senior probation officer, SPO
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Senior probation officer

  • Job reference: AQIT515
  • Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Senior Probation Officer
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Job description: I am currently recruiting for a Senior Probation Officer to work in Milton Keynes.

Candidates applying must have a current enhanced DBS.

As a SPO you will be responsible for leading, managing and coordinating the work of a team to ensure high quality service delivery in accordance with practice standards and contractual requirements.

Responsibilities will include:
* Setting clear expectations about what quality is, grounded in Quality Practice standards
* Communicate the purpose of the team to continuously improve quality with clarity and enthusiasm
* Monitor the progress of the team in achieving the above objectives, including undertaking observations, audits and one to ones and driving peer group learning opportunities
* Be a visible leader who models excellence
* Coach, support, train and develop the team where gaps are identified; addressing any issues resolutely and in a timely manner
* Manage service delivery to meet contractual performance requirements
* Manage risk of harm and risk of re-offending
* Review and manage local resources
* Embed an accountability culture within the team to drive quality
* Respond positively to change
* Manage staff effectively through change in accordance with the defined strategy
* Assist Area Manager in planning improvements to support service delivery
* Demonstrate leadership in your area of responsibility
* Assist Contracts and Partnerships Manager, Interventions Manager, Quality and Performance Managers and Area Manager in identifying and developing joint work with external agencies
* Establish and manage links with the wider communities as directed by Area Manager
* Manage financial resources for your area of responsibility as required
* Make proposals for expenditure on programmes of work and advise Area Manager on local resource issues to inform objectives and forward planning
* Collate and analyse information, developing systems and compiling reports as necessary
* Develop and utilise data to identify trends and take appropriate action to maintain and enhance quality service delivery

It is essential that you are a qualified Probation Officer to be considered for this role.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Andy at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208968 or email