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Senior Practitioner Children’s Centre & Early Years
  • Employer: Rutland County Council
  • Reference: PEO/0819/31299
  • Published: Wed 28/08/2019, 13:55 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 23/09/2019, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £35,934 - £38,813
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Rutland - Oakham, Rutland

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Senior Practitioner Children’s Centre & Early Years

Senior Practitioner Children’s Centre & Early Years

Permanent, Full Time (37 hrs/week)

Scale PO2 £35,934 - £38,813


Do you have leadership and management experience gained in an early intervention, community development or social care setting?

Who you are… We are looking for an experienced manager to oversee the development of our Children’s Centre and Early Years’ Service. You will be responsible for designing and coordinating a range of early and targeted interventions within our community hubs, creating an accessible and holistic offer which provides support for children and families at the earliest stages.

What we need from you… You will be responsible for the management of a small and vibrant team based at our Children’s Centre in Oakham and as such you will be an effective leader who is able to support the team to be confident and reflective practitioners. Passionate and committed, you will think creatively and innovate, inspiring those in your team as well as children and families. You will have a strong understanding of how early help services can best be delivered to make a difference for children and families.

What we offer in return… Work that makes a difference to people’s lives within this beautiful county, in addition to structured salary reviews, local government pension scheme, discounted access to ‘Active Rutland’ keep fit activities and Flexi-Time to name just a few!

We act as ‘One Council’ in all we do, with each of us working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers every day – if you share this ethos then we very much want to hear from you.

The successful applicant for this post will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

What to do now… Please visit for more information about this role. For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kevin Quinn, Service Manager Early Intervention, SEND and Inclusion 01572 758292 or email:

The closing date for applications is 23 September 2019 and interviews will take place on 07 October 2019 - please follow the links to apply online. Alternatively you can contact one of the HR team for an application pack, email: or call 01527 758291.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview details, will usually be sent out via email. If you require documentation/correspondence in an alternative format, please contact the HR team.

Rutland County Council is committed to Equality and Diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Everyone at Rutland County Council has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults and for ensuring that they are protected from harm.