Outreach Assistant Manager

Lancashire County Council
Lancaster, Lancashire
Closing date
22 Aug 2022

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Community Outreach - Assistant Manager


Lancaster, Fylde & Wyre (with remote/home working too!)


Salary: £30,095 - £34,373 (+10% shift allowance plus weekend working allowance) 


We are currently recruiting…


A Community Outreach – Assistant Manager to work within the Community Outreach Team at Lancashire County Council.


We are a fantastic and specialised team of Community Outreach Practitioners providing essential support to children, young people and families within the community. We are seeking a caring, values driven individual to become our Community Outreach Assistant Manager to lead a small team of four highly experienced outreach practitioners in our local area. You'll get to work alongside Social Care, Early Intervention Police and other specialised services with a key focus on bringing families together despite the crisis they may be in (where it is safe to do so). This is a community-based role so a real opportunity to contribute to the face to face work that’s so important when supporting others. You'll have shift's spread over a 14 day period comprising of both lates, early's and weekends so your there on hand when needed most. This is a fabulous rewarding career for a person who can understand the importance of helping families thrive.




What we are looking for…


Passion – You'll be that special person who loves having a positive impact in the lives of others – you'll be purposeful, passionate and actively understand the positive influence we can have with children, young people and their families who find themselves in crisis –- youll be providing compassionate support to both your team and the families you represent whilst being an advocate for change - your confidence in your abilities and adaptability when the unexpected happens will be just what we need when times get tough.




Inspirational & Resilient Leadership – we are looking for a visionary and proactive individual who can think creatively about the support we provide – youll have the opportunity to inspire others with your knowledge and positive mindset to make a real difference to those we support - in addition you'll be part of our fabulous management team so have an exciting opportunity to influence and shape the future of our service - you'll be applying your professional judgement in times of crisis so we'd love you to be great at building relationships and have a calm, decisive and supportive personality – so if you have the resilience to respond to those challenging days whilst navigating your team then we'd really love to hear from you!




Values Driven – the values you hold will be fundamental to both you, your team and the families we guide – your empathic , compassionate nature and non-judgmental approach will help build the professional trust needed to help families thrive whilst safeguarding those who need it –  so you'll really understand the value in empowering your team and families to build a stronger, brighter, happier future – finally you'll really hold dear the importance of being a reflective practitioner whilst continually reflecting on your own and the teams' practice – so we can strive to be the best at what we do


If you want to become part of an amazing specialist team then please apply below!






Why join us…


Benefits: A plethora of discounts & benefits from dog care to day care to days out or in, log cabins by Snowdon or holidays abroad, pampering and fitness for your mind, body & soul, regular wellbeing initiatives, long service awards, Medicash, support groups, public service pensions, cycle to work schemes credit unions, pay enhancements and eye tests plus many more.




Development: you'll get excellent support in our exciting leadership academy –  there will be time for supportive reflection and supervision for yourself, opportunities for personal growth and development and multidisciplinary initiatives. We'd like someone committed to developing their CPD and you'll have an opportunity to undertake a professional management qualification so if you have the attributes were looking for, please be assured, you'll be joining a fabulous team and have the training and development support you'll need to compliment your skills.




Inclusivity: we don't have a "one size fits all" idealism, we embrace diversity and that includes around personal and family requirements so appreciate that you'll want to be working from home when you can, your hours may vary or change and for us – delivering successful outcomes is more important than watching the clock




How to apply…


Please feel free to contact us for an initial informal and confidential chat:


Outreach Team Manager - Melanie Cooper  melanie.cooper@lancashire.co.uk  




Please ensure you have uploaded and attached your supporting statement to evidence how you meet the criteria for the role. The panel may be unable to shortlist you for interview without this evidence.




You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.




The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.




This post is a COVID-19 critical post. The successful applicant/s will be required to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and are strongly encouraged to take up the offer of the COVID-19 vaccination.




In return Lancashire County Council offers a range of benefits, found on our website here




We reserve the right to close down a vacancy early, before the closing date, if we receive sufficient applications.


Job Description & Person Specification


Additional Information Minimum Salary: 30095 Maximum Salary: 34373 Pay Basis: Yearly Schedule Type: Full Time Contract Type: Permanent Hours: 37 Closing Date: Aug 22, 2022    

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