Service Manager - Youth Offending Team

Children & Families
Child Protection & Family Support
Social Care - Children
Service Manager - Youth Offending Team
All Kirklees Location
Full Time, Permanent
Grade 15

£45,591 - £47,334

Annually reviewed Market Rate Supplement of £4,000

We’re on an ambitious journey and looking for a passionate and committed Service Manager to lead and manage our Youth Offending Team.  

Kirklees is developing a Youth Practice Model identified as the Youth Engagement Service. This practice is designed to provide support for all Young People identified at Risk of all forms of Exploitation, Gang affiliation and Criminal influences.

As Service Manager you will be managing The Youth Offending Team and developing to conclusion a Youth Engagement Service.

The Youth Offending Team will be integral to the Youth Engagement Service and this role Service manager will include support, management and delivery across the Youth Engagement Service.

The focus of the role will be the delivery of Youth Offending Team and the management and development of broader services to ensure intervention pre and post offending

At Kirklees we want to be innovative and creative in the way we work to deliver our services to our communities. We know we have challenging times ahead so we are always looking for better and smarter ways to work.

Within Family Support and Child Protection we want to make sure that we make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people. You will lead your teams to deliver a service where children feel safe, are consulted about their concerns, are listened to and responded to with appropriate actions.

Reporting to the Head of Service you will be part of the service management team and be responsible for managing large teams of professional Social Work staff some may be based in multidisciplinary or integrated teams. Our services are based on promoting wellbeing through early intervention and prevention and providing quality services to improve outcomes for our service users. So, developing critical partnerships across the Council and with key partners, e.g. health, schools and the police, to deliver seamless services across boundaries taking a whole system approach is key to this job. Safeguarding our service users who are at risk is also central to your management role.

We are looking for an experienced manager with a proven track record in managing employees, budgets and performance. You will have a strong understanding of what best practice looks like and be passionate about inspiring and improving children’s lives, as well as the continuous professional development of practitioners. We are pioneering a Restorative Practice approach to our work which involves innovation and locality working with high quality relationships at the heart of our approach.   A creative and flexible approach to work and the drive and motivation to improve our services are key.  

In return we will provide you with a comprehensive induction programme, dedicated supervision and a range of comprehensive Continuous Professional Development opportunities. 

Please contact Charlotte Jackson or Ian Mottershaw should you wish to have an informal discussion about the post 01484 221000.

25 May 2020, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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