07 September 2018

Operations Manager Youth Support Team

Prospects (part of the Shaw Trust Group) are a national provider of education, skills and care services and one of the largest providers of young people’s services in England.  Our Young People’s Division is at the leading edge of developing services for vulnerable young people and this is a unique opportunity to be part of our successful senior leadership team.

 

This is an exciting opportunity for an Operations Manager to lead and manage elements of the young people’s services contracts within the Gloucestershire region. The successful candidate will be responsible for the delivery of specific areas of contracts working closely with Gloucestershire County Council, Police and Crime Commissioner, Schools, NHS England and other funders to improve outcomes for children and young people in the county.

 

This role will work as part of the Senior Leadership Team of Prospects/Shaw Trust Gloucestershire; liaising closely with the County Council’s senior team including the Director of Children’s Services and Director of Safeguarding and Care to deliver the strategic objectives for children and young people. The Operations Manager will be expected to support the development of the wider Shaw Trust group; working on bidding, tendering and developing new business ideas.

 

 

Personal Specification

 

  • Knowledge and understanding of the development needs of young people and how to deliver services for adolescents, including best and evidence based practice.
  • Up to date HCPC registration.
  • Proven track record in operational leadership that has resulted in the delivery of high quality innovative services
  • A social work qualification with a management qualification or evidence of having undertaken in-service management training.
  • Some knowledge and understanding of Children and Young People’s Services nationally including the policies and legislative framework affecting young people and their families. Applicant will need to have experience of managing one of the following services, social care, children in care or care leavers, youth justice or health services for complex young people.
  • Ability to think strategically, understand needs and priorities at a local and regional level that will shape the way we approach our contract delivery and business development
  • Political awareness and understanding
  • Dynamism and an imaginative approach to the development of services
  • Strong leader with the ability to drive forward ideas and influence internally and externally and who presents as a positive role model of effective leadership
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to negotiate, excellent written and presentation skills
  • Ability to manage budgets and a clear understanding of good financial management and the systems and processes that support this
  • Experience of managing staff including, change management processes, staff development and creating high performing teams
  • Commitment and an understanding of how to embed and promote equality of opportunity within our service delivery
  • Comprehensive understanding of risk management in relation to safeguarding and the prevent agenda
  • Knowledge and experience of performance management including measuring outcomes and impact
  • Excellent ICT skills
  • Organised, ability to plan and meet deadlines

 

About the Company

 

  • Prospects are one of the leading providers of young people’s services nationally having contact with over 110,000 young people each year.  Gloucestershire Integrated Youth Support Team works with Gloucestershire County Council providing an adolescent service including:
  • Youth Offending Service including youth crime prevention
  • Tier 3 Substance Misuse Service
  • Specialist Young People’s Housing Service
  • Youth work
  • Work with NEET young people
  • Support young people who go missing or are at risk of child sexual exploitation
  • Over 11’s Children in Care and Care Leaver Service
  • Support to unaccompanied asylum seekers
  • Multi-disciplinary health team
  • IRIS project – joint project with GCC and health to provide intensive edge of care and care services for our most complex young people. 

 

If you have any questions about the role please contact Anita Dobe on 020 8315 1243

 

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