Salary range: £82,691 - £101,260 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 40 hours per week
Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time
London Borough of Brent: Head of Forward Planning, Performance and Partnerships
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
This is a role that will shape the future opportunities for Brent’s children and families. As a member of the senior leadership team in the Children and Young People’s department, the Head of Forward Planning, Performance and Partnerships is central to delivering on our priorities for children, establishing successful partnerships across the Council and local area.
With a range of key functions such as school place planning, school admissions, commissioning and performance within the remit of the role, this opportunity gives an ambitious candidate a wide variety of services from which to develop their career.
An ambitious and driven candidate with experience in local government or a similar sized public sector organisation, with a relevant professional qualification and a track record of achieving significant positive impact for children and young people in a comparable role.
You will already have a good understanding of relevant legislation and guidance as well as current national policy direction as it affects children and young people’s services. You will be able to demonstrate how you have built, sustained and expanded good partnership arrangements.
Alongside your strong leadership and management skills, including people, performance and budget management, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to work collaboratively, using your aptitude for negotiation and effective communication.
The role requires an ability to work at a strategic level, scanning the horizon on behalf of the department, supporting the senior management team in setting priorities for the medium and long-term.
Closing date: 7 December 2022 (23:00)
Shortlisting: 09 December 2022
Interview date: 14 December 2022 (tbc)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org