Term: Fixed term contract until 31st March 2021
Hours: 35 hours pw – full time
Salary: £24,276 p/a
Location: Merseyside/ Liverpool and Cheshire, with frequent travel locally and further afield
Are you a proactive, compassionate and inspiring individual with strong project management and leadership qualities? Do you have a passion for improving the lives of vulnerable children and young people?
Then come and join St Giles as a team leader to join their County Lines team, where you will play a pivotal role on our pioneering project.
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.
County Lines is a phenomenon in which criminal drug dealing operations are expanding their operations outside of the larger cities, taking over drug markets in smaller towns. Gangs target vulnerable children and young people and coerce them to transport and distribute mainly Class A drugs into areas where there is less police presence, less competition and high demand for their product.
About this exciting opportunity
You will provide valuable support and guidance to team members and attached volunteers and work closely with regional manager in the development and delivery of the project. This will involve planning and supporting the team’s daily workload, monitoring and reviewing probation periods, conducting annual performance reviews and regular one-to-ones, as well as reviewing ongoing personal development plans.
You will also attend partnership and contract monitoring meetings, ensure that referred clients are assessed with reference to St Giles Trust practices, plus develop and maintain relationships with referral agencies, including the police, YOT and children services. Ensuring that staff produce risk management plans based on assessments and promoting inter-agency collaboration in the assessment and planning process are also key elements of the role.
What we are looking for:
- The ability to provide support, supervision and coaching to staff, including the capacity to successfully manage personnel and disciplinary issues
- Strong interpersonal, relationship-building and negotiating qualities
- Experience of working with vulnerable young people and adults
- The ability to work with people who have multiple and complex needs
- Experience of setting up and operating systems to monitor and report on work with clients
- Project management experience, including coordinating activity and liaison with a range of stakeholders
In return, you can expect a competitive salary, generous leave allowance, staff pension, flexible working, a mentoring programme, an advice and counselling service, season ticket loan and much more.
For further information, or to apply, please visit the St Giles Trust website or call 07867 002 674.
Closing date: 11pm, 19 July 2020.Back to blog