Children, Education and Skills

Newcastle upon Tyne

Service Improvement Lead (Strategy Unit)



Full time

£42,821 - £46,845 per annum

Newcastle is a great City, one that never stands still. We are a cosmopolitan city and our children and families reflect the diversity and vibrancy of our city. Despite the global challenges 2020 brought to us all, we have bold and exciting plans to improve our work with, and outcomes for, children, families and communities.

Building on our recent successes and supported through £3.1m funding from DfE’s Strengthening Families Protecting Children Programme (SFPC), we are adopting a relational approach to working with children and families. This is a whole system change across services for children, young people and families, whereby practitioners, teams and wider partnerships’ practice is shaped and informed by shared restorative language, culture, behaviours and ways of working.

If you are committed to working with children, young people and families and believe that doing so is at the heart of excellent services then we would like to hear from you.

To support our ambitious plans, we have an exciting opportunity for a Service Improvement Lead a strategic role to develop, lead and implement innovative services and ways of working that improve the lives of children, young people and families.

Fixed term for 24 months.

To find out more about the role or arrange an informal discussion with Andy Graham please email

We offer a comprehensive range of training, including a programme of restorative and relational practice training and professional opportunities that evolves and develops to meet the needs of our workforce at all stages of their career.

In addition, you will receive:

• A dedicated 5-day induction

• Generous annual leave in addition to Bank Holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually

• A range of flexible working options

• A generous Flexi Scheme

• Access to Mindfulness sessions and other wellbeing initiatives

• Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme

• Access to a home electronics scheme and vehicle leasing scheme.

You can hear more about what it is like to work in Children’s Social Care at Newcastle at

You can find out more about the SFPC programme at…

Apply online at, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.

Fixed Term

Closing date:

21 January 2021

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