Hackney has the ambition to be the best. If you share this aspiration then we would like to hear from you. Adult Services is recruiting three Project Managers to deliver complex transformational change projects across Adult Social Care.
Adult Social Care’s vision: Building on Strengths, Making Connections
“We want you to achieve what matters to you, in partnership with our communities in Hackney. Where you need support, together we can find a solution that keeps you safe, well and independent.”
Our department's key behaviours:
accountable and learning
The transformation team is a dynamic and creative team that has a unique role in influencing and transforming services to ensure the department meets its vision and to champion the department's behaviours. We use inclusive project management approaches and work in partnership with residents, staff and partners to deliver an ambitious programme of change.
In this recruitment process, we are looking for candidates who:
Have a good understanding of adult social care, and a proven track record in project management and leading change and transformation in Local Authority or similar settings.
Are good networkers, have experience of building strategic relationships and have a strong background working with and leading diverse stakeholders.
Are excellent communicators, problem solvers and influencers.
You may also be responsible for line management of Project Officers and Management trainees.
The three roles available are described below. Please state which role(s) you are interested in and in which order of preference when applying.
Project Manager (Transformation) - permanent
This role will join the team on a permanent basis to lead various areas of transformation. This will vary depending on strategic priorities and challenges, but will include leading high profile and complex projects as part of our transformation programme. We are looking for an experienced and flexible Project Manager with strong leadership skills who is excited about tackling diverse challenges.
Project Manager (Social Care Reforms) - 18 month fixed term contract
In Sep 2021, The Government set out its new plan for adult social care reform in England. These changes come into effect nationally from October 2023. This role will coordinate the department via multiple working groups to ensure we are fully prepared for these changes in Hackney, and changes are implemented on time. Translating policy into action and mobilising multiple stakeholders are key skills for this role.
Project Manager (Liberty Protection Safeguards) - 12 month fixed term contract
The LPS were introduced in the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019. The UK government is now consulting on 6 sets of draft regulations which will underpin the new system. We anticipate changes to the legislation will come into effect in April 2023. This role will work across Adults and Children's Social Care to ensure we respond to and implement the changes following the consultation. If you are experienced in translating legislation into practice and have a sound understanding of safeguarding, this could be a challenging and rewarding role for you.
If you’re up for the challenge, we would like to hear from you
For an informal discussion about the roles, please contact Leanne Crook firstname.lastname@example.org.
The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
Interview date: W/C 13 June 2022
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: email@example.com