This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and enthusiastic professional to lead the Family Hubs transformation programme for Brighton and Hove.
Following an extensive Early Help review, Brighton and Hove plans to develop Family Hubs as the delivery model for Early Help services across the city. Family Hubs will provide seamless accessible support to families with children aged 0-19 (25 with SEND). The postholder will be responsible for the delivery plan and ensuring the model meets the needs of children and families, and funding requirements. The postholder will manage the transformation team to ensure the programme is delivered within timescales.
Fixed term until March 2024
Interview date 1st September
For an informal discussion, please contact Jo Templeman, Head of Early Years and Early Help strategy, on 07795336051.
About the role
The role will include:
- You will need a degree or equivalent, and experience in project and change management.
- Providing programme management and business process management services to manage the transformation of Early Help Services to a Family Hub model, to meet the requirements of the Family Hubs transformation delivery plan.
- Co-ordinating and delivering specific workstreams involving a number of internal and external partners, with responsibility for managing and monitoring implementation and progress against government defined outcomes.
- The development and delivery of consultation, with children, young people, families and stakeholders about what they would like the Family Hubs to include. Co-production in service planning will play an essential part of the transformation programme as well as a strategic needs analysis to inform and shape Early Help and Family Hub development.
- Managing project teams as relevant, and resources in order to deliver the corporate priorities within the strategic framework of Brighton & Hove City Council.
- Line managing staff within the Families, Children & Learning projects team.
- Your experience should include work within children’s services, knowledge of Early Help Services and the ability to work with multi agency partners to make change.
- Along with the ability to manage a budget, to interpret and analyse data, and problem solve, you will also need excellent interpersonal skills and be able to understand complex issues in relation to Early Help.
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Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
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Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
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