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Service Manager – Youth Justice Service

Haringey London Borough Council
Haringey, London (Greater)
£55,017 - £58,242
Closing date
6 Feb 2022

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Health and Social Care, Health, Children's Services, Social Care
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Full time
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About Haringey

We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents, and bettering the lives of children, young people and families in Haringey is our first corporate priority.

We are located in the north of the capital with a population of approximately 250,000 people and a growing population of 0-19 year olds. We are a diverse and fast-changing borough and tomorrow’s leaders, artists and innovators are busy growing up here.

Haringey is transforming its services for children and young people, and we have already made exciting, innovative changes as we strive for excellence in all we do.

In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and the people who join us, do so as they see Haringey is a learning organisation, and that the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for our children.

We offer a great place to develop a career that is yours to own.

About the Role

The Youth Justice Service has demonstrated solid and hard-earned progress over recent years, boosted by innovative activity in the last 12 months despite the Covid-19 challenge. There is a strong sense of collective ownership and responsibility.

The service remains ambitious to improve further and continue to build effective relationships with children, young people, their families and our partners.

To ensure the effective planning and delivery of the highest quality Youth Justice Service.  The role will require the maintenance of effective multi agency partnerships, and the targeting of resources and services to achieve successful youth justice outcomes, supporting children and young people to steer their way to positive change and engaging their families to ensure a whole family approach. Engaging our partners to further develop effective and cohesive partnerships in response to youth crime prevention, disruption and support for those impacted by offending behaviour.

About You

  • Significant experience of youth justice.
  • Experience of developing and sustaining effective multi-agency and partnerships.
  • Ability to work innovatively and use new thinking to evidence the impact of alternate approaches to recurring and emerging challenges
  • Effective leadership of teams
  • Effective management of budgets, assets and people
  • Comprehensive experience of HMIP and Ofsted inspection and regulatory requirements for youth justice  services, including demonstrable experience of leading, managing and/or supporting the same, with evidence of direct responsibility for service improvement
  • A Social Work qualification; and demonstrable experience of impactful leadership of Youth Justice Services;
  • A leadership qualification and/or a relevant development programme(s).
  • Skills to provide reflective supervision with coaching and / or mentoring qualifications, experience and /or expertise.

Additional Information

Closing date for applications: Sunday 6th February 2022

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Head of Service, Emma Cummergen

For a full list of benefits on offer, please visit our website:

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. An enhanced disclosure check with the DBS will be undertaken. 


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