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YOS Operations Manager

Job Description

Job Advert: YOS Operations Manager

Service Care Solutions is assisting the London Borough of Lambeth in recruiting a dedicated YOS Operations Manager. We are looking for a dynamic individual to manage and lead the multi-agency Youth Offending Service (YOS) to prevent offending and re-offending by children and young people.

Role: YOS Operations Manager
Location: Based across various locations in the London Borough of Lambeth
Contract Type: Full-Time, Fixed Term
Contract Duration: 24 Months
Salary Range: £31.89 - £39.89 per hour

Main Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day operational management of the Youth Offending Service in line with council policies and national standards.
  • Leadership and development of the YOS team, including formal supervision, workload management, performance appraisal, and training.
  • Strategic planning and implementation of interventions to reduce youth offending.
  • Managing high-risk cases and ensuring compliance with local and national policies.
  • Collaborating with partner agencies to deliver effective youth justice services.
  • Preparing and presenting strategic reports, managing budgets, and representing YOS in various professional settings.

Key Requirements:

  • Degree in Social Work (HCPC registered) or Community Justice with a Level 5 Diploma in Probation Studies.
  • Minimum of three years post-qualifying experience and extensive line management experience in a youth justice setting.
  • In-depth knowledge of relevant legislation including the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and the Children's Act 1989.
  • Proven experience in developing high-quality Youth Justice Services and effective practice methods.
  • Strong operational management skills and experience in a multi-agency environment.


  • Competitive salary with a pay rate between £31.89 - £39.89 per hour.
  • Opportunity to make a significant impact on the lives of young people and the community.
  • Professional development and career growth within the Youth Offending Service.

For more information or to apply, please contact Lewis Ashcroft at Service Care Solutions.

Lewis Ashcroft
Phone: 01772 208962

Join us in making a difference in the lives of young people and helping to build safer communities. Apply now!