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Lead for Policy, Campaigns and Communication (Headstart)

Social Care

Children's Services

Blackpool Council

Contract type: Temporary for 22 months

Hours: 37 per week

Salary: Grade H2, scp 37-41, £33,799.00 - £37,849.00 per annum

Interview date: Thursday, 25th July 2019

Young people in Blackpool are co-leading a Resilience Revolution, and we want everyone to know about it! Rooted in the values and principles associated with social justice, the Resilience Revolution both supports young people and communities across Blackpool to overcome adversity, as well as address and challenge the inequalities impacting on their mental health. We call this ‘beating the odds’ whilst also ‘changing the odds’.

We are proud of what we are achieving together, and are ready to share our learning, influence policy, and disrupt systems that negatively affect mental health and wellbeing; we believe this is key to mobilising more people to join our movement for social change.  Yes we have our issues in Blackpool, but we are a lot more than that. We are determined to build on our strengths and make Blackpool a resilient town. And that’s where you come in!

We are seeking a Lead for Policy, Campaigns and Communication to join us and work alongside young people, parents / carers, community groups, professionals, leaders, politicians and policy makers.  Working co-productively, the role will connect our work with national think tank organisations and government departments in order to shape policy, as well as lead the communication strategy across Blackpool. You will be knowledgeable about young people’s mental health policy and practice, and have a track record of delivering successful communication and campaigning activity for a broad audience. You will need to be creative, aspirational and hardworking, and able to live with disrupting the status quo when needed.

There are lots of reasons why working in Blackpool is great. Firstly, in the words of our young people, you get to work with the best children and young people in the country! Young people genuinely have a voice in Blackpool, and have co-written this advert for example, but are involved in lots of other stuff too. You might get to see them at your interview.

Click here to view the Job Description.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/vulnerable adults. This post is subject to satisfactory two year reference history, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, medical clearance, evidence of any essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.


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application deadline

11 59 pm

12th Jul 2019

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