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Education, Training & Employment Services Team Leader

St Giles Trust
Leeds Media Centre – with travel across West Yorkshire including HMP Leeds and HMP Wealstun
£24,276-£28,560 pa
Closing date
17 Aug 2021
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Fixed Term Maternity Cover – 9 months from start date - full-time (35 hrs p/w)

Leeds Media Centre – with travel across West Yorkshire including HMP Leeds and HMP Wealstun

Ref: MTL-211

Are you a proactive, organised and compassionate individual with a proven record of working with services and clients within the criminal justice sector, moving ex-offenders towards mainstream provision or into employment by addressing their barriers to work? Are you an effective and influential leader looking for an exciting new career opportunity?

If so, St Giles Trust is looking for a dynamic Team Leader to lead a team of caseworkers and support staff who will provide tailored entry to employment support to people in custody and under probation supervision in the community. The aim of this service is to support service users to overcome barriers to employment, so that they can successfully reintegrate into society.

About St Giles  
An ambitious, well-established charity that helps people facing adversity to find jobs, homes and the right support they need. Central to our ethos is our belief that people with first-hand experience of successfully overcoming issues such as an offending background, homelessness, addictions and gang involvement, hold the key to positive change in others. 

St Giles is now a kickstart employer, so we are part of the scheme which provides job opportunities for 16-24-year-olds who are currently on Universal Credit and are at risk of long-term unemployment.

About this key role
As our Team Leader, you will successfully recruit, induct and train new staff members to ensure all staff are prepared and able to succeed in their role, plus motivate and support the team to achieve positive outcomes for service users whilst being responsible for day-to-day line management duties such as regular one-to-ones, appraisals, sickness, absence and continuous professional development.

You will also oversee the quality monitoring of the dispersed staff teams to ensure the most effective service is delivered to our service users and work closely with commissioners and stakeholders to build positive working relationships to ensure the success of the contract and produce reports and statistics which demonstrate impact, outcomes and volumes. You will also be expected to carry a small case load of complex individuals of your own, providing specialist ETE knowledge and completing tailored interventions.

What we are looking for:

  • Relevant ETE qualification or extensive experience and management qualification
  • Strong experience of working as a key part of a high-performing team
  • Experience of developing and maintaining strong relationships with partners
  • Experience of using digital technology and of providing evidence for external audit purposes
  • Knowledge of the main issues affecting employment and rehabilitation of offenders
  • A sound understanding of how staff with lived experience can provide additional value
  • Outstanding interpersonal, relationship-building and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A collaborative, flexible and professional approach to your work

In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, access to clinical supervisions, season ticket loan and much more.

For further information, or to apply, please visit our website via the ‘Apply’ button, or email for an application form.

Closing date: 11pm, 17 August 2021.

St Giles will guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria set out in the Job Description for the vacancy.

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