This is a fixed term contract funded for a period of 18 months. This has the opportunity to be further extended or made permanent depending upon future funding arrangements.
At Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, we are on a transformational journey, designed to improve the experience of the children and families we work with. We are investing in our services and people and putting additional resources in place to ensure the best possible outcomes for our children, young people and their families. And we want you to help us make this happen.
We have an 18 month fixed term contract opportunity for a Family Hub Co-ordinator to join our Public Health directorate at this exciting time as we launch multiple Family Hubs across the Solihull borough. The Family Hubs will offer a high quality and effective service to children, young people and families through a team of multi-agency professionals working together to support families. The aim of Solihull Family Hubs is to give children and families the best start in life through a ‘one-stop’ shop approach, enabling them to get the support and services they need, including virtual appointments and online group sessions.
This role is part of a multi-disciplinary partnership that will bring together a range of activities for families with children and young people up to 19 years old, and up to 25 for young people with additional needs. They will offer health appointments, including seeing midwives and health visitors, social activities, support for parents, help for people with special educational needs, playgroups and youth clubs, involving multiple services and professionals working together in a collaborative way.
As a Family Hub Co-ordinator you will work within a team responsible for the day to day running of the hubs ensuring they are welcoming friendly places equipped to service the needs of the families. You will be engaging with the local community, working closely with the community and voluntary sector groups.
We are looking for passionate, motivated individuals who are driven to serve the communities of Solihull and the families within them.
To be successful for this post, you will need to demonstrate:
- Relevant professional (Level 6) qualification in social work, health, education, community development or similar
- Experience in managing and supervising the performance of services, providing effective leadership support
- Experience of developing effective partnerships with statutory agencies and voluntary organisations
- A sound knowledge of other local services available to support families and children and experience in developing a service to meet the needs of the community
In return, you will be working within a committed and dedicated team of professionals driven to improve the service.
We also offer:
- A range of flexible working options,
- Generous annual leave entitlements with the opportunity to purchase up to 10-days additional leave per year
- A flexitime scheme with up to 24 days per year
- Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
- Family and carer friendly policies
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- Employee benefits including staff discounts, subsidised travel passes and Cycle 2 Work Scheme
Due to the needs of the service, this post will require a flexible approach to the working pattern and will require the need to work evenings on occasion.
To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question regarding this post, please contact:
Louise Hudson – Senior Strategic Delivery Manager – Family Hubs email@example.com
Internal secondments will be considered for this post. Applicants must seek approval from their line manager before applying to this post.
Although this post is advertised on a full time basis, applications for Job-Share/Part time will be considered.
Please note – previous applicants need not apply.
Closing Date – Sunday 18th February.
Interview Date – Tuesday 27th February.
This post will require an enhanced DBS check.
This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.
Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk, and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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