Head of Youth Justice and Young People's Service
  • Employer: London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • Reference: J-207
  • Published: Fri 11/06/2021, 14:03 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/06/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £50,000 - £99,999
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Mulberry Place, Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent, London

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Head of Youth Justice and Young People's Service

We are looking for a highly motivated, energised and creative leader to take on the role of Head of Service for our new combined Youth Justice and Youth Service.

This newly configured service will comprise the statutory Youth Justice function alongside management of both commissioned and “in-house” youth provision. This new service provides an exciting opportunity to develop a new service and ensure that services that can engage young people at an early stage to ensure greater impact and positive outcomes.

We are looking for a dynamic leader that will work to ensure the new service develops a shared and positive ethos of engagement and service delivery. The successful candidate wil need to have a background in Youth Justice work and demonstrate a clear understanding of the value of Youth work and the potential synergies of the new service.

Over the past three years Tower Hamlets has considerably strengthened the quality of practice across all areas and is rated as “Good” by Ofsted. We have a really dynamic and energised group of staff and managers who are absolutely committed to ensuring that our services are of the best possible quality. We have very close links with our diverse communities and take pride in our dedication to make our communities the best possible place to raise young people.  

You will be joining a strong, ambitious and skilled group of senior managers who have strengthened both the practice and organisational culture of the Division.

For an informal discussion of the role please contacts Richard Baldwin (Director, Supporting Families) via email Richard.Baldwin@towerhamlets.gov.uk or Tel: 07484841848 

Closing date: 27th June 2021

Interviews will be held week commencing 5th July 2021


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This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Tower Hamlets Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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