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Embedded Learning Lead - Changing Futures Northumbria (4 Posts)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
08/10/2021
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/10/2021 23:59
Salary:
Grade H. £29,577 - £32,234. Fixed term to March 2024 (4 posts)
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Policy/ Research
Vacancy ID:
214543
Employment Location:
North East England
Number of posts:
4

Job details 

Closing date:
21 Oct


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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

An exciting opportunity has arisen as a result of a successful bid for Changing Futures funding across the Northumbria region.

Changing Futures is a three-year, £64 million programme that seeks to test new ways of bringing together the public sector and community sector to address cross-cutting issues and to drive the modernisation of public services for people experiencing multiple disadvantage.

Changing Futures Northumbria is a collaboration across the six local authorities of Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland that aims to improve the life situation of adults who face multiple disadvantage, transform local services, and reinvent the way the system operates.

We will do this by basing everything around each person’s own understanding of ‘What matters to me?’ and going wherever the work takes us. Within this, we will run caseworker teams in four ‘touchpoint’ locations:

commissioned substance misuse services (Northumberland)
homelessness services (Gateshead)
alcohol in-reach in hospitals (Sunderland/South Tyneside)
domestic abuse support (Northumbria, North Tyneside, Newcastle)

The role

You will support the work of Changing Futures Northumbria by working within one of the four CFN touchpoint sites as an embedded team member who focusses upon what the team are learning. Key to this role is having an appetite for learning and capturing the learning of others. You will have effective communication skills both written, oral and presentation skills and be able to present learning/data in an engaging and effective way.

This requires you to capture what is happening when the projects work differently, as is their brief. This means being where the work is. It needs someone who has a strong attention to detail and accuracy to focus purely on understanding what caseworkers and citizens are seeing, what they are hearing across communities and the system of partners, and what the data tells us when we collect and study it. We want to learn what is happening and what is different at an individual, service and system level to enable the programme and the system as a whole to learn and improve.

To be successful in this role you must be able to build relationships and credibility with workers and citizens. You will have experience of effectively engaging with a range of stakeholders at all levels, including the public and have demonstrable experience of consulting with people, using qualitative and quantitative data and the advantages/limitations of both.

Ultimately, each Learning Lead must work with the Evidence Lead and colleagues across the whole regional programme to synthesise what is happening and being learned across all four projects and create a strong case for systemic change that will positively effect people with multiple and complex needs. You will think creatively and strategically as well as being able to demonstrate the importance of learning and evidence as part of the route to sustained change.

Your experience should include; putting the person first and seeking out the best way to deliver services, promoting innovation and learning; and being able to operate with resilience, flexibility and integrity.

It is essential that you have effective organisational skills and an ability to work on your own initiative. You must have excellent numerical and analytical skills as well as good computer literacy. Knowledge of software packages such as Advanced MS Excel, SQL or MS Access would be advantageous but not essential. You must be able to work accurately and independently.

You must hold a relevant professional qualification at NVQ level 5 or equivalent level of experience within a similar environment.

Basically, this role is very much where helping citizens and changing how people and organisations think meet. It’s at the heart of the whole Changing Futures programme.

Online applications only at www.gateshead.gov.uk

To arrange an informal discussion about the post please contact Stuart Dexter, Learning Lead, Changing Futures Northumbria via email: stuart@ciacic.com or call: 07949765614.

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