Head of Early Help
Job Title: Head of Early Help
Location: Long Stratton
Salary: £52,015 - £55,743
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Closing date: 23rd July
Interview date: 1st August 2017
Our client is an ambitious and innovative local authority. Their vision is to make the area one of the best places to live and work in the country and how they deliver growth is a pivotal role.
Strong leadership, creativity and ambition are needed to turn our client's vision into reality and you will need to deliver the above whilst leading a performance driven, customer focussed approach to delivery of growth across your team and the Council as a whole.
This is an exciting time to join our client as they are leading the way on Early Help with their innovative approach to prevention. This newly created post will provide the right candidate with the opportunity to take a leading role in shaping and delivering services that enhance not only the lives of all our residents, but those that need help the most.
They are seeking candidates with a strong desire to work collaboratively with a range of services and teams as well as the voluntary sector and the community itself, to deliver their innovative approach to early help and prevention services.
Alongside this, you will lead and deliver their community capacity building approach; supporting elected Members to take leadership with their community roles.
Housing and Benefits are also a key focus within this job role, ensuring that the most vulnerable residents have access to appropriate housing and the right welfare support. As a council recently recognised as a homelessness prevention trailblazer by the Prime Minster, our client are developing innovative approaches to ensure that they support those threatened with homelessness at the earliest opportunity.
Good experience of working with partners to enable delivery of the best possible outcomes for our communities and residents is a pre-requisite, along with a proven track record of first-class delivery at pace.
Strong leadership, innovation and ambition are needed and as the Head of Early Help, you will play a major role in defining and leading on future strategy, development and improvement
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Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Head of Early Help, Early Help Department Manager, Early Help Leader, Senior Early Help Manager, Senior Early Help Department Manager will also be considered for this role.