Interim Programme Lead – Children’s Service

Local Authority

Starfish Search are working with a local authority in London to recruit an Interim Programme Lead – Children’s Service. The post holder will take senior level responsibility for system wide development and delivery of multiple Children’s Services programmes and undertake an operational management role as well as providing ad hoc resource when required.


You Will:

  • Facilitate transformation and system service improvement through the application of high levels of specialist knowledge around the children and young people’s agenda
  • Take responsibility for operational management of services
  • Ensure that the importance of the children and young people’s agenda is recognised at all levels


You Will Have:

  • Extensive knowledge of Children Services, specifically relating to Early Help & SEND
  • Knowledge of project principles techniques and tools such risk management, project life cycle and quality controls
  • Previous experience in the development and implementation of strategies that are informed by all relevant stakeholders including children and young people
  • Demonstrated capability to plan over short, medium and long-term timeframes and adjust plans and resource requirements accordingly
  • Experience of managing and motivating a team


This role is a full-time hybrid role, with an expected 2 days in office with some flexibility. It’s running for a period of 3-months and has an expected day-rate of £500 – £600 outside IR35.