Job Description

Purpose: To lead a thematic/statutory area of work requiring specific oversight and expertise and to ensure that practice and service delivery meet national standards or requirements

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. To take a lead role in the development and oversight of a key aspect of service delivery that requires specialist knowledge or oversight.

2. Ensuring that we meet our statutory, contractual or national requirements in relation to thematic area of responsibility.

3. Developing policy and practice in line with national or local guidance and disseminating this across all Youth Support Teams.

4. Act as the Practice Champion for the thematic area of work.

5. Engaging young people in the design, delivery and evaluation of the service.

6. Providing appropriate support, supervision, performance management and management direction of staff delivering within the service area.

7. Ensure the delivery of effective, safe services for young people.

8. Effective promotion in the use of high professional standards and best practice informed by research; ensuring that all young people receive an effective assessment, planning and review process.

9. Assisting the Team Manager in monitoring the performance of the team and driving through improvement.

10. Supporting the Team Manager in leading and implementing continuous improvement through active involvement in service development.

11. Demonstrating and leading the team in effective communication, both with partners, colleagues and the multi-professional team to achieve good outcomes for young people and families. Actively promoting inter-agency and multi-disciplinary relationships.

12. Promoting the vision, strategic aims and objectives of the service by working in partnership with other agencies to provide excellent practice.

13. Chairing multi-agency or partner planning meetings as appropriate and as requested by the Team Manager.

14. Supporting the Team Manager in ensuring resources are effectively deployed to meet statutory duties and to deliver the strategic priorities.

15. Ensuring the effective use of resources by understanding and applying management information to assist the team in the improvement of the service.

16. Demonstrating leadership across the team by promoting the use of Information Communication Systems and ensuring all electronic file records are kept up-to-date.

17. Manage projects and assignments as designated by the Senior Leadership Team.

18. Undertake direct work with young people as directed by the Team Manager.


1. To undertake any further training as identified in the Shaw Trust review procedures.

2. Ensure that safe working practices are followed in respect of COSHH and other Risk Assessment control measures.

3. Employees must comply with the provisions of ‘The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974’ and must take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of other persons who may be affected by their acts of omissions whilst at work. Employees are also required to co-operate with their employer to enable them to perform or comply with any statutory provisions. The Trust’s efforts to promote a safe and healthy working environment can only succeed with the full co-operation of its employees.

4. To understand, comply with and promote Shaw Trust’s safeguarding policy and procedures. It is the responsibility of all employees to make the working environment safe and secure for all. Everyone must adhere to the 5 Rs in relation to possible abuse: Recognition, Response, Reporting, Recording and Referral. The Trust can only ensure its dedication to the protection of vulnerable people with the full cooperation of its employees.

5. The Trust has a Diversity and Inclusion Policy and it is the responsibility of all staff to comply with this. The key responsibilities for staff under this Policy are set out in the Trust Code of Conduct.

6. To maintain the confidentiality about clients, staff and other Trust business. The work is of a confidential nature and information gained must not be communicated to other persons except in the recognised course of duty. The post holder must meet the requirements of the Data Protection Act at all times.

7. To maintain awareness of risk and to take personal responsibility for ensuring that the Trust is not unnecessarily exposed to risk. To report any issues or concerns relating to risk and the effectiveness of the Trust’s risk management arrangements.

8. Be aware of, promote and implement Shaw Trust’s Risk, Quality and Information Security Management Systems.

9. To report to line manager, or other appropriate person, in the event of awareness of bad practice.

10. Recycle and manage energy within your environment in line with Shaw Trust’s Strategic aim to adopt green approaches and become carbon neutral.

This job description is intended to provide a broad outline of the main duties and responsibilities only. The post holder will need to be flexible in developing the role in conjunction with the line manager. The post holder may be asked to carry out any other delegated duty or task that is in line with their post.

Person Specification Job Title: (E=Essential D=Desirable) SKILLS AND CORE COMPETENCIES Technical competency (qualifications and training)

  • Graduate or equivalent professional qualification, eg social care, education, youth work, advice & guidance, LDSS, criminal justice, health. (E)


  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of young people and an ability to shape services to improve outcomes for young people. (E)
  • Project or management experience in delivering services that have led to positive outcomes for young people. (E)
  • Leading and developing partnership and multi-agency working. (E)
  • Management of risk and knowledge of safeguarding requirements with the ability to make sound judgement in relation to risk and protection. (E)
  • Experience of mentoring and/or supervising work of others including the ability to use knowledge and skills to inform, advise and inspire through mentoring, teaching, assessing and supervising other staff within the Youth Support Team. (E)
  • Experience of developing effective performance management systems in line with national guidance and inspection requirements. (E)

Skills and Attributes

  • Financial management and ability to oversee financial systems. (D)
  • Design and delivery of programmes or activities for young people. (E)
  • Knowledge and understanding of national policies and the legislative framework affecting young people. (E)

Personal qualities, communicating and relating to others

  • Ability to work flexibly and respond to the needs of the service and users. (E)
  • Ability to form constructive relationships with partners and other agencies.
  • Ability to engage and motivate young people and support them in accessing services. (E)
  • Ability to lead projects or a thematic area of work. (E)
  • High level of personal autonomy and responsibility. (E)
  • Understanding of and commitment to the vision and objectives of the service. (E)
  • Resilience and capacity to deal with demanding and challenging situations. (E)
  • Commitment to delivering high performing quality services. (E)


  • Be able to display an awareness, understanding and commitment to the protection and safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults. (E)
  • This post requires a Disclosure and Barring Service Check at an enhanced level. (E)


  • Understand and be able to demonstrate a commitment to Equal Opportunities and Diversity. (E)
  • Participation in Duty system. (E)
  • Hold a current, full driving licence which is valid for driving in the UK. (E)
  • The Youth Support Team is a 9:00am-9:00pm service with a requirement to work outside of normal office hours. (E)

Work Assignment – Assistant Team Manager Youth Work

ATM will manage the following functions:

· Management and development of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

· Management and development of the Activities and Youth Work Teams working within the Youth Support Team.

· Lead on Early Help referrals and allocation within Community and Youth Justice Teams.

· Working with key partners to deliver the projects above.

· Ensuring performance data is maintained as appropriate.

· Ensuring appropriate risk management is in place for hazardous activities.

Reference ID: 22426

Contract length: 12 months

Part-time hours: 22.2 per week

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: £35,327.00-£39,377.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday

Work remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

COVID-19 precaution(s):

  • Remote interview process
  • Personal protective equipment provided or required
  • Social distancing guidelines in place
  • Virtual meetings
  • Sanitisation, disinfection or cleaning procedures in place

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