Fixed Term Contract/Secondment x2 vacancies until March 31st 2024 (possibility of extension to March 2025)
This role presents an exciting opportunity to be part of an ambitious change programme, transforming the way in which universal help and support is offered to children and families in Croydon.
Role Purpose & Key Responsibilities:
As a Start for Life Workstream Lead you will report to the Start for Life Strategic Delivery Lead for day to day line management with a possible matrix management arrangement from across other relevant service areas.
Working closely alongside other newly appointed members of the ‘Start for Life’ team, the workstream lead role will play an integral part in delivering specific outcomes and activities set down within the Family Hub Delivery Plan. Workstream Leads will possess sound understanding of the Start for Life offer, with an ability to bring leadership and drive forward programme delivery in the areas of Infant Feeding, Perinatal Mental Health/Parent Infant Relationships and Parenting Support.
Your key responsibilities will include:
- Co-ordinating and overseeing the successful implementation Start for Life services across one of the identified areas referenced (Infant Feeding, Perinatal Mental Health/Parent Infant Relationships and Parenting Support).
- Leading monthly subgroup group meetings and champion the progression of partnership activity to ensure that Start for Life delivery milestones are met.
- Work alongside communication and digital colleagues in developing promotion of the ‘Start for Life’ offer.
- This role has no direct line management responsibility however, the post holder may be expected to support a matrix management approach to designated peer supporters across the Start for Life service areas.
The purpose of the role is to:
- Lead a focussed and timely approach to the delivery of projects that underpin the Family Hubs Start for Life offer. This will include the scoping and implementation of activities outlined within the Family Hubs delivery plan, the development of positive working relationships and co-design of services with a with a range of providers and stakeholders, including parents and carers.
- Work with and through other SFL workstream leads and the Strategic Lead to achieve an integrated Start for Life offer promoting increases reach and uptake of services.
- Use additional data insights to understand local need and demographics in planning service delivery.
Benefits of working with us:
- A pension scheme with an average employer contribution of 20%
- 31 days’ annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays
A range of CPD opportunities to support your development.
Investment into your staff well-being
Why join us?
- Our teams consist of experienced workers at various levels.
- Join a highly diverse workforce.
- The team arrange regular meetings to ensure all colleagues have the support required to fulfil their duties.
- The ethos at Croydon is very much about working together to make positive change.
- You will join a newly forming team and have an exciting opportunity to be part of developing something new.
- Will have the opportunity to work from home and work flexibly which provides you with more of a work-life balance.
- The council promotes a hybrid working where the role allows. Given the relational nature of this work and considerable networking involved candidates must be able to commit to a minimum of two days per week work in Central Croydon.
Educated to degree level/equivalent professional qualification or significant experience in working within a related service area with babies and children aged 0 to 2 years old
- Sound experience of programme management and how to deliver effective system transformation ·
- Detailed knowledge of the Family Hubs approach and other strategic developments that will support delivery and contribute to outcomes for children, young people and their families ·
For informal discussion please contact Carolyn Castle email@example.com in first instance.
Full time 36 hours per week
Recruitment and Selection Timeline
The closing date for applications is 8th September 2023 at 11:59pm
Equalities and Safeguarding Statement
Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.
Croydon council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.