Criminal Justice

Youth Justice Operational Manager

Job description

Job purpose:

  • To manage, develop and lead a Localities Service frontline team delivering a high quality service within a geographical Patch providing early prevention and intervention support to address the needs of Sefton residents, leading to improved outcomes, and effective management of the reputation of the service offer and the Council.
  • To ensure that the Localities Team responds to new challenges, priorities and requirements whist maintaining the Council’s statutory obligations using resources in the most effective manner.
  • To act as the subject matter expert as required relative to the Core and Local offer.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working collaboratively with internal and external colleagues, partners and commissioning bodies to ensure seamless and co-ordinated offer to a wide and diverse population.
  • Developing creative and innovative strategies and implementing new approaches to working practices and refining working procedures as appropriate to drive forward efficiencies in the delivery of the offer.
  • Participating in relevant internal and external network meetings and departmental working groups.
  • Maintaining effective managerial and budgetary control authorising and managing expenditures within prescribed devolved budget.
  • Supporting frontline staff and other colleagues to identify opportunities to enhance the customer experience and ensure continuous service improvements across Service area.
  • Communicating and planning to develop realistic and informed expectations for the future service that can meet those expectations of the community.
  • Thinking differently about how resources are utilised and implemented to achieve better ways of working strategically and operationally.


  • Professional Qualification in one of the recognised service areas and/ or significant managerial experience relevant to the delivery of the Core and Local offer.
  • Experience of developing solutions that will enable the implementation of key changes to service delivery.
  • Ability to deliver and implement strategy and policy.
  • Ability to engage effectively with the community and partners to ensure satisfactory conflict resolution as appropriate and facilitating solution based resolutions and interventions.
  • Ability to plan/prioritise and sequence multiple and potentially conflicting priorities.
  • Ability to work under pressure to deliver to deadlines.
  • Ability to plan and organise own time, create work schedules, prioritise and set schedules for self and others.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months. On the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.
  • Willingness to complete an enhanced DBS if you do not currently hold one.

Working with Archer Resourcing

We have been helping professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities.

We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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