Youth Justice Participation Apprentice (S2116)

Rochdale Council
Number One Riverside Municiple Offi, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU
£12,000.00 annually
24 May 2021
17 Jun 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
The Bury & Rochdale YouthJustice Serviceis a multi-agency unit based in Rochdale that aims to work effectively with others to reduce the level and impact of youth crime in Bury & Rochdale. An important part of the team's work involves providing assessment reports to Court to decide on suitable sentences and supervising a range of pre-court and post court sentences that help young people avoid further offending by working to plans and targets that address the factors that led to them breaking the law. The overall aims of the service are to rehabilitate young people and to keep them and others safe with the opportunity for a positive future life.

To undertake an apprenticeship post in the Youth Justice Service that will improve how we engage with & get feedback from children & young people who are involved with the service, in order to better understand how we can best support them & co-design service improvements and policy/practice changes as required.

To gain work skills and experience to help the participant increase their confidence and experience and enable them to apply for employment with the Council on completion of the apprenticeship.

To contribute to providing the best service possible to the people of the Borough of Rochdale in accordance with policies and procedures.

Principal duties:
  • To work alongside Staff at the Youth Justice Service to capture and effectively record the experience of young people who are involved with the service. This will include identifying different ways to record and gather feedback to capture the voice of service users
  • To work as a team and communicate with a variety of audiences verbally and in writing and contribute to discussions and planning relating to a project scope and objectives
  • To make recommendations to managers and Youth Justice Partnership board members on proposed service changes resulting from collated feedback
  • To help implement any agreed changes to practice and policy or procedures resulting from service user feedback.

To learn to be responsible for providing efficient and effective business and customer service support to respond to service specific needs including:
  • Using IT packages for word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.
  • Servicing meetings
  • Organising and servicing events
  • Dealing with customer requirements in a courteous and professional manner, taking advice from the supervisor when appropriate
  • Postal duties
  • Photocopying & collating documents
  • Taking telephone messages
  • Making telephone calls under direction
  • Inputting data onto computer systems
  • To learn how to produce accurate minutes
  • Assisting with financial processing
  • Administering correspondence
  • Identifying and rectifying data quality issues
  • Producing and analysing data for decision making

Secondary duties:
  • To assist when required in activities to promote and publicise apprenticeships within the Council.
  • To participate in council programmes of in-service training as an Apprentice
  • To attend training and work to achieve the agreed qualifications
  • To be familiar with a range of IT systems
  • To ensure the effective use of office equipment and machinery and to make use of such facilities
  • To assist when required in activities to promote and publicise apprenticeships within the Council
  • To adhere to RBCs Confidentiality Policy
  • To undertake such other duties and responsibilities of an equivalent nature as may be determined by the Head of Service (or nominated representative) in consultation with the apprentice and if she/he wishes with her/his trade union representative

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good IT skills
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Good communicate skills, both verbally and in writing, to a wide range of audiences

Personal qualities

  • Prioritising workload / working to timescales
  • Candidate must have an interest in Youth Justice & supporting young people to make positive changes in their lives. Must also show knowledge & understanding of why young people can become involved in crime
  • Working as part of a team
  • Working under your own initiative

Desired qualifications

A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent)including maths and English.

Future prospects

Full support to move into more senior positions once trained for the right candidate.

Things to consider

The post is for 24 months, £12,000 per annum for 12 months, rising to Rochdale real living wage, £16,881.30 for the contract remainder.

Interview date - 8th July 2021 (Alternative dates are unavailable; if candidates are not available on this date then they need not apply).

Start date - Monday 13th September 2021.

The Authority operates a Smoke Free Policy for all its employees and applies to any building and associated grounds within in the immediate vicinity of the building, which is wholly owned, leased, or operated and occupied by Rochdale Borough Council.

Should you apply for 2 vacancies (maximum) we strongly encourage you to attend both interviews and declare this clearly. It will not count against you and all teams/panels will be aware.

Salary - £9000 per annum training allowance for the first 12 months and then national minimum wage for the remaining 6 months.

There may be some evening or early morning work to support members of the team.

RBC plan to start apprentices successful to this post in their September cohort intake and a supportive induction week will commence on your start date. Please note current covid-19 circumstances ensure processes are under constant review so health and safety and welfare all of is considered. This could result in alterations to dates or working environments.

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