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Childrens Centre Cluster Manager

Term Entry
Type Hours
Full Time (37 hours per week)
Monday to Friday
Hedon Childrens Centre, George Street, Hedon, HU12 8JH (Some travel may be required)
Closing date
Job closes on 17 August
Interview date
Interviews are To be confirmed
Service area
Service area: Childrens Safeguarding Services
Job reference
Job reference: CYSS001043
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The job itself

A great and exciting opportunity has arisen for a self-motivated and committed individual who is passionate about improving outcomes for children to join our 0-19 children’s service.

The Cluster Manager role is pivotal to the provision of early help and preventative support for families with young children. We are looking for a passionate, dedicated person to join the Children’s Centre leadership team to support continuous service improvement by leading a team and managing a busy Children’s Centre in Hedon and managing two Centre Leaders working in Hornsea and Withernsea and surrounding reach area to enhance the Early Help and Prevention work being delivered.

East Riding Children’s Centres are responsible for delivering, coordinating and supporting a range of services for children and their parents and carers, from pregnancy and beyond. The service delivers and supports high quality early education, family support service for families with children and offers a pathway of services with a focus on the 1001 critical days.

Our model

‘You can, I can, We can’

We have created a bespoke practice model that reflects and connects our vision, our value base and our behaviour as one East Riding of Yorkshire approach to working with children, young people and their families, which is nurtured and grown from within East Riding of Yorkshire CYPSSS and owned by our workforce.

We remain committed to Signs of Safety as a practice framework, but this will be set within a much wider, values based, model of practice that clearly connects Signs of Safety much more clearly with the East Riding value base, and our overall approach to making and sustaining relationships with children, families and communities.

Without a well embedded model, there is nothing to centre our practice on to ensure that, while the work may be different, all our teams are grounded in the same values, beliefs, theories and approaches. Having a well-developed practice model helps to create a common language for the service and enables everyone to understand how we go about doing the right things, in the right way and for the right reasons for children and their families.

The right candidate will:

Contribute to the Quality of Practice agenda within the Directorate to help embed and promote a culture that leads to high quality and impact focused outcomes for children, young people and their families in East Riding of Yorkshire.

Have the drive and ambition to lead a team and the development of the Children’s Centre in response to local need to deliver effective preventative services for families.

Lead change, be innovative and be solution focused.

Contribute towards service development within a multi-agency context.

Have the ability to effectively engage with partner agencies to develop an integrated service.

Enable and sustain highly effective partnerships working with a wide range of services and organisations within the locality, leading and coordinating a Locality Partnerships.

Use data and information and working with families and communities to develop an in-depth understanding of the needs of families in the locality, ensuring there is a coherent and responsive pathway of services from pregnancy to age 5, to meet need and improve outcomes.

Manage a staff team and effectively support and supervise staff in their role.

Need to be familiar with the policy and guidance related to Children’s Centres and Family Hubs

About you:

Must hold a degree level qualification

Experience of working with families

You will be an inspirational leader and an exemplary practitioner who can motivate and challenge staff to provide good quality practice for families in diverse communities.

Have some awareness of 0-19 children’s service and be willing to further enhance your knowledge in this area.

Understand the importance of role modelling and mentoring within the team.

Be organised, enthusiastic, flexible and inspirational for the team you lead with lots of energy.

Be able to prioritise your workload and work to deadlines, in a fast-paced demanding role.

Have excellent skills in building effective teams, using your initiative, be forward thinking.

You will be joining a dynamic leadership team who work in a high support and high challenge environment, who are committed to deliver the best service to our community and are proud to have achieved the UNICEF Baby Friendly Gold Award.

If you meet all these qualities, have the right value base, are a good communicator and can make the most of opportunities for integrated working what are you waiting for? Apply now and make a difference.


Want to know more?

Get in touch for more information.

Alison Allenby
Childrens Centre Cluster Manager
01482 565560
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Pay and reward

The Council is undertaking a review of pay and reward as part of its ambitions to attract and retain employees by having effective pay and development structures in place to support modern ways of working and to support the provision of Council services which meet local priorities. Please note that the future terms and conditions of this post may change following the outcome of this review.

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Some travel across East Riding of Yorkshire may be required, applicants must be able to transport themselves.

DBS/Medical check

This post is subject to medical and enhanced DBS clearance.

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