Young Persons Support and Progression Manager

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 27/07/2021 23:59
£33,782 - £37,890 per annum
Hours per week:
37 hours per week
Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Newcastle upon Tyne, YHN House
Number of posts:
Closing date:
27 Jul
Further Information

At YHN our vision is to be ‘First for Housing’. We have bold plans for the future and our people are key to us achieving our goals, so we want to attract the very best.

We manage more than 26,000 homes on behalf of Newcastle City Council and provide a huge range of support services to our customers. From benefits and money advice to providing a repairs and maintenance service and supporting customers with their tenancies, we strive to make living easier.

Our new business strategy, Destination 2022, sets out how we’re going to achieve our vision. The journey to Destination 2022 is guided by our values - Ready, Amazing, Revolutionary, Energetic - we live and breathe them and they shape how we work day to day.

We offer a forward thinking and open environment where our people are empowered to make a difference, coupled with competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits.
These benefits include flexible working, generous annual leave allowance, local government pension scheme and access to extensive learning and development opportunities plus regular support from your manager.

The Role:
An exciting opportunity has arisen to manage our Young Persons Support and Progression services on a fixed term basis for 12 months. The post holder will have responsibility for managing the frontline staff who deliver practical and emotional support to young people working closely with internal and external partners. This post will be delivering services to young people who are at risk of homelessness and who are leaving local authority care to support with resettlement and successful independent living.

The Person:
You will have a Social Work degree or equivalent qualification in Social Work (CQSW, CSS, DIPSW) and have an current registration with Social Work England (SWE).

You will have a strong track record of delivering outcomes and evidence relating to supported housing projects/dedicated pathways within a contractual arrangements defined by service specifications and requirements.

You will be highly motivated with excellent written and verbal communication skills and with the ability to prioritise your workload to ensure deadlines are met.

As an inspirational leader, you will bring enthusiasm and a passionate drive to improve both our services and the lives of the young people who use them. You will need to be engaging, collaborative, and have a proven track record of achievement.
Engendering a strong team spirit, encouraging creativity and accountability that puts the customer at the heart of all that we do will be critical to success in the role. You will also be expected to have an excellent understanding of Safeguarding policy and arrangements for young people and vulnerable adults.

Most of our full-time vacancies are available on a job share basis, if you want to discuss this option for this vacancy or if you would like to have an informal discussion about the post, please contact Gemma Shiel, Senior Manager – Support and Progression (gemma.shiel@yhn.org.uk) or email yhnjobs@newcastle.gov.uk

References will be requested prior to interview for all roles requiring DBS clearance. The successful applicant will not commence in their role until satisfactory DBS clearance is obtained.

We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not accept CV’s, only online applications. To apply, click on the “Apply Now” tab. Any communication sent to you regarding your application will be sent to the email address you have set up on your North East Jobs account, so you will need to ensure that you check your inbox.

YHN is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all groups regardless of gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, disability, age, race, maternity and pregnancy, marriage and civil partnership and gender reassignment.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.