Are you someone who cares about high quality training and workforce development? Are you self-motivated but like to work as part of a small and dynamic team? Do you have the ability to build a workforce development strategy for an exciting transformation programme for family services in the city?
If this sounds like something you would be interested in, then this could be the role for you.
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).
This is a great opportunity to join an exciting change programme and work for a council that is committed to providing a fairer city with a more sustainable future.
For an informal discussion, please contact Stephen Woodward, Family Hubs Programme Manager on 07514722848
Fixed term until March 2024
Interview Date: 12th December
This role is available as a secondment to internal applicants in line with our secondment policy.
About the role
As Family Hubs Workforce Development Officer on this programme, you will be responsible for designing and delivering a workforce development plan to ensure high-quality learning and development opportunities are consistently available to professionals and volunteers working with families within Family Hubs and the Early Help sector.
You will use your awareness of the needs and issues facing families and children to identify and commission providers able to deliver engaging training in a variety of different formats (e-learning, briefings etc)
The role will also involve ensuring all workforce development activity associated with Family Hubs is evaluated effectively using feedback from professionals and families to ensure continuous improvement.
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
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)
Encouraging a diverse workforce
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.