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Ref no:
PKC09397
Published:
16/9/2022
Closes:
2/10/2022
Location:
2 High Street, Perth, PH1 5PH
Salary:
£45,349 - £48,840 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week

Job Description

Whole Family Wellbeing Programme Manager (Fixed Term until 31 March 2026) - PKC09397
£45,349 - £48,840
2 High Street, Perth

In this role, you will lead the successful planning and implementation of Whole Family Wellbeing (WFW) transformation providing early help and non-stigmatising supports for families in Perth and Kinross.  Crucial to this role is leading on consultation and engagement, coordination and involvement in the co-design and development of services using the national principles for holistic whole family support.

Co-ordination and supporting engagement and co-design with communities and other relevant stakeholders is a significant part of this role.  This will involve working in close partnership with communities and the project leads of work streams covering a number of related agendas to dovetail the planning and implementation of a range of early intervention supports for families; namely the Poverty Agenda, Additional Support Needs, Community Mental Health, The Promise and the Tayside Collaborative.

The post will support the aims of the local plan submitted to Scottish Government and there is a requirement to liaise with projects already in progress across Perth and Kinross through a range of stakeholders and services. 

In addition to whole family wellbeing transformation, this role includes future planning for the provision of early intervention services by having a thorough understanding of local need and the ability to analyse the current and emerging data to make longer term recommendations about future service demand.

Evaluating and monitoring service changes with a view to mainstreaming budgets to secure the right services in the future is a significant part of this post.

This project will be closely monitored by the Programme Board and the Scottish Government so regular high quality reporting will be part of this role.  

This post is currently hybrid working, but is based at 2 High Street, Perth as part of the Improvement Team.

The Individual

Educated to degree level, you will have a wide range of project management skills, experience of collaborative working and co-production with a variety of partners, in particular communities.  You will have knowledge and experience of the policy objectives of the Whole Family Wellbeing Fund.

Excellent communication and engagement skills are necessary for this post as this role involves liaising with families, communities and with partner agencies.

You must have the ability to communicate efficiently and effectively both in writing and verbally to ensure developments and progress is collated, shared and monitored with all relevant stakeholders, and that strong links are maintained  with the other workstreams already in place or emerging.  

You will be experienced in developing performance management objectives and evaluating projects / programme progress, compiling and analysing relevant data.   It is desirable to have an understanding of Service Design principles and a willingness to participate in training.

Working with partners you will be expected to help identify and co-ordinate new opportunities to meet the objectives of the Programme.   

A good understanding of working in a local authority/public sector organisation and contract development would be an asset. 

You will facilitate and chair regular partnership group meetings.

You will set up and maintain the programme risk register and mitigations log.

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Sharon Cooper at SCooper@pkc.gov.uk or Paul Davison at PDavison @pkc.gov.uk

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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