Early Help Partnership Co-ordinator
Are you are passionate about making a difference for children and young people in Sandwell, helping them to get the best out of life? Sandwell Early Help Partnership aims to build a strong network of support across a wide range of agencies spanning the public and voluntary sectors, linking them together to provide children, young people and families with the support they need when and where they need it. SCVO now seeks an energetic and talented individual to co-ordinate, develop and grow this Partnership. Sandwell’s Early Help Strategy has been developed by representatives from a wide range of different organisations in Sandwell, including schools, health workers, voluntary and community organisations, Sandwell Police and Fire, and Sandwell Council Children’s Services. All agencies share a commitment to work together to achieve the shared ambitions for children and families in the borough. The Strategy defines ‘Early Help’ as an approach to working with children and families who are below the threshold of targeted and social care intervention (in essence, ‘universal’ services), but who require help that may involve more than one organisation that stops problems emerging and supports families to improve their situation. Sandwell Early Help Partnership is an evolving membership group of organisations that make a commitment to working more closely together, sharing good practice and promoting their support more widely. Working within SCVO, the umbrella organisation for the voluntary and community sector in Sandwell, and alongside colleagues within member organisations, the Co-ordinator will grow the membership, foster new relationships between agencies, create opportunities for frontline staff to connect with each other, and promote the local offer to young people and families through marketing, including the new Sandwell Family Life website. SCVO is looking for a self-confident and dynamic ‘people person’ with strong organisational and all-round skills. The successful candidate will be an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal qualities, and the drive and flexibility to manage this ambitious and developing project. Remuneration: a competitive package that includes: Salary: NJC SCP 29 (currently £26,470) plus 6% employer contribution stakeholder pension. Working hours: 37 hours per week (with flexible, regular out-of-hours working). Holidays: 28 days per annum, plus bank holidays. Contract: fixed-term initially until end of March 2019, (pending confirmation of extension to March 2020).