Job Title: Head of Supporting Families Service
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Hours: Full time, 35 per week (Please note, this may include some evenings, weekends, and holidays).
We have an exciting new vacancy to join Centre 404’s senior management team as Head of Service for Supporting Families. The team work with family carers of children and adults who have a learning disability and offer advice, training, support and events throughout the year.
This is a fantastic opportunity to lead and develop the work carried out by the Supporting Families service, identify areas for growth, and contribute to the development of Centre 404’s provisions and strategic vision as a whole. You can find the job description and person specification for this role here.
The role will involve balancing multiple priorities, including strategic planning as well as some hands-on work alongside the rest of the team, ensuring a user-led approach is maintained at all times and involving carers in decision-making structures. There is ample scope for development, identifying any gaps in existing provisions and expanding services accordingly.
In addition to the above, the Head of Service will oversee the relevant quality standards, ensuring these are adhered to and that they comply with funder and organisational requirements. They will also lead and motivate a small team of dedicated staff, providing regular support and supervision, and clear objectives and direction for the service.
Ideal candidates will have experience of delivering robust work programmes, setting measurable targets for staff, with an ability to form effective professional relationships with a range of stakeholders, both internal and external. Experience working within the SEND Code of Practice is essential. Strong organisational skills, a proactive approach to problem solving and the ability to think strategically are also key to this role. You can find background information on the role by clicking here.
Want to know more? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at email@example.com or on 0207 607 8762.
How to apply: Please submit a CV along with a cover statement (either within the email itself or as an attachment) addressing the following: “Tell us more about why you are interested in this role and what you would bring to this post in terms of your knowledge, skills and experience”. Please ensure you refer to the person specification in your statement and explain how you meet the criteria. We would also appreciate if you could complete a diversity monitoring survey.
Closing date: Monday 4th October 2021, 09:00 AM. Please note, applications will be shortlisted on a rolling basis and the closing date may be bought forward if a successful candidate is found prior to 4th October 2021.
Centre 404 is dedicated to staff development and supervision and we will provide a detailed induction and on-going training and support. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and we are looking to recruit people who share these values.
We are dedicated to providing a meaningful and rewarding work environment, as well as offering a range of perks and benefits for our staff to enjoy; a list of what we have to offer is included here: https://centre404.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Staff-Benefits-and-Perks-Nov-2019.pdf
Centre 404 is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Charity ref number 299889