Practice & Quality Assurance Consultant – YOS

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Practice & Quality Assurance Consultant - YOS
Enfield, London

Enfield TCLRQ843931

Posted: 15th March 2023 12:44
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £50,568 per annum depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • Permanent

  • Enfield, London,

    EN1 3ES

What's involved with this role:

Interim Practice & Quality Assurance Consultant - Youth Offending Service

Reference no:  Enfield TCLRQ843931

Pay Rate: Up to £50,568 per annum depending on experience


This role requires providing operational lead on implementing YOS quality assurance programme of work, driving service improvement whilst ensuring quality standards are consistently achieved, statutory obligations and procedures are met. Embedding high quality practice across the service to benefit children who fall within our Youth Offending Service.

Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting YOS leadership to analyse performance data to ensure statutory processes are timely adhered to and that the service as a whole is highly effective, with the welfare of children and families at the forefront of all decision making.
  • Escalating practice issues and concerns to the Head/Deputy Head of Service Overseeing integration and quality of work of designated commissioned health posts within delivery of youth justice services in line with agreed commissioned and contract monitoring arrangements.
  • Coordinating quality assurance programme of activities such as internal case file audit process, external audits, practice observations, quality circles and training in line with the YOS quality assurance framework. This will include maintaining agreed systems and processes that support the QA programme of work. .
  • Implement quality assurance systems and processes to ensure that all practice adheres to the YJB National Standards and practice guidance alongside of the agreed practice model and local service policies and procedures.
  • Undertake high quality case file audits, dip sampling of practice and practice observations as directed by Head/Deputy Head of Service.
  • Deliver practice support sessions, in house training and support for case workers to help them improve their practice.
  • Analyse performance data to ensure statutory processes are timely and that the service as a whole is efficient and effective, with the welfare of children and families at the forefront of all decision making.
  • Review and write practice guidance to enable high quality practice and ensure these are embedded across the service.
  • Escalate all practice concerns timely to the Head/Deputy Head of Service.
  • Keep up with best practice evidence and implications arising for practice mandated by the YJB and the HMIP inspection findings.
  • Be solution focused and contributing member of the YOS management team, providing positive leadership and contributions to the service development, planning and evaluation and assistance to the Head/Deputy Head of Service.


“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 discipline (Law, Youth Work, Social Work, Teaching, Probation).
  2. Recognised Youth Justice accredited training.
  3. An accredited qualification in leadership/management.



  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. A proven record of being able to improve and drive the innovative practice of a Youth Offending Service.
  3. Experience of writing high quality reports for a variety of audience.
  4. Experience of testing and evaluating practice, including strong case file auditing skills.
  5. Proven experience of establishing and effectively arranging a multi-disciplinary and partnership working arrangements.
  6. Experience of staff supervision, including task allocations, priority setting, performance management and training and development.


Skills & Knowledge:

  1. Knowledge and understanding of key issues and the factors which place children at risk of involvement in crime and be current with the best and innovative approaches in working with this cohort of children.
  2. Up to date knowledge and understanding of legislative framework that underpins delivery of youth justice services
  3. An in-depth knowledge of the YJB National Standards for working with children.
  4. Excellent understanding of the HMIP inspection framework
  5. A detailed knowledge of trauma informed, child first approaches and how these are applied in the Youth Justice System.
  6. A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of effective quality assurance.
  7. A strong ability to write clear and concise reports for a range of audiences.
  8. Excellent interpersonal communication skills including coaching, presenting, providing constructive challenge
  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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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 clarity.

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. 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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Practice & Quality Assurance Consultant - YOS
Client Category: Local Authority

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