Splitz Support Service
The closing date is 15 March 2021
Splitz manages high quality domestic abuse, sexual violence and whole family services in the South West. We recognise that vulnerable families and those from some communities face many real and perceived barriers to accessing services; and that many of the complex needs faced by these families can lead to poor health, wellbeing and financial outcomes.
The Project Manager will be crucial to the success of our project and will work closely with our health and social care partners from across the system in Devon and Torbay, to increase access to pre-conception and perinatal services for the most vulnerable families in our communities, and to effect service integration and lasting system change.
You will develop and manage the Best Start Project, driving the project forward from planning to implementation. The role will include responsibility for building relationships with partners and potential new partners and for supporting the Project Steering Group.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for a highly motivated, organised and enthusiastic individual with excellent knowledge of health care services for children and families and outstanding management skills.
Educated to degree level in a relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist health and social care services.
Formal Project Management qualification or minimum of 2 years project or programme management experience.
Good knowledge of health services and outcomes.
An understanding of risk and needs for vulnerable individuals and families, particularly those with complex needs.
Experience of communicating complex information to stakeholders at both a senior and community level.
Full driving licence and access to a vehicle with business use insurance
Knowledge of Perinatal healthcare and/or Perinatal mental health.
An understanding of the nature of domestic violence and its effects on individuals and children.
Splitz Support Service are an organisation who are passionate about supporting vulnerable individuals in our communities. Our staff are valued as our most important resource and we have a strong team culture and regular supervision and support.
Our Benefits: 25 annual leave plus bank holidays, Personal group pension scheme with up to 4% employers contribution
To lead the development and delivery of the Best Start Project responsible for the Best Start steering group, ensuring the full cross partner delivery outputs and outcomes
Effective, professional communications with all stakeholders at all levels, whether face to face, via email, phone call, etc. This would include answering queries, suggesting possible solutions, prioritising and recognising when to escalate to the Senior Team Manager and work stream leads.
To design and regularly update the project plan, milestones, etc.
To track the progress of key documents and chase outstanding actions where applicable. This will involve liaison with both internal and external stakeholders.
To help identify possible solutions to problems/challenges within the remit of this project and propose these as appropriate.
Establish and chair the Best Start Project Steering Group
Develop a 2-Year Project Delivery Plan that meets the requirements of the Health and Wellbeing Fund: Starting Well Grant Fund Agreement
Manage all project activities ensuring that they are delivered on time and to budget
Stakeholder development and liaison. Stakeholders include representatives of project partners, parents/children, wider health and social care professionals, University of Exeter, Devon County Council Commissioners, Splitz Team Managers and Senior Managers
Liaise with advisors from the Dept. of Health and Social Care as necessary
Liaise with Exeter University on the evaluation of the project
Knowledge sharing amongst partners and wider system
Ensure delivery of all outcomes
Set up monitoring and evaluation processes of the project
Report to the projects funders (including the Dept. of Health and Social Care)
Line management of the Best Start team
Provide monthly project progress reports to Senior Team Manager and Head of Service
To provide administrative services, including meeting arrangements, preparation of agenda, minute taking, following up on actions
Manage all project external communications
To operate and contribute as a member of the Devon Management Team, ensuring that the needs of the individual teams are met, within the context of the whole Devon service
To adhere to all the Charitys service standards, policies and procedures.
To comply with the data protection regulations, ensuring that information on clients remains confidential.
To be responsible for personal learning and development, to support the learning and development of others and the whole organisation.
To work in a manner that facilitates inclusion for families, particularly those experiencing domestic abuse.
To implement the organisations health and safety policy and procedures, ensuring that all practices and procedures are undertaken in accordance with a healthy and safe working environment and that all staff and volunteers for whom you may be responsible are aware of their responsibilities in respect of their role, monitoring data and recommending action as required.
To administrate and organise own work to ensure that it is accurate and meets quality targets, reasonable deadlines and reporting requirements.
Participate in regular line management opportunities with the Senior Team Manager, attend external supervision and attend training courses as required.
To undertake any other tasks, duties or projects which may arise from time to time which are commensurate with the general level of this post and as directed by the designated line manager
- Educated to degree level in relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in specialist health and social care area.
- And Formal Project Management qualification or minimum of 2 years project or programme management experience
- Experience of communicating complex information to stakeholders at both a senior and community level, requiring developed interpersonal and oral/ written communication skills
- Experience of working in a health based setting
- Experience of working in the field of domestic violence and abuse or child protection
- Experience of risk assessment and risk management
Knowledge & Skills
- Good knowledge of health services and outcomes.
- An understanding of risk and needs for vulnerable individuals and families, particularly those with complex needs and/or from BAME communities.
- Experience of managing complex budgets.
- Experience of manipulating and analysing data effectively.
- Experience of writing reports and providing monitoring information to funders.
- Knowledge of Perinatal healthcare and/or Perinatal mental health
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Splitz Support Service
3 Harrier Way
Sowton Industrial Estate