An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the busy and dynamic team specialising in youth offending, as part of the Brighton & Hove Adolescent Service. Restorative Justice, including contact with victims of crime and offering restorative interventions is a key part of youth justice work. The post of Restorative Justice Coordinator will involve managing, coordinating and facilitating restorative interventions across the service and promoting restorative justice approaches in the city in partnership with statutory & voluntary organisations. The post holder is responsible for coordinating the development and delivery of restorative justice training, recruitment, training & supervision of volunteers and RJ workers as well as having a key role in partnership working and collaboration with local organisations to develop and maintain community reparation projects.
You will be working in close partnership with colleagues in the Adolescent Service as well as partners in Education, Health, Police, Probation, Community Safety and voluntary sectors. We are looking for someone with creativity, enthusiasm and energy to build on existing practice and take a lead in maintaining and developing high quality restorative practice in the Adolescent Service.
You will need to be trained and experienced in RJ facilitation with excellent communication and presentation skills, a sound knowledge of restorative justice principles and substantial experience of working with children and/ or young people, including knowledge of risk assessment and safeguarding procedures. For full details of essential criteria, please see attached job description.
For further information about the role or service, please contact Kate Hopkins, RJ Coordinator- Youth Offending or Pippa Peacock, Lead Practitioner - Youth Offending, on 01273 296169
About the role
The Adolescent Services, including Youth Offending, restructured in 2018 to manage financial cuts and has a reduced workforce, where there is no extra capacity to cover vacant posts. This is a post with statutory duties in youth justice, requiring specialist skills and knowledge which cannot be covered by other teams. The service could not effectively and safely manage volunteers or deliver statutory requirements for restorative justice and partnership work without this post.
Brighton & Hove City Council Adolescent Services is part of a multi-agency Service based within Children's Safeguarding & Care services in Brighton & Hove under the Families, Children & Learning Directorate. The service works with young people whose life chances are adversely affected by family difficulties & breakdown, substance misuse, emotional/ mental health issues, offending and exploitation. We target the most vulnerable and high-risk adolescents in the city, providing intensive multi-agency support to them and their families to effect change.
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.
From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. 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.
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council's ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.