Salary: £30,000 per annum FTE plus 6% contributory pension scheme
Location: Home-based/remote working, with travel within the region(s) required. There will be occasional travel to the Anna Freud Centre, 4-8 Rodney Street, London N1 9JH. Four regions available: North West, Yorkshire & Humber, East Midlands, and East of England
Working hours: Part-time (between 7-28 hours per week; 7 hours per region, up to four regions per post)
Contract duration: Permanent
Overview of the post
We have just launched the National Centre for Family Hubs (NCFH). This is a really exciting time to join the team and help shape the direction of the project. The post-holder will work with the Programme Manager and other Regional Coordinators in the NCFH team to enable the effective dissemination of expertise and iterative learning from best practice around Family Hubs to Local Authorities and other stakeholders within their region(s). The Regional Coordinators will closely with Local Authorities and other partners involved in the development of family hubs in the region.
The National Centre is a virtual resource hub and learning network (supported by a series of dissemination events) to champion family hubs and spread best practice/evidence on integrated family service models to Local Authorities across England. A core priority of the NCFH is equity, diversity and inclusion and it will be a key part of this role to champion the voices of minoritised groups.
The post-holder will sit within the Early Years and Prevention Department in the Clinical Division at the Centre, which takes a cultural-attachment-trauma lens to its work. As such, the role may at times be exposed to the themes of the clinical work we do at the Centre, which can be distressing.
The post would be suited to a resilient, motivated, politically-aware, organised, creative, outward-looking individual, adept in developing relationships and networks to influence local policy and practice.
Purpose of the post
- Developing and maintaining relationships with Local Authorities in the region(s) to support the implementation of Family Hubs in their area;
- Coordinating regional events to disseminate learning and best practice around Family Hubs for regional stakeholders;
- Coordinate Action Learning Sets for stakeholders on the Family Hub adoption journey within the region(s);
- Coordinate the relationship with Local Authority stakeholders;
- Establishing, nurturing and maintaining positive internal relationships with collaborating departments and functions across the Centre, including with the Communications and Training teams, and with the Applied Research and Evaluation Division;
- Managing external relationships with collaborating partners, stakeholders and commissioners in the region(s) relevant to the programme.
Duties and responsibilities
The post-holder will be required to:
- Develop relationships with key Local Authority stakeholders across the region(s) to gather and share best practice and evidence-based support related to implementing Family Hubs in their area;
- Work with the Programme Manager and the Centre’s Training team to ensure that the training and event workstream is tailored to the needs of the Local Authority stakeholders in your region(s);
- Utilise relationships with Local Authorities to engage them in Action Learning Sets and coordinate these with the Programme Manager and the Centre’s Training team; • Deliver presentations at internal and external meetings, events and conferences; • Ensure that work is appropriately prioritised;
- Undertake training and development activities as required for post-holder’s own professional development;
- Carry out other relevant duties as required.
- Maintain an awareness of and actively follow and promote the Centre’s policies, including Equal Opportunities, Health and Safety, Safeguarding and Information Governance;
- Complete all Centre mandatory training, including but not limited to Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities and Information Governance, within the required timescales;
- The welfare of the children, young people and vulnerable adults who come into contact with our services either directly or indirectly is paramount and all staff have a responsibility to ensure that best practice is followed, including compliance with statutory requirements.
To be noted
This is not an exhaustive list of tasks; the post-holder will be asked to undertake any other ad hoc tasks commensurate with the scope and purpose of this post.
This job description reflects the present requirements of the post, and as duties and responsibilities change/develop, the job description will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post-holder.
The post-holder will be required to have a DBS disclosure which the Centre will apply for.
Please specify which region(s) you are applying for in your supporting statement. You can choose up to four regions, with 7 hours per week available per region (a maximum of 28 hours per week).
Please email Recruitment@annafreud.org if you require assistance or experience difficulties in applying. Please note all our posts require candidates to have the Right to Work in the UK at the time of applying and we do not hold a sponsorship licence.
Closing date for applications
Midday (12pm), Monday 17 January 2022.
Notification of interview
Shortlisted applicants will be notified no later than Thursday 20 January 2022.
Please note: due to volume of applications expected, we will be unable to notify unsuccessful candidates.
Interviews will be held on Tuesday 25 January and Thursday 27 January 2022.
- Salary Offer £30,000 per annum FTE plus 6% contributory pension scheme
- Experience 2 - 5 Years
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