Youth Offending Team

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Youth Offending Team Operational Team Manager, Ref: 50030257

Youth Offending Team, County Hall, Newport

Grade 13 being £42,184 to £45,603 per annum plus a market supplement (reviewed annually) of £4,000 to £4,600 per annum

Contact: Telephone 01983 823134 or email if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 50030257

Closing Date: 14/06/2021

Hours: 37 per week

Contract Type: Fixed Term from August 21 for six months initially to cover maternity leave. Secondments will be considered.


The Youth Offending Team is a multi-disciplinary team which works with children between the ages of 10 and 17 years old who have offended and are made subject to a range of community and custodial disposals. The purpose of this job is to:


- Be responsible for operational delivery of youth justice services on the Isle of Wight, reporting to the Head of Service for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Offending Teams.

- Ensure statutory responsibilities for service delivery (including services to victims) are met to a high standard.

- Monitor and manage budgets as agreed with the Head of Service.

- Supervise Youth Offending Team staff and provide effective management oversight of the work of the Team, including quality assurance mechanisms.

- Monitor and manage performance against Key Performance Indicators and local measures.


The post-holder will be required to manage a multi-disciplinary team of up to 20 staff from a variety of professional backgrounds and oversee all aspects of Youth Offending Team service delivery. The nature of this role means that an essential criteria is that the post holder would be required to have either a qualification in Social Work or a Diploma in Probation Studies.                


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Nikki Shave (Head of Hampshire and IOW Youth Offending Teams) on 07793308996.


Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.


This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.


The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.  The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.


In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.


Please note that this role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and did so for an agreed period of five years from 1 July 2013, the original five year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.