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At Cheshire East Council we are working for a brighter future – together and our commitment to you is that our workplace culture will provide a shared purpose, a well-led organisation with valued people succeeding together as one team and one council to deliver the best service for our customers and communities. 

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“We are looking for a talented and experienced professional to assist the recently appointed Head of Service in leading this sub-regional Youth Justice partnership.  Cheshire is a complex geo-political area spanning four local authorities over 1000square miles and serving a population of 1.1m people and we have a service that was highly rated in a full joint inspection in 2021.  This senior manager will work closely with the Head and the management board to ensure the service is sufficiently aligned to the four place based partnerships while providing a consistently strong and equitable youth justice offer across Cheshire.

 You will be a well organised, forward thinking senior manager who will oversee operational delivery by supervising an experienced group of managers and work closely with the Head of Service and senior leaders across Cheshire in maintaining strong and effective partnerships.  We expect you to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of Youth Justice and the wider children’s services agenda and be able to develop trusted relationships with a variety of stakeholders at all levels.  You will also have knowledge of youth justice standards and quality assurance frameworks and ideally some experience of managing financial budgets.

 This is a hybrid role with lots of flexibility to work from multiple offices across Cheshire and also from home. If you are looking for a new challenge with good work-life balance and the opportunity to help steer a service from Good to Outstanding this could be the role for you.  For an informal conversation please call Tom Dooks (Head of youth Justice Services) on 0345 145 0055

Cheshire East Council is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults across the Borough. As such, any cautions, convictions, reprimands or final warnings that are ‘not protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013) relating to the non-disclosure of spent convictions do not apply to this job. You must therefore, disclose whether you have any previous convictions where prompted to do so within the application process.