Team Leader- Portsmouth Youth Offending Team (PYOT)

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JUL20212456

Job details


Civic Offices Guildhall Walk Portsmouth

Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£44,862 - £48,874 Per Annum

Closing date

3 August 2021

Team Leader- Portsmouth Youth Offending Team (PYOT)

 Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. It is also committed to promoting quality childcare across the City that works to improve outcomes for children.

DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Every post is subject to PCC and Portsmouth Safeguarding Children’s Board safer recruitment procedures.

(You will be required to work occasional Saturday/Bank Holiday mornings via rota and could be required to work some evenings at times).

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

This team requires an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Team Leader (one of two Team Leader posts within the YOT) who would enjoy the challenge of working in this important service for Portsmouth’s children

You will supervise a number for practitioner staff and will support high quality service delivery to reduce reoffending through your knowledge of youth justice effective practice and supervision and development of staff. This will be done through regular quality supervision, opportunities for reflective practice and the Chairing of meetings. You will ensure that children are central to assessment, planning and intervention and the views of children, parents/carers and victims are properly embedded in all aspects of service planning and delivery.   You will have responsibility for assuring the quality of casework and ensure that YOT practitioners are completing statutory tasks in a timely way so as to meet the needs of vulnerable chidren to a high standard.  You will work with a range of partner agencies to co-ordinate, plan, commission and deliver services to vulnerable children who have offended. You will be expected to liaise with colleagues both within and outside the YOT in order to ensure it delivers youth justice services in partnership with other organisations, including both the children’s and adult’s workforce.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will have a diploma/degree/Msc/Professional qualification in a relevant (e.g. Probation, Social Work, Education or Health) with necessary registration (if required). In addition you will have substantial post qualification experience of working with vulnerable children in a relevant field. Experience of working or managing in a Youth Offending Team is desirable.

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

What next

How to apply: To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “job profile” and “how to apply” to ensure your application matches the requirements of the role.   Please ensure you refer to the ‘how to apply’ document when you complete your application as there is information in there that you need to include and evidence in your application for this role.  This is really important or you are likely not to be short listed.  Please ensure you fully read and follow the guidance so you fully demonstrate how you meet the points on the job profile. PLEASE DO NOT JUST SUBMIT A CV