Turnaround Practitioner
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham
  • Reference: 2582
  • Published: Tue 09/05/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 30/05/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £40,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Greater London

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Turnaround Practitioner


£40,614 - £43,815

Newham YJS Office / Hybrid

24 Months Fixed Term Contract to September 2025

Closing date: 30/05/2023 at 23:59



Newham Youth Justice Service aims to put children and families at the centre of our work in preventing offending, the risk of offending and the risk of re-offending.  We do this through our systemic engagement with children and families whilst adopting child first and whole family approaches.  To support us we are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic and dynamic Turnaround Practitioner to ensure that we keep children, families and the community at the heart of everything we do here in Newham.


Are you passionate about working with children and families? Do you want to be part of an exciting opportunity which aims to support children in the community and in their homes to make a difference in their lives whilst demonstrating ambition for them to achieve positive outcomes?  Then this job is for you.  At the heart of working in Newham is honesty and transparency in our approach ensuring that we are respectful and that we demonstrate the embedding of our core values of working together to support children and families to take their next steps on their journeys.

The Turnaround Project is a government initiative which provides Youth Justice Services across England and Wales with funding to intervene early and improve outcomes for children on the cusp of entering the Youth Justice System.  The Turnaround Project sits within the Youth Justice Service as part of our multi-disciplinary RESET intervention team.  This post will enable the skilled practitioner to work directly with children and families in a planned, purposeful and focused manner using systemic and restorative methods to engage children to support them to achieve their best outcomes.


The successful applicant will understand the principles of the child-first approach and will be able to work systemically to deliver intensive, time-limited support to children, young people and families who are subject to a statutory plan; and who are at risk of child criminal exploitation, extra-familial harm and who are at risk of re-offending.  The Turnaround Project will adopt a whole family approach to enable families to participate in decision-making and planning with them to keep their children safe within the community.

You will provide supervision to support practitioners and develop the effective practice skills of staff through expert systemic reflective supervision, coaching and joint working to deliver services to meet the key outcome/objectives of the Youth Justice Plan; and statutory requirements of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 with the prevention offer for children and young people entering the system.  You will take the lead responsibility for programme development of specified areas: Prevention offer for those issued with Community Resolutions, where arrested and no further action has been taken and/or where partners refer where there is risk or concern related to criminality.

For further information about the role, or for an informal discussion, please contact Carol Soverall, Service Manager, Youth Justice Service: carol.soverall@newham.gov.uk 


To apply please submit your CV and a supporting statement (1-2 sides of A4) through our online recruitment portal.

The supporting statement should demonstrate how you meet the relevant requirements listed in the person specification in the job description.

Shortlisting decisions will be based on candidates' relevant experience and on candidates' suitability for the role in line with the person specification, as described in their supporting statement and CV.

Closing date: 30/05/2022 at 23:59

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We are committed to creating an inclusive, anti-racist environment for all. When you apply for a job at Newham, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. If you share our vision and values, and you bring the experience and skills we need, that’s all that matters to us.

The London Borough of Newham has important responsibilities for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. If you are appointed to a job that involves working with these groups, you may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Please attach your supporting statement, explaining in no more than x2 A4 sides why and how you meet the criteria for this role.

We practice anonymised recruitment. Please ensure that you remove all personal information from any documents that you upload.

The personal information we have collected from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found by https://www.cifas.org.uk/fpn.

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