Hackney Education provides a range of services to support the education of children, young people and adults in our inner London borough. Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. Within our diverse borough we serve a wide range of children and young people. We have a particular focus on supporting less advantaged families: Hackney figures in the 10% most deprived boroughs in England on a number of measures.
Hackney Education’s key priority is to improve the life chances of every child, young person and learner: making Hackney the most forward looking education system in the UK, where schools, settings and partners provide an exciting environment which ensures inclusion and success for everyone. We see our borough as being one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve – and one of the best places for colleagues to work and thrive in our education system.
Job title: Children and Family Hub / Early Years Commissioning Officer
Salary: PO4, £46,053 to £48,063
Terms and Conditions: Part time (4 days per week), Fixed Term Until 31.03.25, open to a secondment opportunity
An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of our developing Children and Family Hubs Partnership and Early Years service. The post holder will be passionate about making a difference for children, young people and families in Hackney.
You will have skills and experience in redesigning and commissioning services through working in partnership and collaboratively with a range of stakeholders including local residents. You will be a confident leader with the ability to develop a strong vision in partnership with other agencies and across the Council.
Excellent communication skills are pivotal to this role, as you will be required to work with a range of stakeholders using innovative techniques to deliver good outcomes. You will be financially literate and able to build business cases to deliver change and transformation.
This is a fast-paced project. We need someone who has all the necessary skills and attributes outlined in the job description and person specification who can hit the ground-running, ready to meet the government requirements associated with the National Family Hubs Programme and Early Years agenda.
If you would like more information, please contact Sarah Bromfield, Sarah.Bromfield@hackney.gov.uk, Head of Children's Centres & Early Help Systems.
Please apply via our website: https://education.hackney.gov.uk/jobs/hlt
Closing date: 22:59, 21st January
Interview date: TBC
Hackney Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment. As this role involves regulated activity, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check and additional pre-employment checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education statutory guidance.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
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 and people from a black and global majority background as these groups are currently under represented in our workforce.