Senior Project Manager – Children and Young People’s Services
£53,514 - £65,388
Remote Working, Newham Dockside
Closing date: 21/08/2022
We Are Newham
We Are Children and Young People’s Services
We are Recruiting
Newham is an ambitious and vibrant borough, proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures in the country, with 220 languages spoken amongst our residents. Newham is an exciting and progressive place to live and work, and as an organisation we are committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do.
Newham Children and Young People’s Services (CYPS) provides a stimulating and dynamic work environment; the borough has recently seen an impressive investment in services for young people and is the first borough in London to establish a Children and Young People’s Commissioner. Newham is ambitious to become the best place for children and young people through the ‘Towards a Better Newham’ programme, led by our elected Mayor. 2021 will be Newham’s Year of the Young Person, when we will celebrate the achievements and aspirations of children and young people across the borough.
Our ambition is to make Newham a ‘Centre of Excellence’ for Children’s Social Care by 2023. Critical to achieving this goal is to invest in our workforce and having the right roles to support change and improvement.
ABOUT THE ROLE
In this vital role you will work in the change and improvement team and drive through positive change across our services, positively impacting our children, families, young people and communities. This role will deliver on a range of complex projects across the directorate, with a greater focus on ensuring we can deliver, demonstrate and evidence the impact of SEND Improvement.
This role will help sharpen our focus, harness our strengths, and identify opportunities to ensure our children and young people can thrive. The role will deliver additional problem-solving capacity and the ability to think differently.
Working collaboratively across the directorate and wider Council, the core priorities of the role will be to drive innovative service improvements aligned to corporate priorities; ensure the broad range of strategies and services delivered by Children and Young People Services (CYPS) collectively work towards enhancing the lives of everyone working and living in our borough. You will identify opportunities to increase efficiency, with accountability for savings delivery and service delivery whilst supporting the continuous improvement agenda.
We are looking for long term, sustainable change. You will have demonstrable experience of delivering on a range of key policies and strategies, ensuring that projects of change, innovation and transformation making an impact and last.
Experience of delivering change and innovative initiatives across a broad range of services in a complex environment will be second nature. An understanding of the children's services across social care and education, will contribute to your ability to deliver complex activity.
You will be able to positively engage with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders in change processes and have successfully delivered large-scale operational saving initiatives whilst driving service improvement.
Inspiring innovation and partnership working you will benefit from a collaborative management style, with the ability to engage, develop and drive services to achieve operational excellence, increasing efficiency and productivity.
Ultimately, we are looking for you to embrace change, seize opportunities and disrupt what is normal, to deliver positive outcomes for children and young people within the borough.
Please apply through our recruitment portal, being sure to submit a supporting statement and CV. The supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the relevant requirements listed in the person specification in the job description.
Shortlisting decisions will be based on candidates' relevant experience (CV) and on candidates' suitability for the role in line with the person specification as described in their supporting statement.
Closing date: 21/08/2022 at 23:59
Interviews will be held ASAP after the closing date
We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.
The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
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