Youth Justice Quality Assurance Leader – Children & Families Service

Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £50,451 to £51,444 50451 - PO6
Contract Type
Fixed Term / Secondment
Contract Length
12 months
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Children & Education
Children & Families Service
Closing date

12 month Secondment /  Fixed Term Contract 

Hackney’s Youth Justice Service’s primary aim is to prevent offending by children and young people. The concept of ‘child first’ guides the work of Hackney’s youth offending teams. For those children who have offended, we work to reduce offending behaviours by partnership and collaboration with a range of practitioners across Children and Family Services, police, other local authorities, probation, Youth Courts and health practitioners.

As a highly experienced and knowledgeable Youth Justice Practitioner, you will possess the ability to coach and support staff and drive practice improvement across the service; providing the necessary structure, systems and guidance to ensure Hackney’s Youth Justice Service delivers outcome focused interventions and programmes for children and families that promote desistance, sustain change, and are delivered and recorded in accordance with statutory requirements and best practice. The opportunity for developing innovative impactful youth justice services is high.

Reporting to the Service Manager, you will be part of the core leadership team, supporting the development of Trauma Informed approaches, tackling unequal treatment of children within the youth justice system, and keeping children and the public safe by applying a rigorous focus on mitigating potential harms. The post will provide regular opportunities for the training and coaching of staff and will be expected to provide regular reports to the partnership board, demonstrating change in practice and impact for service users.

An enhanced DBS check is required.

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. 

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

If  you have any questions about the role, please contact Brendan Finegan, Service Manager – Youth Justice at 

Closing date for applications: 02 October 2022

Assessment / Interview date: 28 October 2022

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

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