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Assistant Head of Service - Early Help & Prevention
  • Employer: Birmingham Children's Trust
  • Reference: BCT/23/224960
  • Published: Thu 12/01/2023, 16:24 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 29/01/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £47,573 - £58,981
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham, Birmingham

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Assistant Head of Service - Early Help & Prevention


Birmingham Children’s Trust continues to go from strength to strength. We are the largest provider of family support and social care services for children, young people and families in the country. Our goal is to become a centre of excellence in both social work and family support.

We are looking for a driven and forward-thinking Assistant Heads of Service to lead our dedicated and passionate workforce alongside colleagues in our Early Help Services. In this role you will have the opportunity to join us in our exciting new road to improved practice performance, we never sit back due to our creative and innovative approach. Working closely with Birmingham Voluntary sector and partners. We are proud of our stable and secure services.

You’ll play a lead role in ensuring that your service area leads the way on consistent good quality practice and performance, your decision-making skills will reflect our relationship-based, trauma informed practice model.  You will provide your team managers with mentoring and professional support and advice, sharing your wealth of leadership knowledge and skills on being a great leader of management, process and case management.

About you….

This is a key leadership role in our organisation, so naturally we’re looking for extensive experience of leading and managing diverse teams, as well as a background previously working with families who need help, working with statutory bodies and voluntary agencies within Early Help threshold, having a clear understanding on what interventions families need to make a sustained improved change.

You must hold a relevant professional qualification relating to children, young people and families.

Accredited management training and/or management qualification

Your qualifications will be complemented by your exceptional skillset – including substantial experience of working in a senior leadership role including improving service quality leading services areas, maintaining positive relationships, effective communication, sound concise judgement, analytical thinking, teamwork and inclusivity in your approach.

About Us…..why we are different as a Trust….

We know and understand that working in social care is hard work and challenging at times, that’s why we reward you with a very attractive employment offer. 

Alongside regular supervision, access to training and shared learning, mental health and well-being support, we offer a wider range of benefits available including pension, a generous annual leave package with 29 days leave plus bank holidays; Car Leasing Scheme; to name a few. 

Our Values

We are one team. We support and motivate each other; we work together and we respect each other. We each have an important role to play.

If you would like to be part of our passionate and dedicated Children’s Trust and are committed to continuous and innovative practice improvement, then don’t hesitate and apply today. 

For an informal discussion about the post please contact:

Head of service for Early Help & Prevention- Jaya Naghen on mobile 07919 293665

Interviews to be held on:

6th February 2023 and 8th February 2023.