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Strategic Programme Manager - Youth Safety
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: LBN02333-37890
  • Published: Tue 17/03/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 01/04/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £51,309 - £62,697 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Newham Dockside

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Strategic Programme Manager - Youth Safety

The London Borough of Newham is committed to putting young people at the heart of everything we do. The Mayor and Members have agreed amazing plans to make Newham the best place for Children and Young people. As part of this ambitious plan there is the expansion of the youth engagement services, focus on children’s health, early help and keeping our children safe.
To support this work we are looking for two experienced individuals in Programme Management who share our passion and imagination to advance this. Working with our Corporate Director, Children and Young People’s Commissioner, the Mayor, Members and other key stakeholders you will help us advance and deliver this change.

Strategic Programme Manager ( Fixed Term 2 years)

Salary: £51,309 - £62,697pa

You will be responsible for:

• The design and delivery of a comprehensive programme of service transformation as part of the Youth Safety Board
• Playing a leading role in influencing across systems and will drive systems leadership and change.
• Working directly with Corporate Directors, Service Directors, Service Managers (from across the Council) and the Mayor and Lead Cabinet Members to develop the capacity for the delivery of transformational change through the Youth Safety and related agendas.
• Co-ordinating and overseeing the effective governance work of a cross partnership Youth Safety Board and the various subsidiary work streams of the Board
• Leading on the co-ordination and effective implementation of the cross-directorate and cross partnership Youth Safety Board
• Supporting the Youth Safety Board in improving the effective co-ordination and alignment of services to ensure that Newham is the best place for children and young people in the country

Newham’s Youth Service has excellent opportunities for people who have a successful track record and experience of working with young people. In addition, we are particularly looking for an individual who has the following experience:
• Comprehensive understanding of current policy issues in relation to Youth Safety
• Extensive knowledge of a systemic whole systems approach to dealing with social policy issues
• Extensive knowledge of service redesign, service improvement and good practice and change
• Extensive knowledge of programme management frameworks for risk management and benefit realisation
• Excellent record of developing positive relationships and influencing major stakeholders across a large public sector organisations
• Excellent record of developing positive relationships and influencing major stakeholders across a large public sector organisations
• Excellent experience in working within a political environment
• Significant experience of programme management and managing demanding and competing priorities in a rapidly changing environment

Whilst the specific skills and experience set out within the person specification for this role are important to us, what is even more important is your attitude, your passion, your drive and your commitment to making a positive difference to Newham’s young people. We also welcome secondments to this role.

Interview Date: 16th April 2020

Please contact for any further information relating to this post.

The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.

Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 0203 373 0909.