Posted 2 weeks ago

Interim Transformation Programme Manager required to drive system wide change through a passion and commitment to an early intervention and prevention approach that supports the Council’s ambition to be the best place for children and young people.

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership on relevant programmes and projects. Lead the programme encouraging innovation and supporting change.
  • Ensure the development and delivery of the programme plan in line with the Council’s objectives and targets.
  • Build strategic relationships with stakeholders and effectively influence to deliver improved services and outcomes for residents.
  • Manage people, delegated budgets and other resources, utilising them innovatively and creatively to benefit residents, ensuring expenditure is contained within budget and risk and need are balanced, to deliver the best outcomes for service users.

The Council is a vibrant inner-city borough with excellent transport links to the rest of London and South-East England, including Kent, Essex, Surrey and Middlesex. 72% of the population are from ethnic communities, contributing to 220 languages being spoken in the area. With children and young people being 37% of the population the Council are proud to be home to one of the youngest and most diverse cultures across the country, it is an exciting and challenging borough that is committed to putting people at the heart of everything we do.

The Council is changing rapidly, benefiting from significant investment, creating new jobs, homes and opportunities for all.  The Council has been given £107 million in funding through the ‘Building Council Homes for Londoners’ programme, supporting the construction of 1,100 new homes by 2022. From this the Council expects to see an additional 2,500 jobs created over the next decade, injecting £1.5 billion to the local economy.

Their aim is to make the area the best place for a child and young person to grow up, be safe and provide the environment and support for them to reach their full potential. To do this they shape their services informed by their young people’s voice and adopt a proactive approach to youth safety, youth provision, early years and children’s health, which puts children first and ensures this flows like DNA throughout the council and the borough.

Their success will ensure children and young people are happy, healthy and safe; through strong foundations by building the best start in life, supporting and opening opportunities for them allowing them to thrive and become resilient adults.

The council has made large investments in youth services providing safe spaces, trusted adults and extra support for their health and mental wellbeing, and arranging events and activities to keep our teenagers safe and champion their voice

This role will be instrumental in driving the development and delivery of key programmes in the Brighter Futures directorate and across a defined set of interdependent projects. With a primary responsibility for the following

  • Early Help Transformation and Programme delivery design, implementation and delivery including the development of an Estates Based offer.
  • Covid-19 Over-represented Children Pathfinder.

Ultimately the role takes responsibility for directly delivering the key assigned projects, working closely with Brighter Futures DMT, Transformation Programme Team and key stakeholder; as well as drawing on resources from a wide-range of multi-disciplinary teams. Our projects are centred on delivering better outcomes to residents and working to ensure the financial sustainability of the council.

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Education & Children, Projects & Programme Management

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