Youth Advocate

Eagle House

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 24th September 2019

Salary: £21589 - £23836

Total salary package*: £32502

Job Reference: LCC00651


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Working for leicester city council

We're looking for Youth Advocates on a temporary basis until March 2020.

This is an excellent opportunity to help prevent young people aged 10-17 from offending and re-offending. Join us and you'll be involved in tackling issues that can lead to youth crime and will provide a supporting role to turn children and young people, families lives around . You'll get the chance to work for Leicester's Children and Young People’s Justice Service which brings together various support for children and young people, whilst working with their families and victims.

Your role

You'll be working directly with children by providing a supporting role for them and their families. This will involve implementing effective intervention services to reduce their offending behaviour, harm and safety and well-being concerns. You'll assist in the Youth Offending Service group work programme and encourage participation and engagement by children and their families. You'll be involved with helping children achieve positive outcomes by developing their strengths and aspirations.

What you need

You'll need to have experience of working with children and families who may present as complex and high-risk, with the ability to recognise and respond to their diverse needs with appropriate activities. You'll have experience of working with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies, local community organisations and volunteers, which has included direct work with children. You'll also have the ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team including a wider multi-agency team. Knowledge of various forms of diversity and ways to adapt these approached accordingly is also a must.

To apply

If the above sounds like you and you would like to support young people and their families, then we would love to hear from you!

Please complete our online application form referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form.

If you are an internal candidate applying on a secondment basis, please seek approval from your current line manager before applying.

Should you wish to attach your CV, please also ensure that this is tailored to reflect the job requirements which will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.

For an informal discussion, or further information regarding this job please contact Derrick Kabuubi by email to or call 0116 454 4577

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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We are Leicester City Council

As the unitary authority for the largest city in the East Midlands, at Leicester City Council we’re committed to using our creativity and drive to improve the lives of the 348,000 people who call Leicester home.
We take decisions that affect people across our city every day in areas from social services and housing to roads and leisure facilities. From transport and education to major developments and improvements. From attracting businesses to Leicester, creating jobs for our people through to encouraging investments. Join us and you’ll help to improve the lives of everyone who lives and works in Leicester.



"The people who work here are in it for the right reasons. They share the same values as the council"

"The council is good for employees with a disability, with good terms of employment – especially for part-time work."


"The most enjoyable part of the day is being able to assist the children to achieve their potential."

"The environment is very calm and casual and managers and team members are very nice and engaging."

"The council are always there for their colleagues. No problem is too big or too small."