Application deadline 17th July 2020
Job reference 305274
Job location Bradford
Hours per-week 37
Salary £34,788 - £37,849

Bradford Youth Offending Team

Advanced Practitioner (YOT)
PO3: £34,788 – £37,849 pa (Pro-Rata for part-time posts)
1x 37 hours per week
Based at Sir Henry Mitchell House

The Code of Practice on the English language requirement for public sector workers, Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, requires that Councils ensure that all candidates applying for customer facing posts must be assessed in order to establish their fluency in English.

The criteria under special knowledge and experience on the job profile which is shown in this advert, outlines what level of fluency you will be expected to demonstrate.  Therefore, it is essential that you provide examples in your application.

Bradford Youth Offending Team is a dynamic, positive organisation and as part of its improvement journey extending its Management Team. In 2019 Bradford Youth Offending Team received The John Hawkins Award for Innovation and Creativity in Youth Justice Practice.   The YOT benefits from the support and confidence of a wide network of partners from the statutory and voluntary sectors.

You can help assist us in our aim of preventing and reducing youth crime and reaching positive outcomes for our Young People.  If you are enthusiastic and committed to developing a service which works effectively with young people, their families and the victims of crime we can offer you an attractive working environment with sound professional support and guidance.

You will work within the statutory provisions of the Criminal Justice framework undertaking a supportive role, quality assurance, training and practice development.

You should have:

  • A minimum of 4 year’s relevant experience of working in a paid capacity including: working within a Youth Justice/Criminal Justice setting; working in a multi-agency setting; monitoring and evaluating service deliver to inform service development and quality standards; improving quality and performance.
  • A clear understanding of the purpose and function of a Youth Justice Service.
  • Knowledge of the Criminal Justice & Immigration Act 2008, the Scaled Approach and LASPO.
  • Experience of modelling effective assessment and management of risk, safeguarding and wellbeing in complex situations, across a range of situations, and including positive risk taking approaches.
  • Be able to apply critical reflection and analysis to inform and provide a rationale for professional decision-making, including providing critical reflection, challenge and evidence-informed decision making in complex situations.
  • Diploma in Social Work/CQSW/CSS or equivalent or Youth/Criminal Justice Qualification
    (If the Candidate is SW qualified the candidate must be registered with the Social Work England (SWE) and ensure responsibility for maintaining registration with SWE)

For further information regarding this post please contact recruiting Service Manager Sarah Griffin on 01274 436060 or email

An enhanced disclosure check with the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for this post.

Due to the nature and the role of the job which involves travel across the district and at times nationally,
the post holder should hold a Full Driving Licence and have a car available unless disability prevents this.

Closing Date:  17th July 2020

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