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"Knowing that the work I do contributes towards improving the lives of Peterborough residents is a real driver for me. Work isn’t just about coming into the office to do the 9 to 5, it’s about wanting to make a real difference. The commitment of my colleagues in working to achieve that goal means there’s always support when you need it and a great team spirit."

Claire M, Children's Services

Youth Offending Team Manager

Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/01/2019 23:59
Employment Location:
Sand Martin House, Peterborough
£38,052 - £41,846
Weekly Hours:
37 Hours per week
Vacancy ID:

Job details 

Closing date:
18 Jan

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

The Youth Offending Service is a multi-disciplinary team delivering services to prevent and reduce offending behaviour amongst young people. The service works with young people who range from those being at risk of getting involved in offending through to those that have gone through the court system and have been sentenced to community or custodial disposals. The team undertakes extensive assessment, report writing, intervention planning and delivery, review and risk management. A range of professionals work together to divert young people from offending including restorative justice, substance misuse, psychology, police, accommodation, diversionary activities, education, training and employment.

This vacancy is an opportunity to work as part of an experienced Youth Offending Service management team within Peterborough. The successful candidate will be required to ensure quality day to day operational delivery of services and that cases are managed alongside a robust assessments framework with appropriate interventions and plans. The post holder will be accountable for both promoting and safeguarding the welfare of and managing the risk from young people who live or access services in Peterborough and are at risk of offending or re-offending.

The successful candidate will ensure effective operational contribution of the services in line with local and national strategies and frameworks. They will also establish, maintain and develop multi-agency working arrangements within Children's Services and wider criminal justice partnership arrangements to ensure operational objectives are met and the delivery of high quality integrated services for young people in the system.

The post holder will represent the service as directed in respect of operational issues relating to initiatives to reduce offending, re-offending and to safeguard young people and victims. This will involve representation at boards such as MAPPA and MACE, focusing on our most high risk young people, including those at risk of exploitation, gangs or County Lines. They will also liaise with court services and the police to ensure robust sentencing and interventions are offered to the Court, youth panel meetings and pre-court panels. The candidate will also actively participate and contribute to the development of operational YOS policies and practice developments, inter-agency training initiatives, team meetings, supervision and any review or inspection undertaken of the service.

They will take a lead for performance appraisal and development of staff through regular supervision, needs led training and robust quality assurance mechanisms. There will also be responsibility for the appointment of staff within the service according to local recruitment policies and procedures. Additionally there will be a requirement to participate in a structured evening and weekend on call service rota to provide an accessible service to young people and meet health and safety arrangements of staff.
As part of the newly developed Targeted Youth Support Services (TYSS) the YOS are working in partnership to provide a seamless service to young people aged 10-18 to ensure the right interventions are offered at the right time. This is ensuring skilled and specialist staff are available at all levels of intervention and to meet all levels of need.

Applicants must have substantial post-qualification experience preferably in Criminal Justice, Youth Justice or Social Care. You must hold a professional qualification recognised by Children’s Services, Police, Probation or Health. An in depth knowledge of the appropriate areas of practice is necessary, to be able manage the team, provide support, mentoring and supervision.

Interview Date:28th/ 29th January 2019

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