Group Leader Case Work

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£49.464 - £51.450
08 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full time

The Royal Borough of Greenwich Youth Offending Service are look to recruit dynamic leaders who demonstrate a strong commitment to improving outcomes for adolescents and their families. We have 3 roles to fill, 2 Group Leader roles 1 providing strong operational leadership across our systemic casework teams and the other focusing on our varied commissioned services and embedded Restorative Practice hub and group work. We are also looking for a Team Leader with experience in systemic practice and leading staff.  

These are a central pillar in our goal to continue to be a child centred service focusing on practice and creating a difference to the lives of the children and families we come into contact with. You will lead a well trained work force in implementing systemic practice. You will be compassionate to the experiences of the children we engage and the impact of the work on the staff. You will have a commitment to continuous improvement never settling for the status quo, able to demonstrate impact.

You will need to be strong communicators able to share your ideas with senior managers, front line staff and stakeholders. In return you will work with a creative leadership team demonstrating the values of integrity and compassion. Your development will be a priority and your creativity supported and nurtured. You will have the opportunity to work across the council with other partners developing new initiatives and collaborative ways of working. You will be part of the wider Children Social Care Leadership able to influence and make a difference to the children of Greenwich and those at risk of being involved in the Criminal Justice System. 

You will have had experience of working within the Criminal Justice System. You will demonstrate high standards and lead the 3 casework teams in achieving excellence. This will include knowledge and skills in practice and quality assurance, Court work, risk and wellbeing, MAPPA and staff development.

 If you have strong management experience, consider yourself an effective leader and wish to expand your horizons please complete the application form .

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Emma Clements on 020 8921 3686 or

Closing date: Tuesday 27th August 2019 

Shortlisting: Week commencing 2nd September 

Interview: Week: Commencing 9th September 


Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.,