Rapid Response Team Manager - Tower hamlets council
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB Rapid Response Team Manager
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB Rapid Response Team Manager
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Rapid Response Team Manager
1.Undertake management, review and development of Rapid Response Team ensuring that services are developed in line with the government initiatives, legislation and Council’s priorities.
2.Provide 24 hour call out service for youth disorder incidents and act as the key link with police and senior officers and elected members of the council.
3.Lead and direct youth service provisions, establishing appropriate priorities and synergies within the competing demands of a highly diverse borough.
4.Establish effective partnerships and networks with appropriate public, private and voluntary sector bodies at a senior level, enhancing Council’s role as enabler, facilitator and co-ordinator of youth service provider within the Borough.
5.To be strategically responsible to co-ordinate a collective multi-agency response and monitor its impact in an area identified by residents, police, contractors and council members.Provide a report on the action planning progress.
6.To lead in monitoring improvements of youth related crime and ASB through short term deployment of temporary mobile provision/detached work in identified areas with an aim to signposting young people to existing providers in the long term.
7.To develop borough wide standards for detached and response youth work and associated policies and procedures and ensure that the team, key partners and stake holders operate in accordance with them to deliver high quality services to young people.
8.To chair multi-agency and partnership meetings as relevant and represent the RRT at Boards and Forums to ensure that resources are maximised to develop and deliver crime reduction initiatives which meet the needs of young people.
9.To attend meetings and strategic groups with police and key partners to respond to youth crime issues e.g. ASB hotspots etc.
10.Monitor allocated budget for each project ensuring that the resources are allocated effectively and are administered in accordance with council regulation using identified monitoring tools.
11.To identify and attract any potential resources into the target areas in line with identified need from a range of Government bodies.
12.To co-ordinate and lead on maximising service delivery and increase potential use of existing youth and community buildings as resources to provide a wide range of activities as determined by locally identified need.
13.To lead in supporting third sector groups to work with local people, particularly children and families, to identify needs, address environmental and social barriers and propose projects to assist in engaging young people.
14.Ensure all Management Information adheres to IYSS database or identified database.
15.Commission external provision as required, including carrying out needs analysis, developing services specifications, securing good value service level agreements and monitoring and evaluating delivery.
16.To lead in monitoring trends locally to understand emerging epidemics, issues and challenges faced by young people of Tower Hamlets.
17.To generate innovative crime reduction projects in line with strategic priorities.
18.To support the RRT through active participation, providing papers on Youth Crime and ensuring delivery of holiday allocated projects are tailored to impact of Youth Crime.
19.To attend strategic youth crime related meetings.
20.To develop and project manage new initiatives in response to local and Pan London Strategies.
21.To lead in supporting the creation of effective detached and outreach work throughout the borough, through actively engaging the voluntary sector.
22.To actively promote and comply with the Council’s Equal Opportunities Policy in the opposition and eradication of all forms of discrimination and to ensure all services are accessible to all users.
23.To fulfil all duties and responsibilities with proper regard to the council’s Health and Safety Policy and any other relevant legislation in order to ensure a safe working environment for the public, the post holder and other members of staff.
24.To participate in the Council’s Performance Management Scheme, achieving identified standards/targets and ensuring these are met in terms of quality and timescales.
25.Follow local and national legislation guidelines and procedures to ensure a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people.
26.This post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check.
Qualifications and Experience
·Good level of Education.
·Good level of understanding of current policies and procedures related to gang mediation, conflict resolution and gangs calling.
·Experience of commissioning projects as and when required and monitoring the quality aspect.
·Monitor and maintain records of trends of new and emerging areas of concern, as well as being able to put measures in place
·Experience of financial management, budget monitoring and quality control.
·Experience of working within a multi-agency setting.
·Ability to undertake research and preparation of papers in respect of committee reports, reports to consultative forums, response to enquiries from members, trade unions and other stakeholders.
·Experience of generating innovative youth crime reduction programmes and being able to assess the success.
·Experience of providing quality detached youth work and ensuring effective strategies are in place for the development of 3rd sector organisations.
·Experience of developing and implementing work plans and strategic plans, across diverse services, agencies and management lines.
·Experience of managing or undertaking projects focuses on tackling youth on youth violence including gangs related work i.e. A&E work, MOPAC work etc.Additional Requirements·Available for call out 24 hours/7 days per week.·Willingness to work outside of contracted hours during evenings and weekends.·To comply with the requirement to ensure all staff under your management have an enhanced DBS check regularly as required.·Willingness to work unaccompanied throughout the borough.