Strategic Business Lead (Children’s Services)

Hackney
£46,701 - £49,452
24 Apr 2013
06 May 2013
Public Sector
Permanent
Full Time

When it comes to providing the very best for children, young people and their families, Hackney means business.

The role

In the context of local authority social care, your business perspective could make a real difference. As the London Borough of Hackney looks to develop innovative ways of working, build new partnership opportunities and streamline processes, business development expertise will be critical.

This is a creative business role which will require your management and procurement skills to deploy resources to maximise impact on a diverse range of projects and initiatives across this complex department. You’ll be building on a strong track-record of service delivery and innovation within Children’s Services, so you’ll have every opportunity to make your mark.

It’s an opportunity to shape a senior leadership role within a department that has just been ranked as ‘Outstanding’ in a pilot Ofsted report. Working closely with senior management and leading a team of around twelve, you’ll drive real change in service delivery. Your focus will be on creating robust business processes, but with sensitivity to the particular challenges facing this specialised department.

The person

Committed, innovative, entrepreneurial and tenacious, you’ll bring sound leadership and business development expertise to the challenge. This could have been built in a local authority or social care setting, but might just as easily grow out of private sector commercial experience.

Key to your success will be the ability to influence people at all levels of the organisation, from stakeholders to team members. You’ll take a diplomatic approach focused on nurturing long-term relationships. The skills to manage projects, generate income, implement efficiency savings and develop financial strategies will also be key.