Advisory Board Chair
  • Employer: Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Reference: CF&E/21/154141
  • Published: Tue 08/06/2021, 12:15 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/06/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: Voluntary
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Agile, Merseyside

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Advisory Board Chair

Wirral has been a leading borough in galvanising our response to the greatest challenge in a generation. Receiving national and local recognition along the way for being one of the first responders to the pandemic.

Our residents are at the heart of what we do, Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral and even better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.

We have huge ambitions for Wirral. To achieve everything, we have promised to our residents, we need great people, with compassion and energy to really make a difference to their lives.

Wirral's Early Childhood Services has been at the forefront of the response to the pandemic for families with children aged 0-5 years old. We have evolved to meet the needs of the community so that they can continue to access services at the earliest stages of their child's life. We are on an inspiring journey; this is an exciting opportunity to join us as an Advisory Board Chair. You will lead the Locality Advisory Board meetings and provide help and advice to the Children's Centre Locality Leadership Team and ensure that the Locality is clear on parent's views, playing an active role in driving improvements in the Children's Centre's performance.

You will act as an ambassador for the Children's Centres and be the voice of children aged 0-5 years who live within the local community, working alongside a multi-agency team to ensure that children receive the best possible start in life. We want to hear from people who are passionate about early years and have the belief that every child has the right to succeed from birth. You will have developed your skills in a children and families, education or community based setting that has consistently achieved positive outcomes for children and families. Excellent communication skills and the ability to inspire and engage a variety of stakeholders is essential.

You will be joining a highly skilled, innovative and forward-thinking service that always goes the extra mile for children and families in Wirral. This is a voluntary position and offers a unique and exciting opportunity to shape services to improve outcomes for children from birth to 5 years old.

Please note this is a voluntary post and it is envisaged that 6 hours per year would be the minimum commitment.

For more information please contact David Bennett 0151 666 3323 or Lynne Whitty 0151 666 3246

These roles are subject to an Enhanced Level DBS check.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

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All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

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