Youth Justice Team Manager – Children’s Social Care

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Youth Justice Team Manager - Children’s Social Care
Interim Position

PCC (HQ) PCC13471

Posted: 1st September 2023 11:58
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  • Pay Rate:

    £35.38 per hour PAYE (tbc)

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months


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Interim Youth Justice Team Manager - Children’s Social Care

Reference no: PCC (HQ) PCC13471

Pay rate: £35.38 per hour PAYE (tbc)

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months


Hybrid working - 2/3 days office/home

Enhanced DBS required for this role

Note: the pay rate is provisional only and the ad will be amended with the confirmed rate once received

A Youth Justice Team Manager is required to assist the Service Manager in the operational delivery of the Specialist Support Service and to manage the overall decision making, planning and delivery of services to service users and their families. To manage the service and a team of staff within the legislative and procedural framework of the Council and the allocated budget of the service and team for which the Manager is responsible.

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the allocation of work and implementation of Service delivery across the quadrant in accordance with statutory/regulatory and operational standards, policy, and procedures for the service. Ensure resources deployed effectively across the wider targeted support service.
  • Manage the supervision, Our Conversation, personal development and career progression of individual team members including capability and disciplinary matters in accordance with policies and procedures. Manage workforce planning, recruitment and induction of staff.
  • Responsible for staff compliance with Legislation, National Regulations, Standards and guidance and PCC policies and procedures.
  • Implementation and review of quality assurance systems to ensure that the team’s responsibilities are discharged consistently and equitably to the required standards. Maintain delivery of high quality case work and performance in line with HMIP, HMIC, Ofsted and CQC risk and safeguarding standards.
  • Ensure staff have up to date knowledge of policy and legislative developments relating to the work of the team to ensure the continuous development and compliance with legal and national requirements.
  • Assist the Service Manager by establishing, maintaining and utilising information systems to inform the performance management of both the quadrant team, service and the wider authority.
  • Take lead responsibility for developing, managing and monitoring areas of specialist countywide delivery across all the countywide quadrants as agreed by the Service Manager and Head of Service.
  • Ensure you and your team maintain accurate and up to date records safely and confidentially in accordance with the Authority’s policies and procedures.
  • Ensure the management oversight across all areas of assessments, reports, and plans, ensuring that high risk cases are appropriately managed and reviewed in partnership with the multi-agency network, and that risk and contextual safeguarding plans are in place and of high quality. To ensure the team takes lead professional responsibility where appropriate and lead the Contextual Safeguarding Plan.
  • Build and promote effective partnership working across agencies and with children and young people and their families to deliver cost effective and valued integrated services, implementing a robust contextual safeguarding framework and trauma informed response.


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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:


  • Recognised Professional Qualification in either Social Work, Probation Diploma, Youth Justice, or equivalent.



  • At least 5 years post qualifying experience in a relevant field.
  • Prior experience of coaching/ mentoring/co-working / supervision/ practice teaching.
  • Practitioner or management experience in children’s services desirable.
  • Substantial experience in the field of youth justice or complex adolescent safeguarding.
  • Experience of complex casework, risk management, caseload management, supervision and multi-agency working.
  • Experience of managing change leading to service improvements, with particular reference to organisational development with staff from different professional backgrounds.



  • In depth knowledge and experience of the values and principles underpinning service user involvement and good customer care.
  • Knowledge of complaints and advocacy legislation and guidance.
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of current legislation and guidance relevant to children and young people, criminal justice, social care and the area worked in
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of best practice and national developments relating to Youth Justice, Contextual Safeguarding and complex Adolescents.
  • In depth knowledge of all associated guidance and policy in respect of Asset Plus, risk management oversight, safeguarding and MAPPA, Criminal Justice and Youth Justice legislation, Children Acts 1989 and 2004, Children and Young Person’s Act 2008.
  • Knowledge of performance management Frameworks, management of information and A processes.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to plan and prioritise own and your teams’ workloads to meet competing demands.
  • Ability to support and enable each team member to meet competing demands to achieve individual and team objectives.
  • Ability to manage a budget effectively by prioritising and monitoring expenditure and assessing future needs.
  • Ability to develop, implement and review policy and procedure in response to legislative or policy changes.
  • Ability to identify, collect, produce and evaluate management information, and determine service objectives for the team and monitor performance.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external agencies.
  • Ability to chair multi-agency meetings effectively and ensure risk management approaches and contextual safeguarding responses are in place.
  • Ability to travel between locations.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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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.



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Youth Justice Team Manager - Children’s Social Care
Client Category: Local Authority

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