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Project Team Leader - Children's Services

Telford & Wrekin Council
Telford, Shropshire
£40,578 - £43,570
Closing date
2 Jun 2022

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Corporate Services, Corporate Management Team
Job role
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Role

Reporting to the Service Delivery Manager, Service Improvement and Efficiency, the Project Team Leader will be responsible for managing an ambitious project programme across Education and Skills and Children’s Safeguarding and Family Support. 

As part of the implementation of the Council’s Transformation Programme, this post will be integral to the delivery of strategic and operational change and improvement across Children’s Services.

This will entail:

  • Developing and implementing high priority projects to ensure the delivery of improved service outcomes, value for money and financial savings;
  • Developing and embedding improvement and innovation initiatives;
  • Leading on effective communications both within and outside of the service. 

In this role, you will work in Service Improvement and Efficiency and drive through positive change across our services, positively impacting our children, families, young people and communities. This role will deliver on a range of complex projects across a variety of settings. Our aim is to demonstrate and evidence the impact of improvement and to deliver savings and efficiencies, strengthening the capability to deliver our ambitious priorities, at pace.

This role will help sharpen our focus, harness our strengths, and identify opportunities to ensure our children and young people can thrive. The role will deliver additional problem-solving capacity and the ability to think differently. We are looking for creative, inspired and radical go-getters..

You’ll be joining an award winning and high performing organisation:

  • Outstanding Ofsted in 2020 for our Children’s Services
  • Co-operative Council of the Year Award 2021
  • Council of the Year 2021 (APSE Awards)
  • Finalist in the Local Authority of the Year 2021 (MJ Awards)
  • Executive Director of Children’s Services (Jo Britton) won the Corporate Director of the Year at the MJ Awards (2021)

However, the team are keen to do even more. 

We are determined that every child will succeed in Telford and Wrekin and their role is to ensure it is one of the best places in the country for young people to grow, learn, develop and achieve.

Therefore, this role calls for candidates with a proven track record as an enthusiastic and experienced individual with a background in Local Government; 1st hand knowledge of the key areas (e.g. project management, budget and resource management, strong organisational and problem solving skills) will be required for success.

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Next Steps

So, if you are looking for a new and fresh challenge, within an award-winning and supportive team – then look no further.

More information on what Telford & Wrekin Council offer you can be found here Why work for us? - Telford & Wrekin Council

We are committed to equality and diversity. Posts working with children or vulnerable groups will be subject to an appropriate criminal records check.

If you would like to have a discussion about the role, please contact Laura Moore, Service Delivery Manager, Service Improvement & Efficiency, Children’s Services on 01952 385658 or by emailing

To apply please click the Apply Now link below.



Why work for Telford & Wrekin Council?

As a co-operative council, the work environment is innovative, creative and entrepreneurial.

You will be joining an organisation that works hard on a personal and professional level, and most importantly, an administration that serves local communities to the highest possible standards. And, as a council employee, you are entitled to a range of excellent terms and conditions like flexible working hours, a modern working environment and, career progress.

What’s in it for you?

  • Good work/life balance. Work from home. Annual pay increments. Training courses and workshops. Annual Personal Professional Development (APPD) Automatic membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme. Discount on products and services, such as theme parks and discounted travel. Free parking for employees.
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01952 380000
Addenbrooke House
Ironmasters Way
United Kingdom
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