Head of Early Help

£64,000 - £75,000 + benefits
11 Apr 2019
07 May 2019
Job role
Head of Service
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Cheshire East is an amazing place to live and work and where we are able to offer you a wide range of both challenging and rewarding career development opportunities. At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, be well-led, with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities.  

Join us, as we take the next step in our journey to build a brighter future together. As Head of Early Help, you’ll make sure we step in to assist families before they need statutory services. Through evidence-based models of intervention and prevention, you’ll help make families more resilient, so children and young people get a good start and achieve their full potential.

Creating integrated working arrangements, you’ll cover three localities, ensuring clear early intervention pathways are developed and implemented. With the help of multiple partners, you’ll provide high quality children’s centres and early years settings, as well as family support and youth provision. To achieve your aims, you’ll need to manage and inspire a skilled and dedicated workforce. Together, you’ll give families every chance to thrive. 

An experienced senior manager within Early Help services you’ll have led teams to improve outcomes and deliver outstanding results. You therefore know how to manage performance, resources and partnerships, while translating good practice into service transformation. A real understanding of best practice and the political landscape means you come with credibility; but it’s your enthusiasm and vision that helps you command confidence. Good with people and a natural team player, you’re adept at networking and solving problems through collaboration.  

We’re committed to “working for a brighter future together” – and we expect you to be too. Through teamwork, we’re creating a better Cheshire East for all. If you have the ambition, passion and drive, share your expertise with us and we will provide you with the opportunity to influence, develop and grow with an exceptional team.

For an informal discussion about these exciting roles, please contact our consultants at Penna: Anita Denton on 07725 554802 or Nick Raper on 07715 690463.

Visit cheshireeastleaders.com to find out more.

Closing date: Tuesday 7th May 2019