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About The Service

Cardiff Youth Justice Service (YJS) is a multi-agency partnership, working with children and young people aged 10-17; their families; and victims of their behaviour in order to reduce risk of offending and reoffending, protect the public and repair harm.

We are currently undergoing a period of significant change as we continue upon our successful improvement journey.

As we venture upon our next steps of progression, we have created an exciting opportunity to be part of the leadership and management team within the service, driving forward all aspects of excellent practice in prevention and partnership working.

About the job

The successful candidate will manage the Youth Justice Service Prevention team consisting of Local Authority staff and seconded partners within the service responsible for assessment and creation of co-ordinated intervention plans of support to young people open to the YJS via Prevention interventions.

You will contribute to the implementation of the re-structure of the service and a challenging action plan for overall improvements in service delivery, with a specific focus to ensure assessment, planning, development of interventions and involvement of young people in contributing to their own plans within the service is of the highest standards. You will also provide that important wider link to partners outside of the YJS in the creation and development of evidence-based Prevention work

We aim to be a strengths based responsive service that works in partnership with children and young people, their families, victims and partners across the Local Authority to provide the very best support, challenge and growth opportunities for young people within our service

What We Are Looking For From You

The successful candidate will be suitably qualified to degree level or equivalent with significant experience and knowledge of Youth Justice and the daily complex issues that can arise.

Proven supervisory or management experience within a Youth Justice Service or a closely related field is highly desirable.

Additional information

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Angharad Thomas – Operational Manager YJS on

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be. Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection. This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

This vacancy is suitable for post share.

Due to the current COVID -19 circumstances the interview process for this role will be held on a virtual basis using an appropriate online platform. If you have any concerns around your ability to participate in a virtual interview process please contact for a discussion.