Administrative Supervisor / Team Leader / Manager
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| Salary £37107 - £41846 per annum | Fixed Term, Full Time, until 31st March 2021|37 hours per week I


The Children & Family Wellbeing Service enables children and families to access appropriate support as early as possible, to help them maintain their quality of life, prevent any problems getting worse and reduce the demand for specialist support services.


We are seeking to appoint 6 Early Help Partnership Officers;

  • 2 to be based in the North Locality (covering Lancaster, Fylde and Wyre)
  • 2 to be based in the South/Central Locality (covering Preston, Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire)
  • 2 to be based in the East Locality (covering Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley)

These posts will have a significant role, working with partners to strengthen the design and delivery of a multi agency Early Help response to children, young people and families across Lancashire.


These posts are critical in enabling the local authority to be able to evidence how effective Early Help provision is and demonstrate the impact that preventative work has on reducing statutory service demand.


This role will work to secure a county-wide approach within which all partners coordinate, prioritise and maximise their collective efforts to enable children, young people and families to achieve success, resist stress, manage change and uncertainty, and make safe decisions about their future. 


In response to increasing demand on emergency services, statutory services and partner agencies, it is now even more important for local authorities to lead on the development of local multi agency support systems that are co-produced, owned, and resourced, by all partners. 


Early Help is more than just the responsibility of Lancashire County Council's children’s services. There is a significant Early Help resource available to respond to demand, much of it often sitting outside of the direct control of the County Council.


This approach requires a real focus on relationships and behaviours, rather than simply the design of new processes and systems.  There is a real need for better integration of children’s and family services to effectively respond to parental factors that disrupt or lead to family breakdown or disfunction.  Working in a more integrated way and developing stronger relationships with other services will help to effectively tackle these challenges.


These roles will be dedicated to support partners in each local area in re-shaping existing services, to work together more effectively, utilising existing resources in a more integrated way in order to secure better outcomes for families.  There is a strong commitment across partner agencies and our governance structures, to focus on much greater integration of resources and skills across the County at neighbourhood level, but  additional capacity is needed in order to enable this work to progress to its full potential.


The post holder(s) will work with LCC services and external providers of children and family services to jointly design new ways of delivering services, where improvements to service delivery, current pathways and/or commissioning activities present opportunities to realise greater efficiency.  This could also include providers of other public health services, such as drug and alcohol workers, domestic abuse specialists, and housing services.  It is envisaged that partners will be located in teams at a local neighbourhood level. 


It is envisaged that working in this way allows us to begin to influence wider parts of the system, acting as the catalyst to bring other key partners together to create a more effective and efficient multi-agency response to meet the needs of local communities. 


Please note that these posts are available as secondment opportunities for Children and Family Wellbeing Service staff.

For an informal discussion please contact: Nicola Murphy - 01772 530811

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Further information can be found on the 'Our Recruitment Process' tab.

You will be required to provide a car for use in connection with the duties of this post and must be insured for business use. However, we may consider you if you cannot drive because of a disability.

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