View Vacancy -- PAUSE Co-Ordinator
Early application is encouraged, as due to the high volumes of applications that we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.
We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and young people in Haringey is our first corporate priority. We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19-year olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders; artists and innovators are busy growing up here.
Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.
In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.
We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.
About the Service
Job Title: Pause Practice Co-ordinator
Reporting to: Pause Practice Lead
Salary: £29,766 - £30,711
Are you a motivated, creative and personable individual who is passionate about reducing the number of children being removed into care by supporting women to bring about change in their lives?
Pause works with women who have experienced – or are at risk of – repeated pregnancies that result in children needing to be removed from their care.
The programme gives women the chance to pause and take control over their lives, breaking a destructive cycle that causes both them and their children deep trauma, as well as reducing huge costs to society and the taxpayer.
As a Pause Practice Co-ordinator you will be responsible for providing comprehensive and confidential assistance and administrative support to Pause Haringey. You will be an organised and enthusiastic individual who can enable staff to perform their duties effectively and efficiently. You will be comfortable liaising with partner agencies as well as being a direct point of contact for women themselves. You will have a vital role within a flexible and collaborative team that is committed to improving the lives of vulnerable and marginalised groups.
Some of the key responsibilities include:
- Coordination of meetings and events throughout the year including team meetings, training sessions, supervision and administering the Local Pause Board;
- Event management, including; sourcing venues, managing invites, coordinating the agenda, distributing papers and material, making travel arrangements, taking accurate and confidential minutes, and other associated tasks;
- Supporting the team to provide timely submission of succinct and quality information as required for Pause and other relevant organisations and forums;
- Developing, maintaining and regularly updating internal systems, both manual and IT, that support and enhance the work of the Pause Haringey team;
The ideal candidate will have:
- A sensitivity to cultural differences and the ability to work with disadvantaged and vulnerable women in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
- A willingness to travel outside of office hours and to work within a flexible framework in order to meet the demands of the service.
- An ability to contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the programme by completing feedback interviews with women participating.
For a full list of our benefits please see here.
For a full overview of the job responsibilities and Person Specification please see attached job description.
For the successful appointed candidate, they will have access to a wide range of financial and non-financial benefits such as employee discounts, recruitment and retention payment; access to local government pension.
For an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Colette Elliott-Cooper – Head of Service: Colette.Elliott-Cooper@haringey.gov.uk or by telephone 0208 489 9465.
Interviews will be 27th and 28th August 2019
NB: Everyone is expected to adhere to Diversity & Equality and Health and Safety Policies
Other Requirements / How to apply
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure check with the DBS will be undertaken.
Closing Date: Wednesday 28th August 2019