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Service Manager - Youth Offending Service
  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: SP/19/100459
  • Published: Fri 07/06/2019, 16:25 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 26/06/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £49,299 - £60,254
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt St, Kings Cross, London NW1 1BD, Camden

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Service Manager - Youth Offending Service

We are looking for an exceptional individual who possesses the ability to inspire others to achieve and make a real difference to the lives of young people in Camden.

Camden’s’ Youth Offending Service is innovative and ambitious. We want to ensure that all young people succeed and have a range of original programmes to support them from the moment they enter the Youth Justice System until they leave. We are a forward thinking Service.  We use a trauma informed approach in our work, we engage the whole family, and we have staff based in custody suites so we can intervene from the very earliest opportunity.  We have recently launched our constructive resettlement approach and have psychologists working with our young people in and out of custody. 

Camden’s Youth Offending Service requires a highly motivated and influential Service Manager to manage the Service, making appropriate use of resources to ensure the provision of a high quality, comprehensive and effective service to children, young people and their families.  You will have overall responsibility for ensuring services are delivered in line with local and national standards, ensuring safe, effective and consistent delivery of high quality outcome-focused provision to young people in Camden.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

To be considered for this role it is essential that you are an innovative and strategic thinker, with a proven record of delivering high quality services and interventions to very vulnerable young people, in partnership with a wide range of different agencies and organisations.  It is also essential that you possess in-depth knowledge and understanding of the legislative framework and polices in relation to young people services, such as safeguarding, risk management and the youth justice system. In addition you must be able to provide evidence of your ability to lead, motivate and manage multi-disciplinary staff teams in a range of work environments and contexts.  The successful candidate will hold considerable experience of case management oversight as well as an understanding of the concepts of Trauma informed practice, the Good Lives Model and Theories of Desistance.

Qualifications in any of the following professions:

  • Fully qualified, accredited social work professional status (CQSW, DipSW, CSS, HCPC registered)
  • Probation
  • Leadership/Management Qualification (e.g., ILM Level 4 or 5)
  • Other relevant qualifications alongside significant demonstrable experience within the Youth Justice Sector.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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Make it work for you. Make it your Camden.

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

If you want to find out more about what it’s like to work at Camden to help you decide whether we’re a good fit for you, please click HERE to complete our online scenario based questionnaire. Please note, this does not form part of the application and will not be used as part of the selection process.

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this Job Profile attached at the bottom of this Advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Wednesday 26th June 2019

Interviews to be held: Week Commencing 8th July 2019

Please quote reference: 190000CK