Are you a creative and strategic thinker? Are you skilled at communicating with different audiences? Do you want to use these skills to help impact the lives of some of the most disadvantages families and children in Brighton & Hove?
If so, we’d welcome your application to become our Family Hubs Communications and Engagement Officer.
Following an extensive review, Brighton and Hove is developing Family Hubs as the delivery model for Early Help services across the city. Family Hubs will provide seamless accessible support to families with children aged 0-19 (25 with SEND).
An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead the communications and engagement work in the Family Hubs transformation programme for Brighton and Hove.
For an informal discussion, please contact Stephen Woodward, Family Hubs Programme Manager on 07514722848
Fixed term until March 2024
This role is available as a secondment to internal applicants in line with our secondment policy.
Interview date: 16th December
About the role
This role sits within the newly established Family Hubs transformation team, brought together to implement a new Family Hubs model of early help for children and families.
As Family Hubs Communications and Engagement Officer on this programme you will be a key member of the new transformation team and will take a lead on developing and delivering a communications and engagement plan.
You will be aware of the needs and issues facing families and children and will be dedicated to giving them a loud voice in the decisions that will affect them in relation to the Family Hubs transformation.
You’ll be strategic and a keen storyteller, able to understand the Family Hubs model and communicate the benefits of this transition to residents, senior managers and wider stakeholders using a variety of different media and communications channels.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
Part office / part home – hybrid - We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
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Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.