Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Sunday 05 February 2023
Interview date: tbc
For an informal discussion, please contact Nicola Maxwell - Strategic Lead for Specialist Adolescent Services on 07872 014 419
About the role
Do you want to be part of an innovative youth justice service and bring about genuine change in the lives of children and families? At East Sussex you’ll discover a dynamic organisation dedicated to improving outcomes. Our practice model, Connected Practice, focusses on what’s vital; building effective relationships with children, families, colleagues, and partner organisations as the foundation for change.
East Sussex Youth Justice Service strives to provide high quality, effective youth justice services that see children as children, which focus on their strengths, enabling them to fulfil their potential and be the best they can be. This will enhance lives, prevent re-offending, create fewer victims and lead to safe communities.
As a practice manager you will be responsible for managing a multi-disciplinary team including youth justice service practitioners and practitioners seconded from other agencies who hold case responsibility as the supervising officer for children subject to the full range of Youth Justice Disposals.
We are looking for a practice manager who has:
- An up to date knowledge criminal justice legislation and practice
- Management experience or who wants to take the next step into management
- Will be part of a local management team and will enjoy working as part the broader children’s services management team.
- Can work in partnership with other agencies to develop and deliver high quality and effective interventions for children at all stages of the criminal justice system
- Is confident in managing youth justice practice and sharing knowledge and skills in ways which enables our services to continue to improve and you to continue your own professional development.
- Is competent and confident in using data to understand and support the practice of your team and their positive impact for our service users.
Candidates will have:
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- A passion for child first practice and developing and delivering a service which see children support all children to achieve their potential
- An ability to engage effectively to overcome resistance and build relationships
- An ability to manage workload independently
- A commitment to training and personal development
To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above. When completing your application be sure to address how you meet all the criteria in the person specification drawing on any relevant work/life experience, education or personal interests.
Interviews will take place in-person in w/c 6th February 2023. If you are unavailable on these dates let us know and we may be able to schedule an alternative date to interview you.
For a team that supports you
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.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
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.