Youth Offending Team

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Youth Offending Team Officer, Ref: 45008003

Youth Offending Team, Floor 3, County Hall, High Street, Newport

Grade 8, £14,788.58 to £16,443.85 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: 45008003

Closing Date: 28/06/2021

Interview Date: 14/07/2021

Hours: 22.5 per week, completed over 3 Days Tuesday – Thursday



The Isle of Wight’s Youth Offending Team (IOW YOT) is looking for a committed and enthusiastic person to join their busy team.


You will have worked with young people, specifically those exhibiting risky or antisocial behaviours, and be able to demonstrate an awareness of issues relating to youth crime. 


In addition, you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing practice development and improvement in frontline service delivery. This role will be expected to manage a varied caseload of young people age 10-18 and contribute to overall team performance. 


Educated to GCSE level, including passes in English and Maths, you will be a self-starter, with a good sense of humour and an ability to work well within a multi-agency Team.


For further information or an informal discussion please contact Ruth Hayles or Rachael Williams, on 01983 823011.


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.