Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we've developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.
We're one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the City.
Redbridge Youth Justice and Targeted Prevention Service (YJTPS) is a multi-agency partnership committed to preventing and reducing youth crime across the borough. We are looking for a committed, innovative, and enthusiastic Restorative Justice Officer who will play a critical role in supporting the service in facilitating Restorative Justice and victim work. The post holder will be required to work with victims of all ages who have been harmed by children referred to our service.
The post holder must also be able to work creatively with children to design and facilitate bespoke reparation projects that benefit the local community as well as being key to the delivery of Restorative Justice interventions. This will include working in a multi-agency service with both the children within the service and those harmed by criminal activity to explore restorative outcomes and support the facilitation of these in accordance with the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime. Working collaboratively with colleagues within the YJTPS, you will have a thorough understanding of risk, needs, public protection and safety and wellbeing.
The nature of the role means that flexible hours are needed including evening and weekend work to meet the needs of the victims of crime we work with, focusing on building positive professional working relationships to help facilitate and maintain change.
We support our workers in their progression, affording opportunities to grow skill sets. Staff have regular supervision with their line manager and frequent professional development sessions.
If you are interested in being part of a team delivering excellent services to victims and children and families in Redbridge, please apply.
Interviews will be held week commencing 16th October
Redbridge is committed to making safer recruitment decisions and to preventing unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. As such some posts may be subject to a check with the Disclosure and Barring Service. References may also be taken up prior to interview.
Embracing diversity and promoting equalities for all.
To apply for this post, you must submit an online application form along with uploading a copy of your CV and cover letter.
Ambitious for Redbridge
All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At the London Borough of Redbridge, we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than advertised. Early applications are therefore encouraged.
We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief.