Team Manager - Youth Resilience Service

Kingston upon Thames
£45666 - £48489 per annum
01 Mar 2018
18 Mar 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Salary Details: Scale Point 49 to 52 (£45,666 to £48,489)
Job Term: Permanent
Appointment Type: Full-time
Hours: 36
Location: Kingston
Directorate: Protection and Early Help
Service: Youth Resilience Service

About us
Working for Achieving for Children, you will have the opportunity to operate at the cutting edge of children's services delivery. We are an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, joined in 2017 by Windsor and Maidenhead, and responsible for delivering the boroughs' children's services.

We have been up and running for four years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children's services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education's eight 'Partners in Practice', tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

About the Role
The Youth Resilience service is a specialist adolescent multi-agency service, offering specialist support for young people aged between 13-18 and their families to reduce the risk of family breakdown with the exception of young people age 10+ that may enter into the criminal justice system and require youth justice intervention.

This role will support the strategic ambition to identify vulnerable and at-risk families at the earliest opportunity, providing targeted and holistic support in order to improve outcomes alongside identified needs. As a Team Manager for the Youth Resilience Service, they will be responsible for ensuring that adolescents are safeguarded from harm, that parents and carers are supported with their parenting capacity and to protect and nurture them whilst ensuring that the public is protected where youth offending is concerned.

In return, we will offer you high-quality support and development opportunities, including Sings of Safety training, specialist CPD and much, much more.

How to find out more
If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Kathy Walker, Head of Youth Resilience Service, at for an informal discussion.

If you would like more information about this role please see the job profile on our website.

Benefit of working for Achieving for Children
As a social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.

The successful candidate will have access to;

  • Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
  • A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
  • Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post 
  • A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
  • Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety
  • Reflective supervision from an experienced management team

You will find out more about our organisation at 

How to apply
Before applying please refer to the job description and person specification and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined the role profile.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy.

Closing Date: 18th March 2018

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