Head of Youth Offending Service

Northampton, Northampton
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: TW348012_1549549552
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2019-02-07
  • Location: Northampton, Northampton
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-08
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

A fab new opportunity has arisen for a Head of Service to join their Youth Offending Service within the Northampton area.

Ensuring that the YOS meets all relevant national standards and operates in line with effective practice guidance. Working closely with the YOS Management Board and statutory partners in ensuring that the YOS is effective, efficient, properly resourced and high performing.

The responsibilities of a Head of Service includes:

  • Lead the service and business planning for the YOS to develop the vision, values and strategic objectives of the Youth Offending Service, including meeting planning requirements set out by the Youth Justice Board, and contributing to Divisional and Departmental business planning
  • Ensuring the effective service performance and performance management of the YOS, with specific reference to Youth Justice Board (YJB) Key Performance Indicators (KPI) targets and LAA targets, including timely and accurate reporting of management information
  • Leading the development of a skilled and motivated workforce that is able to promote and deliver the service plan and vision and values, and ensure that the YOS enjoys the confidence of external regulators and inspectors
  • Building positive working relationships across the Council and strong partnerships externally, including representing the YOS and/or the Council on partnership or other bodies as required including the Children and Young People's Partnership Board
  • To report as require to County Councillors and Committees of the County Council on all aspects of the service that are the responsibility of the post holder including performance and the development in policy and practice in the light of the changing statutory and regulatory framework
  • Providing strategic leadership and operational management of the YOS ensuring it delivers high quality customer focused services

Requirements of a Head of Service:

  • HCPC registered
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience as an Head of Youth offending service
  • An enhanced DBS that is of satisfactory level is essential

Salary: Up to £45.35 p/h, based on experience

If you would like to apply, to find out more about this role, or other Social Work roles, please contact Tradewind on 0203 743 6103 or email

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