Corporate Manager – Porth Cymorth Cynnar – Early Help Service

Closing date: 17/11/2019

Reference: REQ101954

Internal Only

37 hours / Permanent

49,362 - 51,246*

Aberystwyth

*All salary values are pro-rata.

About the role

Only current employees may apply for this job.

As part of our vision to ensure that every child, young person and adult in Ceredigion will be able to reach their full potential we are adopting an integrated service delivery model that will combine a range of current services and teams into early intervention, prevention and through age specialist services. This model will cover 4 main service areas:

  1. Initial Contact services – which will be the single access point into Porth Ceredigion Integrated Services for residents and external agencies 
  2. Porth Ceredigion – will be the decision making hub that will triage and determine the level of need for all cases and the best outcomes for those individuals. 
  3. Porth Cymorth Cynnar – will provide early help, prevention and intervention services with the aim of identifying need and offering support before issues and concerns become too great.
  4. Porth Cynnal – will provide specialist services for all clients based on need and not age, including support with Substance Misuse, Mental Health, Extended Support, Safeguarding and Planned Care.

This Corporate Manager role sits within Porth Cymorth Cynnar and provides an exciting opportunity to influence sustainable change and to ensure that progress is made to deliver this transformational agenda. 

The Corporate Manager – Porth Cymorth Cynnar – Early Help Service will be the lead manager and advisor for Porth Cymorth Cynnar – Early Help Service. Responsibilities will include the following services and functions:

  • Flying Start – provision of support and opportunities for families with children under the age of 4.
  • Play – ensuring children can access opportunities for playing.
  • Carers – providing support and building resilience of those with caring responsibilities
  • Team Around the Family – provide advice, help and support to families
  • Families First – supporting low-income families to provide the best possible environment for their children so they can achieve their potential.

As the successful applicant, you will: 

  • apply strong management and leadership skills to ensure the effective and efficient management and delivery of Porth Cymorth Cynnar – Early Help Service.
  • develop and improve Porth Cymorth Cynnar – Early Help Service, adopting a responsive approach to identify ‘unmet needs’ with a view to maximising resources and outcomes for citizens;
  • provide early support and prevention to individuals at a disadvantage, including those who may be at risk and those who encounter challenges in their lives; 
  • lead, motivate and encourage services and teams across numerous sites; 
  • work collaboratively with corporate colleagues to develop and meet the vision for the integrated services model.
  • have the ability to develop strong and trusted relationships, both internally and externally, with other agencies and partners.

Our ideal candidate will also have a proven ability to think creatively and innovatively and to communicate these ideas and developments to others in order to transform and embed a culture change across services.

Job Description and Person Specification

What we offer

Work-life balance

Lifestyle savings scheme

Generous employer pension scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Learning and development

Where you'll work

Lifelong Learning and Culture

We ensure that the citizens of Ceredigion are provided with vocational and lifelong learning provision with access to leisure, sports, the arts, culture and the Welsh language.  Our key responsibilities are:

  • Community Learning: Cered; Dysgu Bro; Hyfforddiant Ceredigion Training; Welsh for adults
  • Culture: Museum; Theatr Felinfach
  • Lifestyle: Ceredigion Actif; Leisure centres and swimming pools; National exercise referral scheme; Sport and participation
  • Work Engagement: Community for Work+; Workways+
  • Youth Engagement:  NEET’s services; School behaviour support services for both KS3 and KS4; Youth service
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