Early Years Sufficiency and Planning Officer

Recruiter
Brent Council
Location
Brent, London Borough
Salary
£25,746 - £27,342 p.a. inc.
Posted
01 Oct 2018
Closes
17 Oct 2018
Ref
1800796
Contract Type
Contract
Salary range: £25,746 - £27,342 p.a. inc.

Contract: 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time

Early Years Sufficiency and Planning Officer

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

We have an excellent opportunity to become part of the Early Help Service that supports the delivery of the 2, 3 and 4 year entitlements. In this role you will ensure families are aware of the free entitlements and support them to access childcare that meets their needs.

You will work with the Sufficiency and Planning lead to ensure the local authority meets its sufficiency duty and will also work closely with childcare providers in the borough to meet sufficiency needs.

The Person

The ideal candidate should have excellent communication and influencing skills as well as being able to prioritise and balance a demanding workload.

Ideally you will be a self-motivated team player and an innovative thinker, helping the team reach out to parents across the borough providing them with information and assisting them with accessing their free entitlements.

As the post holder you should also possess good IT skills, including use of databases, spreadsheets and general office software, such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Closing Date: 15 October 2018 (23:00)

Assessment & Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.

All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.

All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Enhanced' DBS Disclosure.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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