YOS Operational Manager - Children's - Barking, London

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham
London (Greater)
£40,000 - £49,999
12 Jun 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Department: Children’s Care and Support

Division: Youth Offending Service

Section: Unknown

Location: Barking but some mobile working

Contract Type: Full Time - Permanent

Hours per Week: 35

Compensation: £43,734 - £46,578 (PO6)

Planned Number of Hires: 1

Interview Date (Week Commencing): 9th July 2018

Closing Date for Application: 29th June 2018

About this job

As a result of a restructuring of the roles and responsibilities of Barking and Dagenham Youth Offending Service (YOS) management team, we have a vacancy for a full-time, permanent Operational Manager. As part of this change process, we are developing a positive, dynamic and committed working environment with clear lines of accountability and responsibility.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing up to four YOS Practitioners (case managers) and up to four YOS Specialist staff. The post holder will report to, and be directly supervised by, the Head of the YOS and will be a crucial part of the Operational Management team consisting of three Operational Managers.

We believe in developing our managers and front-line staff in a generic manner in order to provide knowledge and experience across the whole spectrum of YOS work. The successful candidate will therefore have knowledge and experience ranging from Out-of-Court Disposals to DTOs and be very familiar with working across the whole range of YOS services, delivering comprehensive youth justice and preventative services with measured outcomes.

In addition, the successful postholder will play an important role in service improvement as part of our commitment to developing an enthusiastic, motivated and suitably qualified work force dedicated to preventing offending by young people living in Barking and Dagenham.

The successful candidate will have a recognised qualification in a profession relating to the work of the YOS; be highly motivated with excellent leadership skills; have staff management experience, including the supervision of staff and performance management; have experience of working with young people at risk; have experience of working within a partnership setting.

We are looking for a high-performing candidate able to adapt to the changing needs of management with an ability to be creative in contributing to long-term YOS planning, and in successfully and efficiently dealing with day-to-day operational issues.

Special Requirements for this post

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including a Disclosure check.

What you get in return

We offer a competitive pay package and are proud of our commitment to ensuring a healthy work-life balance and to a great benefits package. On top of generous annual leave of 27 days (or 30 if you have continuous service), access to the Local Government Pension scheme you will be entitled to flexible working and flexi-time; special leave when you need a helping hand; an employee assistance programme supporting you with legal, career; wellbeing and financial advice, face-to-face counselling; and a 24/7 listening ear; Workplace Mental Health Support Service; an online health and wellbeing service which includes “ask the expert”; an annual health and wellbeing check with a free gym pass for one month; refer a social worker scheme (receive £500 after tax when a social worker you have referred, who is external to the council, joins our staff); staff support network; Cycle to Work Scheme and Wider Wallet: discounts from local companies and national chains – from every-day spend to luxury items. You will also benefit from discounted parking and a discounted gym membership at our award winning new gym and spa.

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been looking for and you would be interested in a confidential discussion about the post, then please send your questions to socialcarerecruitment@lbbd.gov.uk and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

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