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YOS Operations Manager (PO7)

Job Description

Job Advertisement: YOS Operations Manager

London Borough of Lambeth - Children's Services - Youth Offending Service

Position: YOS Operations Manager Grade: PO7 Location: London Borough of Lambeth

Service Care Solutions are recruiting for a YOS Operation Manager to work for Lambeth Council on a full time, initial 3 month contract likely to be extended beyond.

Main Purpose of Job: As the YOS Operations Manager, you will play a pivotal role in preventing offending and re-offending by children and young people through the provision of effective services. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operational management of the multi-agency Youth Offending Service, ensuring compliance with Council policies, procedures, and national service standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead on thematic areas within the multi-agency YOS, providing specialist knowledge and skills to prevent offending by young people.
  • Manage a group of staff from various agencies and professional backgrounds, including formal supervision, workload management, and performance appraisal.
  • Develop and implement performance management and quality assurance systems to meet local and national performance targets.
  • Collaborate with partner agencies to plan and implement preventative interventions for young people at risk of involvement in crime.
  • Represent the Youth Offending Service in professional meetings and establish operational protocols with partner agencies.
  • Undertake lead responsibilities for project development and management, as directed by senior management.

Competency-Based Person Specification:

  • Degree in Social Work (HCPC registered) or a Degree in Community Justice with a Level 5 Diploma in Probation Studies, or equivalent.
  • Thorough working knowledge of legislation governing the Youth Offending Service and national standards for working with young offenders.
  • Experience in staff supervision, establishing effective working relationships in a multi-agency environment, and implementing anti-discriminatory practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to focus on people, take ownership, work collaboratively, communicate effectively, and achieve results.

How to Apply: If you have the qualifications, experience, and passion to excel in this role, we encourage you to apply by submitting your CV and a written supporting statement addressing the short-listing criteria outlined in the job description. Please send your application to

The London Borough of Lambeth is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting equality and diversity in our workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

Join us in making a difference in the lives of young people in our community. Apply now!