Head of Early Help
6 month interim contract
£500 – £600 per day inside IR35
London Borough Authority
An exciting new opportunity offered as an initial 6 month interim role as additional capacity to work in tandem with the current Head of Early Help to help deliver strategic improvements in partnership working across the council wide service.
Currently the service is facing a huge demand of referrals per month and a large part of this role is supporting the re-education of partnership and give the tools to support children at the edge of care.
My client will be holding skype/telephone interviews taking place next week for a start date in July.
What you’ll be doing

  • There has been really effective partnership engagement across the council wide service but there is a dependency up on the authority from partners to offer the full service and CYP are being immediately referred/sign posted – the authority wants to drive partner engagement
  • Service is all age 0-19 and your role will cover the full Early Help portfolio
  • Moving to a new recording system to support partners that is already used internally but responsibilities to push the roll out to partners.
  • Look for delivery of improved partnership engagement and give them the tools to support CYP before referring to the authority
  • Through the another service, some interventions are commissioned to the likes of housing and autism services/organisations. Role will encompass some quality check and contract management with the partners in line with commissioners.

Experience required

  • Social care qualification not essential
  • Must have Strategic and operational leadership in Head of Service for Early Help role previously – must be able to hit the ground running.
  • Key skills in leadership and positives improving the quality/impact of partnerships must be clearly demonstrated.
  • Must have experience operating and leading services as Head of Service level or higher to be considered
  • Be able to demonstrate experience of managing large and complex budgets.
  • Available references for most recent 2 year’s roles.

If you’re interested in discussing this opportunity in more detail or know someone who this may be of interest to, please contact me on 0117 3137110 or apply today.
(We offer a senior referral scheme upon successful placement of your recommendation so please do get in contact)

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Managing this role

Jade Fisher

Senior Consultant - Children’s Social Care