We are looking for a leader who is passionate about early help, to join our Senior Leadership Team in providing direction and support to our Children Centres and Family Support Service within our wider Early Help and Prevention Service.
In this role, you will be working as part of a partnership approach to improve outcomes for children and young people as outlined within Leicester’s Early Help Strategy, which is underpinned by our local Family Outcomes Plan. Developing and implementing a strategy of quality assurance and improvement, incorporating monitoring and evaluation of the programme as a whole and to provide reports as required.
You will provide operational leadership to an establishment of approximately 100 staff, managing human, financial and material resources, including commissioned services, whilst providing a leadership role and approach in the development of early help processes, service improvement, supporting Heads of Service and strategic partnership forums.
You will develop and implement operational and strategic service improvement plans that result in measurable outcomes for children and young people, whilst having an operational oversight of allocated areas of integrated provision, including providing advice and guidance on safeguarding and complex case matters.
What you will need
You will need a relevant professional qualification, at degree level, within children’s services e.g. social work, education, youth and community, along with experience of management of children’s operational services, to include management of services within the field of safeguarding.
You must be able to compile, produce, summarise and present management, statistical, and/or technical reports and have an awareness of current agendas interfacing with early help services e.g.) troubled families.
You must be able to provide vision and leadership to enable a diverse team from a range of disciplines to work together effectively.
For an informal discussion please contact: Jackie Difolco, Head of Service: Early Help and Prevention by either telephone: 0116 454 6106 or email: email@example.com.
Interview and Assessment Date: 17th December 2019
What we can offer you
As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.