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Team Leader - Youth and Justice - Partnership and Communities

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Organisation:Leicestershire County Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:County Hall, Glenfield, Leicestershire, LE3 8RA 


Closing date:26 January 2020 at midnight 


This post will lead and manage a diverse team; detached youth work (IMPACT team), Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB), the case management of Youth Workers and bespoke projects. 
The ethos of the post is to build effective relationships through building and engaging with partnerships, growing cohesion in communities, supporting detached youth workers through effective case management of children, particularly those on the cusp of entering the Youth Justice System. 
In addition to the main Team Leader job spec, applicants will have to meet the Youth Team Leader responsibilities.  The post holder will need to be flexible to cover some evening meetings and team duties as they arrive.  

  • Level 4 qualification in a relevant subject, e.g. /NVQ4 childcare, youth justice, social work qualification, teaching qualification, child nursing qualification.
  • Experience of supporting staff and teams to maintain, develop and improve outcomes for children, young people and families, including case supervision and management oversight.
  • Experience of working within children's services.
  • Experience of working within criminal justice (YOT post only)
  • Experience of working with families with a range of difficulties and levels of need.
  • Experience of supporting children and families including those from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience of identifying the training needs of staff teams and developing and delivering input to support and develop staff.
  • Experience of allocating work according to need, demand and priority to a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Experience of working within an outcomes-driven framework.
  • Experience of working in an environment dealing with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Knowledge of relevant theoretical, practical and procedural approaches that help improve the lives of children and young people and demonstrate an improvement in their outcomes.
  • Knowledge of triggers and barriers faced by children and young people and methods of identifying and engaging early, those vulnerable to poor outcomes.
  • Knowledge of child development and the needs of children and young people.
  • Demonstrate the ability to influence and shape the environment in which you operate to achieve high quality outcomes for the children and families of Leicestershire.
  • Demonstrate the ability to connect with customers and localities through listening, dialogue and understanding community's needs.
  • Demonstrate the ability to build powerful relationships across stakeholders, peers and partners creating open and transparent relationships based on trust.
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and deliver sustainable, collective high performance, through inspirational leadership of people setting clear priorities and a strong approach to performance management.
  • An understanding of and commitment to equal opportunities and the ability to apply this to all situations.
  • Must be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the provision of the equality act 2010.
  • Must have a full valid driving license and unrestricted use of a car with relevant insurances.
  • Follow relevant health and safety policies, procedures and legislations.
  • The post-holder may be required to attend, from time to time, other training courses conferences, seminars or meetings as required by his/her own training needs and the needs of the service.
  • The post-holder must be willing to undertake further training within an early help professional development framework.

This post is the subject of a DBS enhanced check for a regulated activity 

Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page
For informal enquires please contact Rachel Lobel, Tel: 0116 305 2655 Email:

We particularly welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic (BME) communities, disabled people and lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities, as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

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