Catch 22 – National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum – NLCBF Manager

  • 27 Pear Tree St, London EC1V 3SB, UK
  • Full-time
  • Service type: Looked after children & care leavers
  • Pay scale: Zone 1 Grade H
  • Department: Young People & Families
  • Pay zone: Zone 1 – Inner London
  • Contractual type: Full time – permanent

Company Description

Catch22 exists to help build a society where everyone has a good place to live, good people around them, and a fulfilling purpose. We call these our ‘3Ps’.

We achieve this in two ways. First we improve lives on the frontline through delivery of public services. Secondly, we use our knowledge to change ‘the system’, to fix the complex web that can trap and disempower those it was set up to help. With the heart of a charity and the mindset of a business, we are uniquely placed to deliver on this challenging agenda.

The National Leaving Care Benchmarking Forum sits within the Young People and Families Directorate at Catch22. It is a membership network of over 100 local authorities. The Forum’s aim is to enrich outcomes for our nation’s care leavers. The Forum promotes the development of quality leaving care services with member authorities and partner organisations through a process of researching and sharing learning on a national scale.

Job Description

The purpose of the NLCBF Manager role is to ensure that the Forum achieves its vision to improve outcomes for care leavers nationally. The NLCBF Manager will do this by collaborating with the team to develop and deliver a high quality strategy and work plan, and engaging with members and wider senior stakeholders, resulting in an increase in profile, influence and reach.

The NLCBF Manager will:

  • Act as the strategic lead within Catch22 for the NLCBF to ensure the Forum meets its aims, provides value for money and makes the best use of resources.
  • Work closely with the NLCBF Stakeholder Group and Steering Group and NLCBF team to agree priorities and promote learning.
  • Engage with key stakeholders in local and national government, private and third sector, from a local to an international scale to positively influence practice and the overall policy framework for vulnerable young people.
  • Actively promote key messages about the needs and aspirations of vulnerable young people, including in relation to young people leaving care.

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Educated to degree level (or equivalent qualification) or relevant experience (essential).

Additional Information

Salary: c.£43,000, depending on experience

The role is home-based. The successful candidate will travel across the UK and occasionally abroad including overnight stays.

We will monitor applications as they come in and close this job to new applications when we have enough suitable candidates. We therefore strongly encourage you to apply as soon as you can.

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