Place2Be is the leading children's mental health charity providing in-school support and expert professional development to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people, families, teachers and school staff.
Place2Be provides children’s mental health services in over 280 primary and secondary schools, and last year provided in-depth training in a further 31 schools, reaching a total school population of over 135,000 pupils. Our teams provide a range of services in our partner schools to build resilience early in life through counselling, creative work and play and support a child’s ability to engage in school life. Our work, focused on early intervention, is part of the ‘comprehensive CAMHS system’.
Through our professional development programme, we are training c1200 volunteer counsellors each year who build their mental health and counselling skills and experience through practice in our partner schools. We also provide a range of professional development programmes on mental health and wellbeing for school leaders, teachers and other professionals who work with children and young people, so we can help to build ‘mentally healthy’ schools and communities where all children can thrive and flourish.
We ask our staff team to share our core values of perseverance, integrity, compassion and creativity, and to have the skills and patience to support some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and families.
We are looking to recruit a Head of Learning - Schools to lead and deliver Place2Be’s commitment to becoming a true learning organisation.
In this exciting new role, you will be responsible for leading and developing a high performing team and ensuring that training interventions are delivered to our partners including, School Leaders and the wider children’s mental health workforce.
Working alongside the Director of Learning, you will be integral in managing, planning and implementing training interventions in line with the strategic plan.
We are looking for a natural leader with a related degree or post graduate qualification who has significant experience in team and project management. Other experience required to fulfil the role includes; experience of managing budgets, proven ability to think strategically, problem solving with excellent interpersonal skills, negotiating, influencing and networking.
If this sounds like a great opportunity for you and you have an appreciation for and commitment to improving children’s mental health please review the full Job Description on our website.
Closing Date: Tuesday 24th October 2017
To apply, please go to: https://recruitment.place2be.org.uk/VacancyDetails.aspx?FromSearch=True&MenuID=&VacancyID=869