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Participation Lead

Vacancy Details

Salary: £40,876 - £43,857 (Subject to Review)
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Category: City Council (Internal Vacancy)
Closing Date: 01/31/2022
Reference: 0000012736


Directorate: Children and Family Services

Section:  Early Intervention and Children's Social Care: Supporting Families

Grade:  Level 13 (Subject to Review)

Hours:  37 hours per week


This advert is open to Internal applicants only.


In this exciting new leadership role you will be responsible for delivering the Children's Participation Strategy 2021 - 2024 reporting directly to the Children and Young People's Strategic Partnership Board.


You will be experienced in working collaboratively with a range of stakeholders at a senior level. You will plan, design and implement a citywide Youth Council drawing on membership and representatives from a range of existing forums.  You will work collaboratively with partners to develop and implement a range of engagement and participation opportunities that are inclusive for children of all ages and all abilities.  You will be responsible for supporting and encouraging third sector organisations to recognise their contribution to supporting young people and improving outcomes for vulnerable groups and to ensure that services are delivered and recorded in a consistent way to agreed standards. Taking the lead on participation you will encourage a culture across our partnership of consulting and collaborating with children and young people. 


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment.  This position is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Please note that if an employee who is currently at risk of redundancy within the organisation applies for this vacancy their application will receive priority.  If this happens you will be advised accordingly.


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In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Do you work for Stoke-on-Trent City Council or UNITAS (including agency work)?


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