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Youth Justice Early Help Practitioner (Turnaround)

Job details

General information



Closing Date


Service Area


Children's Services

Service Area

Youth Offending

Vacancy Details


Social Care - Children's Social Care

Job Title

Youth Justice Early Help Practitioner (Turnaround)



Salary Range (£ pro rata for part time roles)

BBU08 27,344 - 30,151

Contract Type

Full time fixed term

Contract Hours


Contract duration

2.3 years

Job Advert

Bedfordshire Youth Offending service has received Ministry of Justice funding for 2 years to undertake the Turnaround Programme to help children at the cusp of offending to live crime free lives.


We are looking for two practitioners to help us achieve that aim. Ideally the successful candidate will have experience in working with children in the criminal justice system or Early help.


Please contact Pat Jennings or Verity Gomes for an informal discussion on 01234 276400.


This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. If your application is successful you will be required to declare any spent and unspent convictions, adult cautions (simple or conditional) that are not "protected" as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013 and 2020).


How to apply

Please upload a current CV and a document detailing how you meet the selection criteria for the role.  The selection criteria can be found in the job profile below.  Optional CV and selection criteria templates are provided below.  If you do not upload both documents the panel may be unable to score your application.


Please note:

The Council will not normally re-employ ex-employees in receipt of:

·         a severance payment (within 12 months of leaving)

·         a local government pension

unless the appointment in business critical

For further information, please email

Additional Vacancy Information

Allowance (pro rata for part time roles)


Work Pattern

Working 37 hours over 7 days

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Vacancy Location


Bedfordshire, Bedford Borough Council Recruitment, Bedford


Enterprise House, 36 Old Ford End Rd, Bedford

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Job Profile

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CV Template

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Selection Criteria Template

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