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Information and Engagement Worker
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 1596
  • Published: Fri 30/09/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/10/2022, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £30,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: London

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Information and Engagement Worker

Starting salary: £30,893 per annum
Job Level: Level 3, Zone 1
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Permanent
Closing date: Sunday 16th October 2022 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: Provisional interview dates Monday 7th & Wednesday 9th November 2022
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion 

About us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you.

We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

The role

We are looking for an exceptional Information and Engagement Worker to work across the borough to promote early years services, to actively engage families in services and to provide information to ensure parents can make informed choices for their child and family.

The post holder will be responsible for providing information to parents and carers, other council departments and partner agencies. They will undertake outreach and engagement work with parents, particularly those facing barriers to accessing services and at most risk of poor outcomes whilst supporting parents to influence service delivery and take up community leadership roles.

The post holder will also play a key role in building a wide range of highly effective ongoing partnerships with colleagues, partners and parents across Early Years’ Service and the wider Camden borough.

We encourage applications from all backgrounds and welcome conversations prior to applying please contact Sophie Jobbings (sophie.jobbings@camden.gov.uk)

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity it is essential the successful candidate has experience of working in early years services, including direct contact with families. A candidate will need to demonstrate an ability to develop and sustain partnerships e.g. through delivery of information sessions in a community base.

The ideal candidate will have an in depth knowledge and experience of the working with families with children 0-5 years and the factors affecting child and family outcomes and the building blocks for improved education and health outcomes for families. You will have good knowledge of the barriers experienced by disadvantaged families in accessing services.

You will have a working knowledge of the Childcare Act 2006, other relevant legislation, policy, research evidence, frameworks and guidance relating to childcare and early education provision and the early years e.g. The First 1001 Days, EYFS, Ofsted framework for early years, early intervention and prevention principles and best practice. You will have a good knowledge of child development in Early Years and the role of Early Years in improving outcomes for children and families. You will have a good knowledge of policies, procedures and practice of Safeguarding, child protection and Health and Safety.

Additionally you will have effective communication skills, both written and spoken, with the ability to build successful, positive relationships with parents and others, using inclusive, respectful and non-judgemental approaches. You will have experience of working within a multi cultural environment.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: http://camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/9773985/file/document?inline

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: https://www.camdenjobs.co.uk/inclusion-and-diversity

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG