Childrens Services Improvement Support Officer
It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
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About the team we are recruiting to
We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.
Children’s Services is a service area within Coventry City Council that supports children and families across the city. The Children’s Services Improvement Team work closely with the Children’s Services Senior Leadership Team to drive and deliver the strategic priorities of the services to continually improve and provide better outcomes for children.
What is the job role?
We are seeking to appoint a Children’s Services Improvement Support Officer to join a fast paced, dynamic team whose role it is to support the Children’s Services Improvement Manager in the delivery of improvement projects and priorities and the implementation of plans and strategies across the Children’s Services. This role is part time 18.5 hours for a 6-month period. please note the salary displayed is full time salary based on 37 working hours.
- Work closely with the Children’s Services Improvement Manager to support on health and wellbeing initiatives across the service
- To carry out research, benchmarking, data collection and monitor trends and cost regarding financial performance to demonstrate continuous improvement
- To undertake ad hoc projects across the service setting up processes, proving briefings and analysing information and findings and reviewing action plans
- Supporting the team with improvement events/activities and fostering innovation and new ways of working to transform, and continually improve services
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Who are we looking for?
To be successful in this role we are looking for people who:
- Have experience and the ability to promote good working relationships with a wide range of staff at all levels in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors
- Have experience of health and wellbeing initiatives that support staff wellbeing
- Have experience of supporting on health and safety projects/activities and monitoring progress and presenting information to a variety of stakeholders.
- Able to work on own initiative working under pressure, and be flexible to change
- Excellent communicator in writing and verbally and be able to adapt to relevant audiences, including senior managers, Councillors, partners on a range of issues
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Interview dates: Week commencing 27th March 2023
Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.
We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.
At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.
To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.
If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies
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