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Senior Project Manager House Project

Employer: Islington Council

  • Reference: SSC/4786/DS
  • Published on: Wed 30/08/2017 23:59 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 18/09/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Temporary, Contract
  • Hours: Full time 35 hours per week
  • Salary: P08 £53,088 - £56,112 p.a.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London
The House Project is a company run by young people in and leaving care. It puts them in charge of their own homes, with the holistic support they need to achieve successful independence. Developing young people’s ownership, independence and responsibility is at the heart of the House Project. The House Project is driven by the belief that young people themselves have the energy and imagination necessary to transform the system. It is our job to support and channel this energy safely. The House Project has been developed by Stoke on Trent Council with Phase 1 Innovation Funding from the Government. In Stoke ten young people aged 16 and over were in charge of a housing co-operative and training and support was provided to enable them to achieve success. Phase 2 Innovation funding has been secured from the Department of Education for the development of a Hub and support to 5 partner Local Authorities including Islington to develop their own version of the House Project that meets local needs whilst holding true to the main principles and vision of the Stoke House project. The Project Manager is responsible for the delivery of the ‘House Project ‘in Islington in such a way that the core purpose of the project - to empower young people to take control of their own housing co-operative and acquire through this the job and life skills necessary for healthy, happy and independent adulthood - is achieved. We are looking for someone who has substantial project management experience, is innovative, flexible, can effectively work alongside young people, partner agencies and senior leaders and who has a passion for improving outcomes for young people. The post holder will have excellent understanding of the issues facing looked after children and care leavers. You will be joining a Children’s service that in July 2017 OFSTED rated as good with outstanding leadership. Islington is one of eight Departments for Education Partners in Practice sites across the country. Our Innovation Project is developing an evidenced-based practice model which focuses on facilitating meaningful and sustainable change for children and families. Enhanced Level DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post. For further information about the role please contact Karen Gibbings, Head of Service looked after children on 0207 527 7236 Closing date: Monday 18th September 2017 at 23:59 Interview dates: Friday 29th September 2017

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