Interim Senior Operations Manager -Youth Offending Service

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Interim Senior Operations Manager -Youth Offending Service
Interim Position

Lambeth RQ669176

Posted: 14th September 2022 10:31
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  • Pay Rate:

    £31.30 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3-4 months

  • BRIXTON, London,

    SW2 1RW

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Interim Senior Operations Manager – Youth Offending Service

Reference no: Lambeth RQ669176

Pay Rate: £31.30 per hour PAYE

Prevent offending and re-offending by children and young people through the provision of effective services as required by the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008, Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) and related legislation and guidance.

To be responsible for the day to day operational management of the multi-agency Youth Offending Service in accordance with Council policies, procedures and national service standards.

To deputise for the Head of Service (PO9) and represent the service at external meetings as and when required. To attend meetings of the Youth Offending Service Management Board, the Local safeguarding board, the community safety partnership and present on areas of work as and when required.

To advise the Programme Director (SMG) and inform senior management of serious incidents and to take an active role in the management of risk.

To assist the Delivery Lead, with the development and delivery of the Youth Justice and YOS Improvement Plans in partnership with other agencies.


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

  1. Qualifications:
    1. A degree level and/or professional qualification in a relevant discipline Social Work, Education, Probation, Police and evidence of continuing professional development i.e 3 years post qualification experience.
    2. And/or a recognised professional qualification relating to criminal justice/ youth offending service / community safety and evidence of professional development where no degree is held.
  2. Knowledge:
    1. A thorough working knowledge of the legislation governing the work of the Youth Offending Service, including the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, the Criminal Justice Act 1991, the Children’s Act 1989, and the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008.
    2. A working knowledge of the National Standards for working with young offenders, and young people at risk of offending.
    3. A knowledge of current research concerning the factors which place young people at risk of involvement in crime, and knowledge of Effective Practice methods.
    4. A proven record in developing high quality and innovative Youth Justice Services.
    5. To understand highly complex operations and diverse issues relating to youth justice and be able to apply technical management skills and knowledge from a range of specialist disciplines and approaches such as social work, psychology, teaching and youth work.
    6. Sound understanding of operations management, the design and implementation of effective practice.
  3. Experience:
    1. Experience of staff supervision, including task allocation, priority setting, performance management and training and development.
    2. Experience of establishing effective working relationships in a multi-agency environment.
    3. Experience of and commitment towards the implementation of anti-discriminatory practice in a multi-racial / multi-cultural environment.
  4. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite)

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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. 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: Lambeth RQ669176
Interim Senior Operations Manager -Youth Offending Service
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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