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BCYP Partnership Programme Manager

Birmingham City Council
£50,000 - £59,000
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Higher / Further-education roles, Manager
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BCYP Partnership Programme Manager 

Grade 6 £49,498 - £61,269

Consultation grade - subject to formal evaluation under the Pay Equity review 

Permanent, Working 36.5 hr per week

Birmingham Children and Young People’s Partnership is looking for a Partnerships and Programme Manager, who will play a key role in contributing to our ambition to make Birmingham a great place to grow up.  

Birmingham Children and Young People’s Partnership

The Birmingham Children and Young People’s Partnership is a collaboration between Birmingham City Council, Birmingham Children’s Trust, Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board, West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner, West Midlands Police, and the Birmingham Voluntary Services Council. 

The partnership works together as one, with a set of shared priorities that everyone is behind. The partnership is committed to working with families and communities, and improving outcomes for babies, children, and young people across Birmingham.

We are delighted to publish our children and young people’s plan which sets out our values, principles, and commitments, as well as the strategic actions we will take together to achieve our ambition. We want all our babies, children, and young people to be healthy, safe, confident, included, happy, respected, and connected to meaningful opportunities so they can thrive as they prepare for adulthood. 

We are also proud to join the UNICEF Child Friendly Cities and Communities programme, committing to put the rights of children and young people at the heart of our plan, and to design and deliver action in collaboration with children and young people. 

If you would like to be part of our journey to make Birmingham a great place to grow up, we would love to hear from you. 

About the role of Partnerships and Programmes Manager 

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced manager to play a vital role in delivering our programmes. As the Partnerships and Programmes Manager, you will be working with multi-agency partners from the local authority, health, police, and voluntary sector. You will play a key role in the coordination of work associated with our citywide commitment to children’s rights through the UNICEF Child Friendly Cities and Communities initiative. 

You will oversee the day-to-day management of planning and delivery, working across Council directorates and with partner organisations to support smooth running and the involvement of individuals and teams from across our partnership. You will work alongside senior officers, managers, and practitioners from across our partnership, while building and sustaining collaborative relationships through online and face to face interactions with a wide range of stakeholders. 

The Partnerships and Programmes Manager will report directly to the Head of Strategic Governance & Planning and will work closely with system leaders and senior managers from across the partnership. 

About you

You are a skilled project and programme manager and confident negotiator, with knowledge and experience of working with multi-agency partnerships, ideally within the children, young people and/or adult services system. An excellent communicator with proven experience of leading, motivating and influencing teams, you will enjoy collaboration and be adept at building and sustaining relationships across professional partnerships. Dynamic and detail-focused, you will have great organisation, planning and scheduling skills, and the ability to coordinate across multiple workstreams and activities. Above all, you will be committed to children and young people’s rights and life chances, and excited by the challenges and opportunities of this exciting role.  

For a full description of the role and person specification, please see the accompanying documents.

You must upload a Supporting Statement via the attachments part of your application. This is required for shortlisting; you need to describe how your experience and skills fit the essential criteria for the role as specified in the Person Specification. If you do not attach your Supporting Statement, your application will not be considered. Please do not attach CVs as we do not accept them.

Please ensure that your supporting statement does not exceed 1500 words. We will only consider information that falls within the stipulated word limit.  

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the communities we serve. Our data tells us that for this level of role, ethnic minorities are underrepresented and therefore we will use positive action to support us to achieve diverse shortlists. This may mean that recruitment times are a little longer, but we think this is worth it to achieve our aim.

Birmingham City Council is an accredited Disability Confident Leader employer, and we are committed to employing, retaining and developing all of our people. We want to ensure your recruitment journey with us is a positive and equitable one, so please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments, additional support, accessibility needs, or if there is any way in which we can support you through your application.

Closing date 24th June 2024

Interviews for this post will take place in-person. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.

For any informal enquires please contact: Fayth Skeete ( 

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We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken

An ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence using the English Language as required by Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016

Proof of Right to work in the UK will be required for all applicants in accordance with UK Home Office requirements, before any employment offer can be confirmed.

Job Description and Person Specification 

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Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

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The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

Birmingham City Council is a Foundation Living wage employer - known as the Birmingham Living Wage. The Birmingham Living Wage, is determined by the Living Wage Foundation on an annual basis by the Centre of Research in Society Polity at Loughborough University. The current rate can be found at:   

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