PT Participation & Engagement Manager

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PT Participation & Engagement Manager
Interim Position

Brent 5222834

Posted: 25th January 2023 09:51
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  • Pay Rate:

    £28.20 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    22 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Interim PT Participation & Engagement Manager   

Reference no: Brent 5222834   

Pay rate £28.20 per hour PAYE   

Enhanced DBS disclosure required 

This role will be for 3 days per week, although may be able to offer some flexibility 

Responsible for the day-to-day operation and strategic development of Participation services in Brent CYP. This includes the Care in Action Groups (Brent’s Children in Care Council), Brent Youth Parliament) and other opportunities to ensure children and young people’s voices are key in service development. The post-holder will be creative and inspirational to drive membership to these groups 

Key responsibilities: 


  • Influence the development of policy and practice relating to care experienced people.  
  • Ensure that care experienced young people about BYP members are enabled and empowered to participate in influencing local policy. 
  • Ensure thematic issues identified by care experienced members and BYP are explored and opportunities for influencing change are secured.  
  • Ensure Care in Action Groups represent the views of all children in care and care leavers and that BYP represents the broad views of young people living and attending school in Brent.  
  • Ensure the views of care experienced young people and BYP shape responses to service delivery issues raised.  
  • Make a positive contribution to the delivery of the service, this will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the council. 7 
  • Manage and lead staff to achieve high performance and effective operational delivery, including developing and improving staff capability.  
  • Manage a customer focused service and the effective use of resources.  
  • Ensure that the council’s overall vision, values and ethos are central to the requirements of the service.  
  • Support effective working relationships and act as an ambassador and advocate with external organisations 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Evidence of significant relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD), which helps to develop skills in facilitating meaningful engagement and participation with children and young people 
  • Knowledge of representation, leadership and/or participation models for marginalised groups 
  • A good understanding of the business planning process and the ability to formulate targets and performance indicators 
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the principles and practice of Brent’s equal opportunity and customer care policies 
  • Proven experience of working directly with vulnerable children and young people to support positive, measurable, and evaluated outcomes 
  • Excellent, proven leadership skills with the ability to manage, supervise and appraise staff working with families who have complex needs 
  • Project management skills 

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD. 

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application. 

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service. 
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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PT Participation & Engagement Manager
Client Category: Local Authority

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