This is a great opportunity to join a respected, innovative and diverse London borough. The council is working together, across departments and with our local partners and residents, to make Ealing a better place to live and work. At the same time, we are focusing on prevention, efficiency and improving the way we deliver services to reduce our budget gap and ensure our services are sustainable and of good quality. Our programme is already delivering, but as government funding continues to shrink, there is still a lot of work to do.
Children’s services face a wide range of challenges and changes. We are seeking a committed and experienced person to be the strategic lead and manage complex cross cutting programmes within the service and potentially in other parts of the Executive Director’s remit. Programmes include all age disability, strategic commissioning, business and transformation, service strategy co-ordination and school funding across early years, High Needs and the national funding formula.
Reporting to the assistant director of planning, resources and service development, you will be responsible for leading, developing and implementing cross cutting programmes, communication, consultation and implementation plans for the programme. You will also be working with the AD in managing the relationships with members, senior officers, schools and other stakeholders bringing skill and expertise in these areas and will have a collaborative style, tenacity and resilience.
The successful candidate will be:
- educated to degree level and hold a relevant post graduate management or relevant professional qualification
- experienced at working with senior staff across a large organization
- able to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing and explain complex issues to a variety of non-technical audiences and gain their support and commitment for implementing change
- able to manage a complex workload.
You should be able to inspire support and acceptance of strategic decisions affecting the future of the organisation and the lives of children, young people and adults through clear arguments in support of change whilst respecting differences that inevitably will arise.
Ealing is a great place for children and young people to grow up and we invite you to join Ealing and make a key contribution to furthering our ambitions for children and young people. It you are interested and want to have an informal discussion about the role then please contact Tamara Quinn 020 8825 8444.
Ealing council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Ealing follows safer recruitment practices to protect children and vulnerable adults. The post holder will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This post is subject to Ealing's enhanced vetting process.