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Kirklees Council Careers – Relationship Matters

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Children & Families

Service Area

Learning & Early Support



Number of Jobs



Across Kirklees

Position type


Length of contract

Up to 2 years fixed term


Grade 12


£19,276 – £20,289

We have an opportunity for an experienced Project Officer to join our Early Support Service overseeing the Reducing Parental Conflict (RPC) Programme across Kirklees. This is an exciting time to join the Early Support Service following the receipt of funding from the Department of Work and Pensions to support the improvement, delivery and evaluation of Kirklees Parental Conflict programme in relation to supporting healthy relationships across Kirklees.

You will lead the development of the RPC programme across the Early Help system in Kirklees. You will work strategically with partners to drive required changes, linking and embedding RPC into strategic developments and plans. You will also work operationally to support change in practice, build a champions model and act as a point of contact operationally.

You will be responsible for the developing training programmes for frontline staff working in services across the Early Help System. You will deliver bespoke briefing sessions for those working with specific groups to ensure identification and delivery of Parental Conflict interventions.

You will lead Task and Finish groups as an outcome of the strategic plan, to drive the necessary progress. You will work to better understand the data, and develop a response to identified need, working with commissioning teams, and have oversight of any commissioned response.

You will be responsible for completing monitoring information returns to funders, working with relevant teams to compile this accordingly.

You will stay abreast of developments in the Parental Conflict and Healthy Relationships agenda, to ensure that Kirklees delivers evidence-based programmes for families.

You will lead on the development of a Relationships Manifesto to pull together all the relationships work across Kirklees.

To be successful in this role you will need the technical knowledge, behaviours, and experience to think on your feet and use your initiative whilst working under pressure. If successful, you will join an ambitious, creative, and highly collaborative team which continually strives for excellence as part of a modern, flexible, and emotionally intelligent workforce.

You will need excellent relationship building skills as this role will include working with colleagues across the Early Help System. You will also work in a highly collaborative way with colleagues from partner organisations. You will have training and support from your line manager, the Early Support Team Manager.

For a full list of the role requirements please see the attached Job Profile and Job Focus. You will be asked how you meet the employee specification on the Job Focus as part of the application process.

Working pattern

As a member of staff working within the Early Support Service, it is expected that a proportion of your time will be based in the Families Together Hubs located across Kirklees, this includes centres in all 4 localities of Kirklees, the main centres being: Slaithwaite Town Hall, Batley and Birstall Childrens’ Centre, Dewsbury Moor Childrens’ Centre, and Chestnut Centre. You should expect to travel to various locations across Kirklees as part of your tole. There will be flexibility in the working pattern of your role which needs to centre around service need.

What can we offer?

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Ongoing training and career development
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • A range of family friendly polices, including flexible working
  • Discounts with local and national retailers
  • We offer a wide range of well-being initiatives including a cycle to work scheme and discounted KAL membership

If you would like any further information about the role, or an informal conversation please contact Zoe Gatland, Early Support Team Manager, at [email protected]

Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 14th November.

This job is subject to a DBS check at the appropriate level, please refer to the Job Description/Profile. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and we encourage applications from people with all differing abilities. So, if you need any support completing an application form, or any other format for the application or Job Description please contact the Recruitment Team for help by email:

[email protected]
or phone: 01484 221000 and ask for ‘Recruitment’.

If you are internal and want to apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.

Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission. If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Closing date

06 November 2023, 11:55 PM

Important Information

Project Officer Job Profile.pdf – 126KB

Project Officer Job Focus.pdf – 190KB

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