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Whatever IT Takes Guide – Qualified Teacher (Kingston and Richmond)

The DifferenceKingston and Richmond

Do you have the skills, tenacity and passion we need to help children and young people untangle their lives and change their future?

Hosted by AfC, Whatever It Takes (WIT) works with children and young people who are, or are at risk of, repeatedly committing crimes. WIT is an exciting 18-month pilot and is looking for an inspiring and experienced teacher to join the multidisciplinary team in Kingston and Richmond as a WIT Guide.

If you have experience, drive and determination to support young people to change their lives and build strengthened foundations we want to hear from you.

The role

As a WIT Guide you will be responsible for forming and developing supportive relationships with 4-5 children or young people who are, or are at risk of, repeatedly committing crimes. You will be there in moments of crisis, such as after an arrest; when they are in most need of support and open to being challenged about the decisions that got them into trouble – as well as to celebrate successes, big and small. Over a period of typically 18 months you will work with them and everyone in their world, doing whatever it takes to build trust and a connection that can bring change.

This is a unique role for a creative and flexible qualified teacher, prepared to do whatever it takes to build relationships which expertly support each child to learn.

 As a WIT Guide, you will:

Work tenaciously to support a small number of WIT participants with the time, flexibility and resources to help them change their lives;

Build relationships quickly, helping children and young people to navigate complex systems of support and simplifying these wherever possible;

Work effectively as a member of the local multi-disciplinary WIT team, contributing collaboratively to the work of your WIT team and shaping the WIT pilot;

Where relevant for a WIT participant you will need to take on the statutory functions of the Youth Offending Team.

To find out more about the WIT Guide role please click visit:  

About WIT

Whatever It Takes will break the destructive cycle of children and young people committing crimes so that, instead, they make a positive contribution to our society and build better lives for themselves. For more about WIT visit

About AfC

AfC are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead) who offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about AfC visit  

Closing Date: 22/01/2021

Interview date: Interviews /assessments are scheduled to take place in the week beginning 01/02/2021

 For a full role description and to apply for the WIT Guide role in Kingston and Richmond please click here .