Hillingdon Council: Putting our Residents first.
Having just remodelled our children's centre programme to create a more flexible service that incorporates the Family Information Service and the Portage Service, we are now looking to complete our leadership team.
We are seeking to appoint an innovative, dynamic and experienced professional to lead the service and contribute to strategies and initiatives to progress and identify further opportunities for engaging with health and community partners.
About the role
As Service Manager for children's centres, you will provide line management for the Locality Lead officers, responsible for coordinating the delivery of services from our network of 16 centres, as well our programme of outreach to community settings. This role reports to the Head of Child and Family Development Services.
You will join a supportive, professional environment, driven by a commitment to deliver excellent services to children and families in the early years.
You will be a confident, able and knowledgeable individual with a strong understanding of the needs of young children and their families, and significant knowledge of child protection and safeguarding.
Senior Management experience is essential, and a significant proportion of this experience should be within children, young people and family services. You will also have experience of working in partnership with stakeholders from health, education and social care.
Finally, you will have knowledge and understanding of the policies, legislation and theory surrounding the provision of early intervention services, specifically early years, childcare and Children's Centres. Knowledge of Ofsted standards and requirements is also vital.
Please see the attached job profile for more information.