge in the cluster is current by keeping up to date with relevant local, regional and national developments.

What you'll need

We are looking for a highly motived and inspirational Cluster Manager to lead, develop and implement service delivery outcomes in line with the Children’s Centre and Family Support offer in Leicester.  You will develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with peers, senior managers and partner agencies.

The right person will have demonstrable experience of leading and delivering effective family support in a preventative or safeguarding context, as well as improving outcomes for children, young people and families. You will have significant experience of managing staff and resources and will have previously managed oversight of caseloads.

You will have a good understanding of the Children’s Centre Core Offer and models of intervention.  You will be able to compile, produce, summarise and present statistical or technical reports as well as being able to analyse cluster data to inform your plans and priorities.

To apply

If the above sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

Please complete our online application form referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form.

Should you wish to attach your CV, please also ensure that this is tailored to reflect the job requirements which will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.

For an informal discussion, or further information regarding this job please contact Lynda Hartley by email to or call 0116 454 5587


Additional information

This is a part time post for 18.5 hours Pay shown is full time equivalent. 

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