The role

About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

About the Team:

The Transformation service, based within the Family Early Help service, works to ensure we excel with transformation of early help services. Improving outcomes for children and their families by influencing major, complex and cross departmental programmes. Delivering on the expectations set nationally and locally to ensure that our practice and frameworks in Southwark achieves regional and national recognition for excellence.

Responsible for the development of performance information, business intelligence and customer insight to inform the delivery of innovative service led improvement across Children’s Services and promote this work with stakeholders across the council, partner agencies and regional/national forums.

Engaging other council departments, partners and stakeholders in family early help provision to achieve sustainable demand management outcomes in statutory children’s services.

In this dynamic, fast changing role, much of your success will be guided by how well you collaborate with others to deliver outcomes. 

The Role:

The role is required to ensure we are able to progress on our journey and maximise the funding available to us through the national Supporting Families programme, funding until 2025 has been provided on an indicative basis, therefore it is likely that the FTC will be extended to March 2025.

The role is based in the Transformation Service, which sits in the wider Family Early Help and Youth Justice service of Children’s Services. The service is responsible for the localised delivery of the Supporting Families (SF) programme, Southwark is currently one of the highest performing areas on this programme, maintaining this high performance is key to maximise on the funding available to us. The service is responsible for leading on the development of our Community Early Help offer and building a strong evidence base that demonstrates our obsession for improving outcomes with children and their families.

Benefits and more information:

Recruitment timetable

Application Closing Date - 10.07.2022

Interview and Assessment Date - 21.07.2022

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.