Sandwell’s Early Help Partnership Seeks Talented Co-ordinator

Sandwell’s Early Help Partnership Seeks Talented Co-ordinator

Are you are passionate about making a difference for children and young people in Sandwell, helping them to get the best out of life?

Sandwell’s Early Help Partnership is building a strong network of support across a wide range of agencies spanning the public and voluntary sectors, linking them together to provide children, young people and families with the support they need when and where they need it.  SCVO is now seeking an energetic and talented individual to co-ordinate, develop and grow this Partnership. 

Sandwell’s Early Help Strategy has been developed by representatives from a wide range of different organisations in Sandwell, including schools, health workers, voluntary and community organisations, Sandwell Police and Fire, and Sandwell Council Children’s Services.  All agencies share a commitment to work together to achieve the shared ambitions for children and families in the borough.  The Strategy defines ‘Early Help’ as an approach to working with children and families who are below the threshold of targeted and social care intervention (in essence, ‘universal’ services), but who require help to stop problems emerging and to improve their situation.

Sandwell Early Help Partnership is an evolving membership group with a strong core of organisations committed to working more closely together, sharing good practice and promoting their support more widely.

Working within SCVO, the umbrella organisation for the voluntary and community sector in Sandwell, and alongside colleagues within member organisations, the Co-ordinator will continue to grow the membership, foster new relationships between agencies, create opportunities for frontline staff to connect with each other, and promote the local offer to young people and families through marketing, including the growing Sandwell Family Life website.

SCVO is looking for a self-confident and dynamic ‘people person’ with strong organisational and all-round skills.  The successful candidate will be an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal qualities, and the drive and flexibility to manage this ambitious and developing project.

Remuneration: a competitive package that includes:

  • Salary: NJC SCP 29 (£26,999 per annum) plus offer of staff/ employer contributory pension scheme (including 6% employer contribution)
  • Working hours: 37 hours per week (with flexible, regular out-of-hours working)
  • Holidays: 28 days per annum, plus bank holidays.
  • Contract: fixed-term initially until end of March 2020, with possibility of extension from April 2020

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this opportunity, please call Mark Davis or Jon Grant at SCVO on 0121 525 1127.

Deadline for applications is 9.00 am on Monday, 29th April 2019.  Interviews will take place in the week of 6th May 2019.

Click here to download the job description and personal specification.

Click here to download the application form (Word version)

Click here to download Sandwell’s Early Help Partnership Strategy document 2017-19

Click here to download SCVO’s 2018 Annual Review.

If you are experiencing any difficulties in accessing the application information above, please contact Debra Hill on 0121 525 1127.

Applications can be emailed to SCVO at or sent to: SCVO, 1st Floor, Landchard House, Victoria Street, West Bromwich B70 8ER.

SCVO strives to be an equal opportunities employer. Registered charity no. 1071514

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