Service Manager Greenwich ReSET

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We have a range of opportunities to join our multi-disciplinary team which builds upon Royal Greenwich’s existing partnerships with agencies and professionals committed to addressing knife crime and serious youth violence.

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Councillor Jackie Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Integrated Enforcement and Chair of Licensing Committee

  

The Council has made tackling knife crime one of its top priorities. A Knife Crime and Serious Youth Violence Task Group, chaired by me alongside the Leader of the Council, was established in June 2018 to drive forward work in pursuit of meeting this priority.

This Unit is an outcome of the Task Group’s audit of local and national activities and strategies in place to tackle knife crime and serious youth violence. It is also a recognition of the fact that young people affected by knife crime and serious youth violence are often characterised as having a number of vulnerabilities, that when overlaid on each other bring about a complex level of need and risk. It will take time, persistence and consistency to divert young people away from exploitation and we hope that you will join us in taking on this challenge.

The unit will:

  • be a co-located, multi-disciplinary team
  • proactively identify children and young people at risk
  • provide a robust and highly coordinated response to address the range of underlying needs of the young people and their families such as the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, Special Educational Needs, speech, language and communication difficulties, the experience of trauma, exclusions from school and living in poverty
  • adopt a ‘whole systems’ approach – by working with the child, family and the community
  • use the full range of disruption and enforcement measures at its disposal to drive down serious youth violence

Our ambition is to provide an effective, efficient service informed by the views and experiences of children, young people, their families, staff and our partners.  We want to work in purposeful collaboration with children, young people and their families rather than working for or doing to people.

To achieve this, we need skilled, competent, confident, compassionate, motivated and creative staff who want to work in a culture of continuous learning, mutual support and challenge. 

If you think this is you, then please take a look at the list of roles available and we look forward to hearing from you.

Audrey Johnson, Assistant Director Youth Offending and Early Help Services

  

Thank you for your interest in our new Exploitation and Serious Youth Violence Reduction Unit. 

Across London, we have all seen the rise in serious youth violence and the tragic deaths of so many young people as a result of knife crime. Here in Greenwich, knife crime has gone up by 27% - the council and its partners are committed to tackling the causes of this violence, not just the symptoms. We believe that this is the only way to break the cycle of violence and reduce the impact that it has on young people, their families and communities across Greenwich.