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Head of Service

NFP People
£50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Closing date
24 Dec 2023

Job Details

Head of Service

We are looking for a Head of Service to join the team in this home working role.

If you want to play a pivotal part in shaping the lives of children, young people, and families within Birmingham, then we would love to hear from you.

Position: 2394 Head of Service

Location: Homebased

Salary: £50,000 - £60,000 per annum

Hours: Full-time, 37 hours per week

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 24th December 2023

Shortlisting Date: 27th December 2023

Stage One Interview Date: 3rd January 2024

Final stage interview Date: 17th January 2024

You will be working for one of the UK's leading children's charities, firmly supported by Christian beliefs and values, helping to support disadvantaged children and their families through delivering projects to support children, young people, their families and communities to find long-lasting solutions to the challenges they face.

The Role

The organisation provides support to families in Birmingham with children aged 0 – 5 as part of the Birmingham Forward Steps partnership.

You will be responsible for leading a team of passionate professionals, ensuring the provision of high-quality services and programmes that meet the diverse needs of children and families. You will work closely with multiple partners and the communities of Birmingham to ensure that Birmingham Forward Steps deliver effectively throughout the Children’s Centres and Family Hubs.

About You

As the Head of Service, you will be a principled and visionary leader with a track record of expecting and eliciting high standards and driving strategic direction in a complex and dynamic environment.

You are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children, young people and families. You will have knowledge and experience of developing and implementing appropriate services that support children and families holistic development, resulting in successful, quality outcomes, with a focus on continuous improvement and learning.

Your effective communication skills will see you work successfully in collaboration with a diverse range of stakeholders and partners and you approach change with adaptability, resilience and kindness.

If you are ready to make your mark in the largest service and develop it for the future, we look forward to meeting you.

When you click to apply you will be able to view the Job Description/Person Specification.

About the Organisation

An innovative leading children's charity delivering projects to support disadvantaged children, young people, their families and communities, working with a range of partners to provide creative solutions including children and family centres, school counselling, pre-school nurseries, family support and children affected by imprisonment and offending.

Benefits include:


  • Continuous professional development
  • Regular support through supervision, appraisal & wellbeing initiatives
  • In house learning platform
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Charity discount scheme


We actively encourage applications from a broad and deep range of backgrounds and experiences.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people we serve. This post is subject to necessary safeguarding checks including an appropriate level DBS Disclosure.

The organisation is a Living Wage Employer.

Other roles you may have experience of could include Service, Service Manager, Director of Service, Head of Service, Children’s Service, Family Service, Children and Family Service, Head of Childrens Service, Service Manager Children and Young People, Children’s Registered Manager, Social Work Manager, Director Childrens Services, Social Worker, Family Support Service Manager.

PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of the organisation.


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Company info
01234 815658
6 West Street
MK46 5HR

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