Assistant Team Manager Youth Justice Service

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Assistant Team Manager Youth Justice Service
Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Interim Position

Wiltshire RQ715108

Posted: 26th October 2022 14:21
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  • Pay Rate:

    £30.02 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months

  • Trowbridge, Wiltshire,


What's involved with this role:

Interim Assistant Team Manager Youth Justice Service

Reference no:  Wiltshire RQ715108

Pay Rate: £30.02 per hour PAYE

Enhanced DBS disclosure is listed as a requirement for this role

The purpose of the role is to support the manager to develop and enhance targeted and specialist youth and children’s services.

The Youth Justice Service seeks to provide children and young people with positive, preventative, out of court, and statutory intervention to improve their safety and wellbeing, prevent offending or re- offending.

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of staff as delegated by the team manager, who deliver effective case management practice to vulnerable young people. This includes co-working cases and being an expert practitioner; particularly in terms of risk management; managing risk of harm to children, particularly through offending, risk of harm from children, children’s risk to themselves, and children’s safety and wellbeing.
  • Convene and chair case specific and other liaison/multiagency meetings as appropriate.
  • Work with the Police to promote the prevention of crime and reduce risks to victims and the public
  • Reduce the risks of youth crime, to families, communities and victims and safeguard the welfare of young people by effective supervision of staff.
  • Have responsibility delegated by the team manager for the delivery of performance indicators in line with set targets, Youth Justice Board expectations and requirements and National Standard.
  • Feedback to the Team Manager Youth Justice Service with recommendations and prioritise evidence-based decision-making alongside stakeholder engagement.
  • Maintain and use audit activity to ensure client based electronic records is up to date authorising work within the set procedure and timescales. Report any issues to Team Manager whilst suggesting solutions for improvements.
  • Use a range of methods to develop staff skills and to assess the output of training and identify any training/development needs; including annual appraisal and review.
  • Contribute to the induction of new staff in partnership with other managers, departments and staff.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:



  1. Professional qualification in a relevant professional field e.g. Diploma level in Social Work, CQSW, Diploma in Probation Studies, Health, Teaching, Youth work, professional qualifications, or evidenced equivalent qualification (e.g. Health/Clinical/Youth & Community).
  2. Social Work England registered where appropriate.



  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Experience of working within the Criminal Justice System, Children’s Social Care, Community roles, Early Years, Health, Youth Work, or Targeted Youth Support.
  3. Experience of contributing to delivery of staff supervision and performance setting.
  4. Good understanding and proven ability to use database information systems.
  5. Proven ability to lead and manage a team (staff or students) and a record of challenging poor performance
  6. Ability to manage budgets, to meet defined targets
  7. Ability to prepare & present complex issues & reports in a clear & convincing manner.
  8. Proven ability to communicate with all including colleagues, partners, stakeholders, children, young people and parents/carers in a variety of formats.
  9. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates.   If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarify.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Full UK driving licence required for this role
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Job Ref: Wiltshire RQ715108
Assistant Team Manager Youth Justice Service
Client Category: Local Authority

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