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Youth Court Justice Officer

Vacancy Details

Salary: £31,346 to £33,782
Location: Solar Campus
Job Type: Permanent
Vacancy Group: Professional/Technical
Category: Authority
Closing Date: 11/29/2020
Date Posted: 11/18/2020
Reference: 0000032757


36 hours per week

Grade PO1

Wirral is home to vibrant, energetic and engaged communities, people who take real ownership of their local area and are passionate about making Wirral a better place. The council and its partners have pledged to #BeTheDifference.

We’ve got ambitious targets to meet by 2025. To achieve everything we have promised to our residents, we need people who are driven and ready to deliver the very best for our communities - #BeTheDifference.

In this role, you'll lead the court team in terms of non-supervisory tasks including drawing up monthly rotas for the staff team, chairing team meetings, taking a lead in decision-making in relation to the day to day work of the team, facilitating the development of the team and its work and reporting back to court leads for the five boroughs as well as involvement in the day to day duties of the team including court duty and dealing with overnight cases.

You will ensure we that we work collaboratively with the other four boroughs that make up the current court team structure.

You will deliver a high-quality service to the courts as well as young people and their families.

We are looking for someone who can work independently and demonstrate an ability to adapt your approach to meet the variety and complexity of day to day court work.

Ideally you'll need to be qualified in a discipline related to the work of the Youth Offending Service, such as a Social Work, Probation, Youth and Community Work, Education and essentially you will have experience working within the criminal court setting.

Your experience should include substantial experience of direct work with young people and their families as well as experience of collaborative work with other agencies.

You will need a track record of effective communication as well as the ability to work in an anti-discriminatory and anti-oppressive manner.

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The successful applicant must have the ability to converse with members of the public and provide advice in accurate, spoken English

This post is subject to Enhanced Level DBS check.

Please note that in accordance with the Council’s policy, employees who are in a formal redeployment situation will be considered in the first instance for all vacancies.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on the closing date.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the specified date should we receive sufficient applications.

Applications can only be accepted through the Jobs page following registration.  Forms received via the post will not be processed.

All applicants invited to interview must evidence their right to work in the UK.  Details of required documents can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the Jobs page.

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