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Head of Service - Youth Offending Service

Salary details: £59823 - £62970

Royal Borough of Greenwich
Salary Details
£59823 - £62970  
Additional Allowances
Location Postcode
SE18 6HQ
Job Term and Hours per Week
Permanent; 35
Closing Date
06 May 2019
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Are you a skilled leader who can motivate and energise services and partners to find creative solutions?

Can you promote the engagement of children and young people in shaping and improving services?

Can you model a leadership style that empowers others?

Can you deliver consistently high standards and performance?

Royal Borough of Greenwich Youth Offending Service is striving for excellence and is seeking a Head Service who demonstrates transformational leadership and has the vision, energy and drive to help us to deliver this ambition. You will join a high performing service that is committed to improving the quality of the service provided to young people in order improve their life chances. 

These are exciting times for Royal Greenwich in which you will play a key role.  You will lead on workforce strategies and the implementation of systemic, trauma informed and restorative practices that will make a real difference to children, young people and their families, by building on individual strengths and resilience and achieving change that will enable more children to lead offence free lifestyles and ensure positive outcomes.

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is a council of learning and innovation which sees the child and family in their context, not through the gaze of service structures. We promote and value collaborative working within our council network, with our partners and with children, young people and their families.

Assessment centre and interviews to be held: 20th May 2019

Psychomotric Assessment

As part of the assessment, shortlisted candidates will be sent Psychometric Assessments once invite to interview has been accepted on the 13th of May 2019. This is managed by Executive Recruitment Agent, Gatenby Sanderson. Therefore, Royal Greenwich will share relevant shortlisted candidate data with Gatenby Sanderson for the purpose of Psychometrics Assessment. 

Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk. As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

This role requires an Enhanced DBS.

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application.