Job Vacancy Details

Job Title: YOT Officer x 2
Ref. No:EPN379/10   Internal
Division:Safeguarding, LAC & Additional Needs
Based at:Stanley Buildings
Employment Status:Permanent
Hours:37 hours per week
Salary/Scale:27,849 - 34,549   H1 or H2
Date Advertised:08/10/2010
Closing Date:22/10/2010
Job Profile:Exciting opportunities have arisen to join a dynamic and developing team. Blackpool Youth Offending Team (YOT) are currently seeking enthusiastic people who are experienced and committed to working with young people involved in offending. You will be expected to undertake the full range of core YOT tasks which include the completion of assessments, report writing, court work, and direct work with young people subject to community-based and custodial court disposals.

Ideally you will have experience of working in a Youth Offending Team and enjoy a complex, fast moving, and challenging environment.

Direct experience of working with children and young people, a professional qualification and sound assessment skills are essential.

For an informal discussion please contact either Jane Rickerby, Operations Manager or Kerry Fisher, Operations Manager on 01253 478686 or email or

All Local Authorities are required to undertake a pay and grading review. These posts are subject to job evaluation but may now be subject to an Appeal by existing post holders. Because you are new in post you have no formal right of appeal but you would be affected by the outcome.

If the grade increases you will be entitled to back pay to your start date, and if it reduces you will benefit from a pay protection payment of 100% of the difference until 31st March 2011, reducing to 50% until 31st March 2012.

As part of this pay and grading review contractual pay in relation to working at weekends, nights, shifts, bank holidays etc. is still subject to review and as a result your remuneration may increase or decrease as a result.

Blackpool Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. These posts are subject to satisfactory references, CRB and medical clearances, evidence of essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

Blackpool Council welcomes applications from all the community.

If you have not been contacted within three weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
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