Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 13 June 2021
Interview date: TBA
For an informal discussion, please contact Nicola Maxwell, Strategic Lead for Specialist Adolescent Services. Tel: 01323 464076. Email: Nicola.email@example.com
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the East Sussex Youth Offending Team (YOT) as a Restorative Justice and Volunteer Coordinator. The YOT is a multiagency team which brings together a range of statutory partners from police, probation, health and local authority services to work with others to deliver the youth justice services prescribed in sections 37- 40 of the Crime and Disorder Act (1998). The YOT also works closely with other partners, such as schools and the voluntary sector to prevent offending and reduce reoffending by children in East Sussex.
As the Restorative Justice and Volunteer Coordinator you will take a lead role in developing restorative practices, ensuring that restorative justice principles and the needs of victims are embedded across the team and wider stakeholders. This will include direct work with children and families to support the delivery of direct and indirect restorative interventions. You will also be responsible for recruiting, retaining and training volunteers to service a range of YOT functions, including the provision of appropriate adult services to custody suites and managing the reparation team.
The successful candidate will have substantial relevant experience of working with children and families in a criminal justice setting and experience of working to restorative justice and safeguarding principles. They will also have experience of coaching, coordinating and managing others, including volunteers/sessional workers.
The is a county wide and the successful candidate can base themselves in either Eastbourne (Hampden Park) or St Leonards (Ocean House.)
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.