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Family Hub Team Leader

About the team we are recruiting to

Coventry’s Early Help Strategy sets out the vision for early help work in Coventry and outlines principles of practice and partnership  between all partners providing services to children and families, and is central to the Coventry vision: where children, young people and families matter. 

Coventry’s Early Help Partnership aims to reach children, young people and families when the need first emerges; and intervene when there will be the greatest impact. Family Hubs are an essential aspect of the delivery of Early help in Coventry, supporting the identification and response to emerging needs within families and their children, focusing on building resilience and providing the right help at the right time.

What is the job role?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit to the post of Family Hub Team Leader.

Your role will be to manage and lead the delivery of early help services from one of our 8 Family Hubs. This will include leading a family support team who support children and young people aged  0 – 19 years and their families.

You will be responsible for line managing a range of posts that include Family Hub Practitioners, Youth Worker, and Early Help Social Worker, and will involve working closely with a range of partners who also contribute to the delivery of  the Coventry’s Early Help Offer.

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?

You will have relevant qualification or substantial experience of working with children, young people and families and in leading and managing teams.

You will have awareness of the application of the Coventry “Right Help Right Time” threshold guidance in relation to processes and procedures particularly relating to the assessment of the needs of children and families in accordance with  Working Together (2018)

You will have the ability to lead a multidisciplinary team in order to achieve service objectives

An understanding of the needs and characteristics of children, young people and their families and of local communities.

Identify and respond appropriately to the needs of children, young people and families, leading the delivery of planning, co-coordinating, and organising targeted activities to meet their identified needs.

Ability to relate to, encourage and motivate staff, partners children, young people and families to form positive relationships.

Ability to work in partnership with families, partners and local communities in order to support sustainable change.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

All attachments for the job can be found here

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!
There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021 ! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.
We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.
As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.
Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including;

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks 

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