Youth Work

Deputy Young Director for Children’s Social Care

  • £20,178.00
  • London Borough of Croydon
  • 35-40 hours per week


Croydon is on the cusp of an unprecedented period of growth and revitalisation. The next five years will see over £3bn investment in the Borough, which will transform Croydon into a world class destination. Across the Borough, up to 9,500 new homes will be built, whilst a major public realm improvement programme and innovative high streets investment schemes will revitalise our vibrant local centres. The aim is simple – to create a series of places where people want to be. This is your opportunity to be at the heart of this exciting time, developing and delivering projects which will transform the borough.



As a Deputy Young Director you will have high aspirations and ambition for children who are looked after and care leavers. You will work alongside the Young Director to support and develop corporate understanding and commitment to the Leaving Care and Children in Care Council (EMPIRE) pledge.


  • Deputise for the Young Director in their absence
  • Will be responsible for organising and delivering a range of EMPIRE and Leaving Care activities alongside operational managers and staff
  • Attend decision making professional forums and meetings to ensure the view and opinions of young people are heard and influence the decision-making process
  • Talk, listen and report the views and feedback of children in care and care leavers


  • Personal experience of the care system
  • To create a positive ‘can-do’  culture within the team
  • To role model good professional behavior
  • The ability to motivate others; to be approachable and friendly
  • Well organised and good time management skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills


Special Conditions


  • Ability to work flexibly; including evening and weekends
  • Able to travel around the London Borough of Croydon and neighbouring Boroughs



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