Staffordshire Youth Offending Service Operations Manager

Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
£41,675 - £45,591 per annum
09 Sep 2020
30 Sep 2020
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Youth Offending Service Operations Manager

Salary:  £41,675 - £45,591 per annum

 37 Hours per week – Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Staffordshire’s Youth Offending Service as an Operations Manager. This post is based in Newcastle but covers Newcastle and Staffordshire Moorlands and will require travel around the County.

We have 2 operational hubs in Staffordshire delivering Youth Justice Services in line with the statutory requirements set by the Youth Justice Board.

The role is to provide leadership, supervision and development of the North Hub and the individuals within it. The candidate will be expected to be a team player and will be committed to ensuring the children and victims known to the service receive the best outcomes.

Staffordshire’s Youth Offending Service is one of the largest Youth Justice Services in England and therefore there are excellent career opportunities for highly motivated and experienced staff to join a good Youth Offending Service. The most recent inspection completed stated that “there remained a competent and committed workforce dedicated to doing their best for children and young people in Staffordshire. Assessment, planning and review were done to a very high standard”.

Staff are provided with high quality regular supervision, a second to none training offer which equips staff to have the tools to do their job both confidently and competently alongside excellent line management support.

Making sure you are well supported and given the opportunity to develop and progress is a high priority at Staffordshire Youth Offending Service. We have an excellent staff development programme and good practice is recognised and rewarded.

If you are confident and have the skills and experience to manage a team and to work in a demanding environment then this is an opportunity for you to further your expertise… come and join our enthusiastic team.

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

This position is subject to a criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) which will require you to disclose details of all unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

Candidates will hold a professional qualification in Probation or Social Work; however, applications will also be considered from candidates who do not hold this qualification but can demonstrate significant experience of managing within a Youth Offending Team.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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Closing Date: 30th September 2020
Interview Date: 21st October 2020

For more information about the role please contact: Hazel Williamson at

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Our Values

The County Council has adopted a set of values that seeks to achieve the best outcomes for its citizens, communities and employees.

Our People Strategy sets out what we all need to do to make Staffordshire County Council a great place to work, where people are supported to develop, flourish and contribute to our ambitious plans. 

Our values are at the heart of the Strategy to ensure that the focus is on what is important to the organisation and the people it serves:

  • Ambitious - We are ambitious for our communities and citizens
  • Courageous - We recognise our challenges and are prepared to make courageous decisions
  • Empowering - We empower and support our people by giving them the opportunity to do their jobs well.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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