Location: Norwich, Norfolk (with home working)
Salary: £49,200 - £52,000 with a maximum rate of £56,000 based on performance (pay scales for 2023-24 under review)
Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time
Closing Date: Monday 27 February 2023
Are you looking for a new challenge and would like to join a team where you can work with like minded people to really make a difference to the lives of children and young people who are in care and leaving care? Do you believe that by co-producing services, valuing and trusting your team and being aspirational helps get the best outcomes? Do you like the idea of working for a vibrant local voluntary organisation where you can really have an impact and help shape the vision for care and leaving care services? Would you like to be part of the leadership team for our forward thinking charity? If so, we would love you to hear from you!
About the role
You will be taking on the line management of our community services, which currently includes our fostering service, family assessment centre, therapeutic team and our leaving care service but this may be subject to change in the future.
Here at Break we love delivering amazing services for children and young people and there are currently 270 across care services and you will sit as part of the care leadership team alongside a team of 8 brilliant people! Our team are committed to providing care, support, and a brighter future for local children, young people, and families who need us, for as long as they need us. As an innovator in transition support for young people leaving care, we also have a range of residential services, a therapeutic service, a family assessment centre, a fostering agency and services for disabled children and their families. Our work allows some of the most vulnerable children and young people locally to stay in their communities and near the people who are important to them.
Our approach is unique. Our services are trauma-informed and co-production is at the very heart of everything we do. Our charitable status means we are able to offer wraparound support which goes above and beyond to the young people we care for. This wraparound support doesn’t stop once they’ve left our service, it’s a lifelong offer meaning that we keep our connections with young adults as they turn 18 and are available to them for as long as they need us.
We aspire to excellence and employ experienced, resilient, skilful and creative senior managers to inspire our service delivery and provide support to our teams.
It is a great time to join Break as we are one year into our three-year care strategy informed by our staff, management teams and, most importantly, the children and young people we support. It focuses in on four key areas: staying local to communities, being ambitious for our young people, staff and services, delivering high quality services and using our charitable income to add value.
In your role, you’ll have access to the following benefits:
Full details of the role, including a job description and person specification can be found within the ‘documents’ section at the top of this page.
Closing date: 26/02/2023
Interview date: 03/03/2023
The first interview will be a Safe Care/ Warner style interview. If successful after the first interview, candidates will then be expected to attend a formal interview which will include a young people’s panel and presentation.
We would really like to hear from you before you apply so please contact Rachel Leslie, Director of Care Services on 07931 561256 or email Rachel.Leslie@break-charity.org.
Break operate services for vulnerable children and families and we need to ensure that we take steps to protect both them and our staff teams from the transmission of the Covid 19 virus. It is therefore a requirement for all staff unless they provide evidence of an appropriate medical exemption to be able to meet at least two of the following three requirements 1) Maintain a full vaccination status (including any recommend booster injections) 2) Undertake LFT / PCR or other approved Covid tests as required 3) Wear PPE including e.g. face masks when requested.
To comply with the Immigration Asylum & Nationality Act 2006 and additional amendments, and UK Visa's and Immigration (UKVI) requirements, all prospective employees will be asked to supply evidence of eligibility to work in the UK. We will ask to see and take a copy of an appropriate official document as set out in the UKVI guidelines. Do not send anything now, further information will be sent to you should you be invited to interview.
We are committed to equality of opportunity. Your current immigration status will not be taken into account when assessing your application against the selection criteria for the post. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.
This job is also known as: Leadership, Children, Children in Care, Children’s Care Services, Care Head, Head of Service, Head of Care, Care, Children’s Social Care
Full details and application documents here
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