Youth Offending Service Officer

Broadgate House
£25,463 - £31,401 per annum
02 Jan 2019
22 Jan 2019
Job Ref
Job Type
Youth work
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern

Join us as a Youth Offending Service Officer and you will be joining an experienced multi agency team comprising professionals from the local authority, police, probation, education and health. 

You will undertake assessments of young people who are subject to Out Of Court Disposals and Court imposed Criminal Orders to understand the reasons why they have offended. 

You will then work in partnership with the young person, their parents and carers and other relevant professionals to devise and deliver a plan of intervention aimed at reducing their risk of becoming involved in offending again.

You will undertake group work with young people, complete reparation and offending behaviour programmes.

You will act as an appropriate adult for young people that have been arrested, ensuring that their rights are represented whilst in police custody. You will also undertake work in court, providing high quality information that enables Judges and Magistrates to deal with young people in the most appropriate way. 

The role requires some evening, weekend and bank holiday working.

You’ll need:

Experience of working with difficult to engage young people and their families.

Experience of working in a multi-agency setting.

About us

Coventry Youth Offending Service is a multi-agency team established under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.  We work with young people, their parents/carers and other professionals to reduce their risk of re-offending.  The Youth Offending Services sits with the Early Help and Protection area of Children’s Services and our work is overseen by a multi-agency management board comprising senior representatives of partner agencies which ensures that there is full investment from all partners.  In our last inspection by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation, Coventry Youth Offending Service was identified to be “performing well in most areas”. 


If you would like to talk about this role please ring Adrian Seymour at the Youth Offending Service on 07734603358 or alternatively email on


 Working Hours:   37.0 Hours per Week

Interview Date:  04/02/2019


In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, flexible working, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse communities we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

Key Requirements

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers.

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

When recruiting, we review candidates against our Behaviour Framework . To find out more information about the Behaviour Framework please click here.

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).

Need help with your application?

If you would like support in completing your application, then help is available at the Job Shop. 

Coventry City Council’s Job Shop is a free service for all Coventry residents. Come in and see one of our dedicated advisers and receive 1 to 1 support.

We are open Monday-Friday 9.15-4.30pm (Thursday 10.30)

Address: 1 Bull Yard, Coventry, CV1 1LH

Phone: 024 7678 5740



Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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