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Head of Boroughs

Posted 26 May by Surrey County Council Ended

Job Details

Full Address: Selsdon Road, Hew Haw, Surrey, KT15 3HP

Exact working hours: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week, Mon to Fri, may be some weekend working required

About the Role

The Head of Boroughs role holds responsibility for a number of boroughs – is responsible for Eikon’s local strategy, borough relationships, staff, and delivery of youth services, and sourcing and funding new work in the boroughs. The role will have devolved authority and budget to ensure effective decision making responding to emerging local needs. Working closely with other Heads of Boroughs and the Borough Teams to ensure efficient use of all resources.


The Charity

  • Contribute to Eikon’s strategy and objectives, and ensure the organisational perspective is reflected in the delivery of services and outcomes for young people.
  • Develop and deliver Eikon’s borough strategies, reflecting Eikon’s overarching strategy and budgets, to ensure continued support is given by Eikon to young people in the boroughs.
  • Manage devolved budgets and other resources effectively, within delegated authorities.
  • Ensure all staff understand and deliver within Eikon’s safeguarding policies and practices. 

The Delivery of youth services and staff management

  • Lead decision making for the boroughs, within the agreed strategy and devolved budgets.
  • Direct the delivery of Eikon’s contracts and programmes, taking responsibility for a number of Boroughs, to ensure the delivery of a consistently high quality service.
  • Ensure all activities and staff comply with latest safeguarding best practice.
  • Develop the team of frontline delivery staff ensuring a high quality service is delivered in accordance with all other best practice guidelines and all relevant Eikon policies and guidelines.
  • Lead the management of the whole team, and the supervision of all direct reports as appropriate and within budget.
  • Liaise and coordinate with other Borough Teams to share resources efficiently. Plan and action recruitment to ensure strategies can be met within funding constraints.
  • Set and monitor targets to ensure evaluations and case notes are complete and of a high quality.
  • Ensure an effective process is in place to monitor, measure and report on all outputs and outcomes for all contracts and work within Boroughs to ensure that targets are met with partners, commissioners and contract owners.
  • Produce monthly reports for the Head of Services and other agencies as required
  • Organise attendance at all relevant Borough meetings.
  • Attend and contribute to the Monthly Operations Meeting.

Borough management and relationships

  • Develop and maintain strong and strategic relationships within the boroughs, including the wider community and external agencies (incl. schools).
  • Liaise with key stakeholders and relevant agencies to ensure Eikon is considered as part of the delivery and funding plans.
  • Identify emerging needs across boroughs and plan services to meet those needs
  • Initiate and deliver funding for additional services.
  • Identify, promote and support local fundraising opportunities.
  • Undertake any other duties reasonably required by the Head of Services.

Reports to: Head of Services

Reportee’s: Employees, volunteers and social work students allocated to the borough will report to the Head of Boroughs either directly or through Borough and youth work managers/leads.

Additional Information

The Eikon Charity’s vision is to develop confident, thriving and resilient young adults who contribute positively to society

Eikon is a nationally award-winning Surrey based charity that has been working in the local community for almost two decades, providing long-term support to some of the county’s most vulnerable young people and their families. An independent evaluation has demonstrated the transformational impact our services have – and that the impact lasts into adulthood. Last year we supported over 13,000 young people through programmes in secondary schools, youth centres and out in the community. More recent innovations include winning new contracts to deliver mental health services.

Over the past few years Eikon has gone from strength-to-strength and grown both organically and through mergers with other local charities.

Eikon’s aims are:

  • To inspire greater self-confidence, aspiration, and resilience in young people
  • To enable young people to make positive, independent decisions when faced with difficult challenges in their lives
  • To help young people become positive citizens in their community
  • To dramatically reduce the need for subsequent intervention, and costly remedial action later in life

Please note that this vacancy is not part of Surrey County Council, we are advertising this on behalf of a partnership organisation.

Equal Opportunities

Eikon will treat all employees and job applicants equally and fairly and not discriminate unjustifiably against them.

Eikon recognises that people from different backgrounds can bring fresh ideas and skills. It values diversity and welcomes interest from all sections of the community. It is committed to build and reinforce a culture where people value each other and treat each other with dignity and respect.

In developing and implementing its Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy, Eikon is committed to complying with the spirit and intention of all current and any future anti- discrimination legislation including, but not limited to:-

(a)      the Employment Rights Act 1996

(b)     the Employment Equality Act (Age) Regulations 2006 (Schedule 6 &8 only)

(c)      the Equality Act 2010 and any relevant amendments or re-enactments of such legislation.

Reference: 35241979

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