Family Hubs Project Manager
£41,586 - £49,674 pa
1 Year Fixed Term
Newham is a vibrant, diverse and aspirational place, one of the youngest boroughs in London.
We have set a radical new vision to increase the wealth of the local community, creating a future where Newham is recognised as a place of health, wellbeing and happiness. To deliver our vision, we are changing how we work.
Working within our programme delivery team you will work closely with colleagues and residents to lead strategic change projects. The team establishes centres of excellence in:
- Digital & Data
- Service Design & Insight
- Business Intelligence & Performance
- Improvement and Change.
You’ll be joining at a critical time for Newham with the election of a new Administration with a refreshed manifesto to ‘get things done’ for our residents, gaining the opportunity to shape how the organisation approaches change; helping us to work in a more agile and people focussed way.
The team is focussed on building an innovative and cutting-edge service; that tackles substantial challenges collaboratively as part of multi-disciplinary teams.
About the Role
We are currently looking for an experienced Project Manager, who will lead on the roll out of our Family Hubs in Newham. The borough has been identified as one of the 75 Local Authority’s nationally who will be designated as a ‘Family Hub Development Borough’ by the Department for Education, which funds this project. This is an exciting opportunity to transform our services and develop an integrated and co-located service offer for our families. A Family Hub is not a prescribed range of services – it is an approach that offers families more coherent and effective services in a localised way. It may include, for example, health services (antenatal, maternity, health visitor, school nurses); early years and childcare and education, youth services, parenting support, safety and relationship support.
The role takes responsibility for directly managing projects within the delivery function, working closely with our Assistant Director of Improvement and Change (People’s Services), and the Programme Manager; as well as drawing on resources from a wide range of multi-disciplinary teams and services outlined above. You will also work closely with our Assistant Director for Children’s Commissioning and their team to ensure the project meets identified needs. Given the scale of the project, you will also be working with other internal and external partners and must be someone who enjoys complexity and problem solving.
We are keen to hear from candidates with experience of projects within these service areas, although previous experience in local government is not a necessary requirement; as long as you have an aptitude to understand and digest complex challenges and work collaboratively to create solutions.
With a key focus on project management, you will have a proven track record in leading major change projects that improve how organisation’s fundamentally work in accordance with best-practice methodologies - successfully delivering complex projects or programmes within a similar environment.
You will have an interest in service design approaches that put people at the heart of how we design create and redesign services.
We are looking for team members who are:
- Great self-starters and highly motivated
- Collaborative, working well all types of people
- Experienced in using both agile and Prince2 methodologies
- Experienced in delivering projects within complex organisations
- Able to work with senior stakeholders and partners to deliver change
- Quick to digest and understand complex information
- Focussed on delivering real benefits to Newham’s residents
- Keen to listen to and understand diverse voices and perspectives
- Committed to working in a respectful and tolerant way
You will also have proven experience in delivering demonstrable positive impact of change initiatives.
For more information about the skills we are looking for view the Job Description & Person Specification. If you would like an informal conversation about the role(s) please contact Ryan Brock on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date 21.8.22Please view Project Manager jd
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