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The young adult programme has been designed to support young people with social, emotional and mental health needs to get into work, training or further education. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced leader to support the programme and develop high quality support and solutions for some of the most challenging needs faced by young adults.

You will:

  • Work closely with the CEO to develop an innovative programme of support for young adults;
  • Manage a committed and enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team to develop personalised provision for all young people;
  • Ensure effective, high-quality input which enables all young people to make excellent progress;
  • Provide strong and collaborative leadership;
  • Manage a core team of practitioners;
  • Identify training and performance needs of the team;
  • Embed regulatory compliance and high quality contextual safeguarding;
  • Write reports and updates for the CEO and other stakeholders;
  • Keep informed and well briefed on relevant local and national developments.

Essential skills:

  • Experience of managing teams including performance management;
  • Knowledge of current policy and practice, especially in relation to social, emotional and mental health needs;
  • Skilled in tracking progress on tasks and following through on executing plans;
  • Highly approachable, with the ability to forge strong relationships with a  wide range of people;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Stakeholder and relationship building;
  • Excellent understanding of support services in relation to young people who are not in education, employment or training.

To Apply

Please apply by way of CV to Sarah Smith by clicking on the Apply button below. When applying please quote the reference ‘121/19/PubAffairs’.

Processes are ongoing, and appointments will be made as soon as suitable candidates are identified and interviewed. You are encouraged to get in touch ASAP.

Your application will be reviewed by Michael Page. Please be aware we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

Apply online

  • Fill out the short form below and upload your CV.

Closing date

The closing date for applications for this post is 11:59pm on Wednesday 29th May 2019