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GBP £59,421 to £60,480 59421




Children, Adults & Community Health


Public Health

DBS Required


Contract Type

Permanent - Full Time

Closing date


Are you an ambitious, creative and influential leader with direct experience of creating change with vulnerable individuals? We are seeking to recruit a Pause and STEPs Practice Lead to lead and manage teams to deliver a package of health, therapeutic and social support to adults with complex needs.

Hackney Public Health Service is a vibrant and dedicated team, serving the populations of both Hackney and the City of London, and known for being innovative and passionate about improving the health of our local populations.

Pause works with women who have experienced or are at risk of repeated pregnancies that result in children needing to be removed from their care. The programme gives women the chance to pause and take control over their lives breaking a destructive cycle that causes them and their children deep trauma. It also reduces huge costs to society.

STEPs provides a specialist, intensive outreach programme, delivering relationship-based, trauma informed practice to a population of vulnerable adults in Hackney and the City of London. This population has experienced severe and multiple disadvantages, including substance misuse, enduring psychological distress and trauma histories, homelessness and involvement in the criminal justice system.

Both programmes use a relationship-based and trauma informed approach and contribute to both local and national programmes of support.

In order to be considered for this vital position, you will need:

– Professional qualification/experience in a field relevant to the work of the Pause and STEPs teams e.g. nursing, social work, mental health, education, criminal justice, youth work therapeutic practice, counselling, or equivalent

– Experience of leading a practice team and providing case management and supervision to a team working with clients with complex needs

– Commitment to thinking systematically about social change

– Proven track record in developing and maintaining strong stakeholder relationships and influencing statutory and voluntary service pathways to help support individuals with complex needs

An Enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. You are not required to submit a supporting statement or CV.

Closing date for applications: 12 July 2020

Interviews: 28 July 2020

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.