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Family Hub Co-ordinator

Employer
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Location
Chelmsley Wood, Hatchford Brook, Smith's Wood and Outreach across Solihull
Salary
£42,403 - £48,474 per annum. Incremental progression is subject to performance
Closing date
18 Feb 2024
Reference
SOL000005985

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Sector
Local Councils
Job Type
Community
Contract Type
Fixed Term Contract
Working Pattern
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Hours
Full-Time

Job Details

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 louise.hudson@solihull.gov.uk

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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About Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Solihull

Solihull is regarded as a popular and vibrant place to live in the UK. As one of the most prosperous towns in the Midlands, almost two thirds of our borough is designated as green belt. We have over 1,500 acres of parks across the borough, with 16 Green Flag Awards. Solihull is very well connected, with great transport links such as the M40, M42 and M6 all close by, and an excellent rail network, plus, of course, an international airport. We are home to the award-winning Touchwood Shopping Centre, National Exhibition Centre, Resorts World Birmingham, and the Resorts World Arena.

It is an exciting time for Solihull, although we are a relatively small local authority (c. 6000 employees), we still have ambitious plans including the development of UK Central and HS2.

Here at Solihull Council, we want to ensure that all our citizens have an equal chance to share in Solihull’s success. We do this by putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

We recognise that our employees are the key factor in achieving our vision and as such, we are always on the lookout for talented individuals, who want to make a real positive difference to people’s lives and can help us to continue building on our success.

Both Smarter Ways of Working and Employee Wellbeing are key Council Priorities.

The transition to Smarter Ways of Working has presented us with the opportunity to re-think how and where we work. With the option to access portable technology, dependent upon the requirements of the role, a lot of our people are not bound to a single workplace or traditional ways of working, with many choosing to spend a good proportion of their week working from home.

tomOur people told us that they value flexibility, and that choice enables them to have a better work-life balance, manage family responsibilities, enhance their personal wellbeing, and continue to deliver excellent outcomes for the residents of Solihull.

Our people are our number one asset, and our aim is to have a healthy, happy engaged and thriving workforce.

Wellbeing is at the heart of our employee offer and we are a bronze accredited West Midlands Combined Authority Thrive at Work employer.  This recognises our commitment and action in support of employee wellbeing; we are currently working towards silver accreditation.

Unpaid carers carry out a key role within our community and know that this can be challenging when combined with employment.  Our Carer’s Policy and the ongoing support we give to our employees has resulted in us winning Employer of the Year 2022 at the Carer Friendly Awards.

We will offer you:

  • A friendly, supportive and inclusive working environment;
  • Competitive salaries including, for those at the top of their scale, the opportunity to receive a non-consolidated lump sum;
  • A range of flexible working options;
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days and rising to 30 days after 5 years' service in addition to public holidays with an opportunity to purchase up to 10 additional days' holiday per year;
  • A generous flexitime scheme (available for most roles);
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities;
  • A range of family friendly policies;
  • Employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme, confidential Employee Assistance Programme and staff discounts.

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.

As users of the Disability Confident Scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who demonstrate they meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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.

For roles eligible for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check this will be indicated in the advert and supporting recruitment documents.  Where the post involves working with children, other vulnerable groups or in a position of trust it is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  Further guidance is available at https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/945449/rehabilitation-of-offenders-guidance.pdf

Please note, where sufficient numbers of applications are received, we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date. We therefore advise that you submit your application as soon as possible.

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0121 704 6000
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Solihull
West Midlands
B91 3QB
United Kingdom

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