Youth Offending Service Peer Advocate

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Camden, London (Greater)
£21,815 - £23,521 Pro rata per annum
02 Jun 2021
27 Jun 2021
Contract Type

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The role

This is an exciting opportunity to work in Camden Youth Offending Service, which received an outstanding status in 2020. This role is for young people aged 16 – 19 who have previously used Camden Services to make a difference to the young people of Camden. This could be in the Children’s Services, Youth Centres, and Youth Offending Service (YOS).  If you have worked with YOS or Early Help, this should be at least 6 months ago.

As a Peer Advocate, you will work with young people from Camden to help us improve how we run our Youth Offending Service.

Peer Advocates will work with staff to look at and improve the ways we work with children to help them stop offending.  You will suggest new ideas and positively contribute to the work of the Youth Offending Service. This will include talking with staff and Children to develop programmes that will prevent young people from entering the Criminal Justice System.

You will also be involved in the planning and facilitation of focus groups. You may be asked to speak at events attended by a range of professionals including senior leadership.

We will give you training, support and mentoring so you can do this work.  We expect you to work a minimum of 10 hours per month but we will be flexible around any education or other work commitments you have.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

To be considered for this exciting opportunity it is essential the successful candidate has:

  • Have accessed Camden Services for young people.  For example, Children’s Services, Youth Centres, Youth Offending Service (YOS).  If you have worked with YOS or Early Help, this should be at least 6 months ago
  • Be willing to complete an enhanced DBS check
  • Be between 16-19 years old.
  • Be enthusiastic and keen to learn.
  • Be comfortable working with members of the community that you live within
  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Be creative and open to different ideas.
  • Be able to give a 12 months commitment to the role. Hours will be flexible to fit in with your needs i.e. college.
  • Be able to commit to an average of 12 hours per month.
  • Commitment to not be involved in offending behaviour.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Click HERE to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please click HERE

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed in the Job Profile.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG