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We have a fantastic development opportunity to join one of our five Children’s Homes in London.
We are looking for candidates with the aspiration to develop their careers with us and become Registered Managers through our Leadership Passport and Management Training offer.
Starting salary of £31,552 as Deputy Manager, and up to £41,208 as Registered Manager.
We are proud that 80% of our Registered Managers are internal promotions. Take your career to next level with our comprehensive in-house training and funded Level 5 qualifications.
St Christopher's is an established children’s charity that has provided care and support for vulnerable children and young people for 150 years. Our focus and commitment is all about our children and young people. We provide fostering, children's homes and a range of innovative housing and support services across London, Essex, West Midlands and the Isle of Man.
We really care about children and young people, placing them at the centre of everything we do. We ask children and young people what they think and involve them in decision making, from helping to shape new services to interviewing new members of staff. Our social pedagogic approach is our core philosophy of care. Put simply this is a holistic approach for building positive relationships with children and young people to bring out their inner “diamond”.
We are an equal opportunity employer and keen to develop an inclusive workforce were people feel they belong. We hope to attract application from under- represented groups including people from different cultures, nationalities, socio economic backgrounds, ages, disabilities, religion, faith, sex, orientation, child care responsibilities and with gender diverse identities.
St Christopher’s Academy
When you join St Christopher’s, we will set you up in your career with a tailored development plan. Whether you want to move across to a different service, become a Manager or just explore further your current role, we will support you to map out your career trajectory and help you achieve your professional ambitions. If you want to learn more about St Christopher’s Academy, please click visit our website.
The successful candidate will have:
- Two years’ recent experience of working with children/young people who are at risk in a residential or community based setting.
- Degree in Social Work or equivalent or at least Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Residential Childcare or equivalent.
- Ability to develop appropriate one-to-one relationships with young people and employ mentoring skills that empower young people to achieve their goals
- Numeracy skills to manage budgets efficiently and contribute to the budgetary process.
- An understanding of the regulatory framework relevant to the provision of residential services for children and young people.
- Awareness of issues facing young people such as bullying, gangs and exploitation and how these impact on behaviour
- Ability to work shifts including weekends and bank holidays and undertake sleep-ins.
- Ability and willingness to be part of an on call rota overseeing multiple Homes.
About the Role
As Deputy Manager, you will lead and support a professional team of staff committed to transforming young lives and creating positive outcomes. You will be supported by a Registered Manager, Deputy Manager, Team Leaders, and the team of residential staff.
Key aspect of the role:
- To assist the manager in safeguarding and ensuring every child and young person receives high quality care as measured by Ofsted in the social care common inspection framework.
- To assist the manager in the management of the home, including the staff, external relationships, the budget, the resources and fabric of the building.
In return we offer:
- Starting Salary of £31,552
- Real opportunities to develop your career and become a Registered Manager.
- A friendly working environment, a fun, open and honest culture.
- 25 days holiday rising to 27 days after 3 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays, pro-rata.
- Industry Leading training programme including access to level 3 qualifications, children’s right and participation, CSE, empowerment, mental health and Social Pedagogy,
- Contributory pension scheme, Enhanced Maternity and Company Sick Scheme.
- BUPA Employee Assistance Programme, offering counselling, financial advice and legal support.
- Interest-free season ticket loan, cycle to work scheme.
- Discount shopping scheme at hundreds of retailers across the UK.
- Discretionary Funded Training Programs.
- Employee Awards based on performance and length of service.
At St Christopher’s we are committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people in our care. During the recruitment process you will be expected to complete an online application form to ensure we capture essential information to meet legislation, best practice and vetting requirements.
Applicants will ideally already be on the DBS Update Service; if this is not the case St Christopher's will carry out a DBS (police) check prior to starting.
For further information and to apply online, please visit our website.
Closing date: 29th May 2022
Assessment dates: 6th & 10th June 2022
Our Assessment days will last for approx. 6 hours and they will be held in our Offices in Putney. Should you be shortlisted and invited, please ensure you are available to attend.
Are you ready for an exciting new challenge?
Grief Encounter, founded in 2003, is a child bereavement charity that provides information, advice and clinical support to bereaved children, young people and their families. We are dedicated to helping bereaved youngsters deal with the loss of a parent or sibling and seek to raise public understanding of the emotional distress young people experience following the loss of a loved one.
We are currently looking to appoint a talented Deputy Director for our Clinical Services. Working closely with the Clinical Services Director, you will provide oversight, management and development of the Grief Encounter Family services, including the Helpline, Family Programme, the Training offer and Resources. As a member of the Clinical Senior Management Team, this new role will assist in the development of the clinical strategy and growth programme, ensuring effective and high quality delivery. You will also lead on developing strong external links for partnership and engagement between Grief Encounter, children and families, as well as a range of relevant partners such as schools and other organisations.
You will need to hold relevant professional qualifications in counselling, social work, nursing or teaching, as well as experience of working with or counselling young people and have an in-depth knowledge of safeguarding and relevant regulations. You will also be a talented manager, non-judgemental, tenacious and able to prioritise a varied and busy workload.
If this sounds like you, please read the further information provided and submit your CV plus a short cover letter telling us why this is the role for you.
To apply, please submit a copy of your CV, plus a short cover letter telling us why this is the role for you.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
The Community Engagement Coordinator will restart and revitalise Samphire's exciting and successful Schools of Sanctuary project (paused due to the pandemic) developing it to include information about established ‘migrant’ communities, for example Roma people, and newly arrived people and refugees. The post-holder will build relationships with stakeholders in schools and community groups to encourage and embed a culture in Kent’s young that welcomes migrants and challenges damaging and counter-productive narratives on migration and race.
The role is primarily based in Dover with some work in the community including school and education settings. The Community Engagement Coordinator will deliver workshops, assemblies and other projects that meet Samphire’s mission as well as contribute to learning and curriculum outcomes for local schools. They will represent Samphire and promote the work in national networks for examples the Schools and Cities of Sanctuary movements and statutory education and youth mechanisms.
Qualifications and Qualities
- Educated to a degree level or comparable qualifications
- At least one year’s experience, paid or voluntary, in a related field – community development, youth work, social exclusion, teaching, human rights or race equality
- Experience delivering workshops or training
- Experience with children, young people or students
- Excellent communication and listening skills, including the ability to communicate with a wide range of diverse people
- Knowledge of the voluntary sector
- Proven ability to organise and prioritise a workload and to work to deadlines
- Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders
- Understanding of the UK’s education system
- Understanding of the UK’s multicultural heritage and history
- Computer literacy including social media and online research skills
Application by CV and cover letter that addresses all points at Person Specification and outlines why you are suited and passionate working towards creating the society which is inclusive and compassionate towards migrants, along with an completed Equality data form. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 25th May 2022. Interviews will be held on the 27th and 30th May and 1st June
Ambitious about Autism stands with autistic children, young people and their families to champion rights, campaign for change and create opportunities.
We started as one school and have become a movement for change. Our services include providing information and practical support and delivering specialist education and employment programmes.
We are currently recruiting for a The Head of Governance and Compliance who will ensure best practice, governance and compliance is embedded at Ambitious about Autism and the Ambitious about Autism School Trust. Through the development and implementation of high-quality monitoring and reporting policies and systems, the postholder will promote excellent governance, and maintain compliance with all external regulatory requirements.
About you: We are looking for an individual who will…
- Ensure all governance arrangements comply with the Charity Governance Code, the Charity Ethical Principles developed by NCVO, and the Department for Education Governance handbooks for academies, multi-academy trusts and maintained schools.
- Undertake compliance investigations and produce reports as required for internal monitoring and review purposes and for external regulators.
- Support the Deputy Chief Executive in the development of a data strategy, building data systems and a data culture that ensure excellent and fully compliant knowledge management, data and records management, archiving and record keeping across the organisation.
- Recruit, manage and motivate the Governance and Compliance team to implement the strategy.
In return, we offer great benefits including a generous holiday allowance and commitment to continued perfectional development (CPD), flexible and hybrid working and more.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual who would like to work for a forward-thinking, open and honest organisation and make a real impact to the young people we work with. Please find our full recruitment pack on the link below.
If you have any questions around the role or would like to have a confidential chat, please contact Stephen Vickers
Ambitious about Autism is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.
Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
The Safeguarding responsibilities of the post as per the job description and personal specification.
Whether the post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendment to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2021. This means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected', so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS Filter Guidance.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Our client, an independent performing arts school based in West London are recruiting for a Head of Student Support and Engagement to start before the new academic year. This varied and exciting role will be responsible for the leadership, development, organisation, planning and overall management of the Student Support and Engagement Services.
As the Head of Student Support and Engagement, you will ensure a range of services that deliver general and specialist information and advice to students alongside operational wellbeing and disability support. Ensuring that the services follow best professional and sector practice and are compliant with legislative and regulatory requirements, you will promote integration and collaboration between teams and the wider services to meet specific needs and promote student wellbeing generally. You will be under the leadership of the Deputy Principal and will be required to work in close collaboration with colleagues in the Schools and in other professional services departments. As the Head, you will have line-management responsibility for the Student Support and Engagement Officer, Counsellor, Skills Support Tutor and Gym and Wellbeing Coordinator posts. You will serve as a member of the HE Administration Management Team and institutional committees, sub-groups and working groups as required.
To be considered for this role you will have experience working in a similar role in a higher education institution with an emphasis on student support engagement, disability and wellbeing services. Experience and knowledge of Student case management, Safeguarding and working within the related regulations and policies will be required. You will be able to produce high quality written reports and committee administration and support, and the ability to design and deliver training. You will have experience in leading on projects, with excellent organisational skills with the ability to organise, delegate and plan effectively across competing priorities.
Please initially apply with a Word Copy of your CV - more information about the role and the organisation will be provided to suitable candidates.
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Splitz Support Service delivers services across the South West for victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse and victims of sexual violence. We provide responsive, victim focused and trauma informed support and this post will be fundamental to ensuring service users, stakeholders and partners experience this in our daily delivery.
- To lead the day to day operations within the Devon and Torbay services, which includes: Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy (IDVA), early intervention, perpetrator behaviour change and other linked services.
- Enable the charity to realize its vision, mission and strategic ambitions through the management and delivery of excellent, responsive services that achieve great outcomes for all our domestic abuse and sexual violence service users.
- Lead and inspire staff to deliver domestic abuse and sexual violence services that meet the high quality standards of Splitz, commissioners and accrediting bodies.
- Develop and deliver new projects through evidencing need, gaps and contributing to Splitz income generation and growth strategies.
- Work collaboratively with a range of partners and stakeholders to promote systems change for victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse and their children.
- The post holder will operate within both a local and national context, and will be working closely with the Senior Management Team.
Are you a creative thinker who has experience in coordinating activity and building effective working relationships?
Do you have the skills and knowledge to ensure that key strategic partners, practitioners, and survivors are involved in the collaborative process of updating the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy?
As Strategy Support Manager (VAWG) you will use your experience of coordinating successful business support activities to provide appropriate advice and support for the direction of the work.
The successful candidate should be confident in their ability to understand and influence the strategic policy landscape. You will use your knowledge and experience to ensure that VAWG resources are fully mobilised to maximise investment and meet local needs, playing a key role in supporting the work relating to violence against women and girls across council services and key partners in the local Authority of Birmingham.
Candidates should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to coordinate and support survivor groups and key stakeholders, demonstrating the ability to develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships, alongside the ability to build trust quickly, prioritising adding value to the organisation.
You should have an understanding of the challenges facing Local Government and Partners, and the statutory and national policies, procedures and changes influencing the future provision of services
As Strategy Support Manager (VAWG) you will use your skills in collating and analysing information to produce clear and concise reports, and evidence progress against the agreed plan. You will also be using your excellent organisational skills to commission and conduct stakeholder engagement. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to take a proactive approach to planning, as well as balancing competing priorities.
BVSC is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from individuals of all backgrounds. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a good understanding of diversity and human rights, and a commitment to the values which sit at the heart of all BVSC activity:
Commitment - Supporting positive change through passion, innovation and social action.
Collaboration - Connecting individuals and organisations to work together to improve people’s lives.
Inclusion - Empowering everyone to get involved in creating a fair and equitable Birmingham.
Integrity - Building trust through transparently working in the interests of our sector and our citizens.
If you have the skills and knowledge to drive change and support the development of VAWG Strategy, we’d love to hear from you.
Closing date for applications – Tuesday 17th May 2022 at 10am
Interview date – Monday 23rd May 2022
Interviews for this role will take place via Microsoft Teams video link
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
As a ‘led by and for’ specialist domestic abuse and sexual violence service, London Black Women’s Project currently have the following immediate vacancy
Please note within the organisation the role is known as Manager of Refuge Accomodation and Move-on services.
Black and ‘Minority Ethnic’ Women only need apply (Schedule 9, Part 1, 158 and 159 Equality Act 2010). All posts are subject to a DBS vetting and barring check.
- Manager (Maternity Cover only, for up to 12-months) Leading Safe Refuge Accommodation and Move-on (BME)
- £40, 363 per annum), 35 hrs per week: 9-5pm
LBWP is advertising this role in line with the new domestic abuse bill and duties that came into force in 2021. The Mayor of London has created a draft strategy for safe refuge accommodation and move on and completed a needs assessment of domestic abuse survivors (adults, young people and children) who require support. This role will have a strong strategic emphasis, representing the needs of black minoritised communities, of women, girls and children accessing our service. The role will also have a strong emphasis for the inclusion of expert (survivor) involvement and participation, in local and national political and policy decision making platforms.
LBWP is keen to recruit a diverse staffing pool that reflects the service users we support, under the equality duty 2010 and subsequent protected characteristics.
The role is ideal for anyone interested joining a dynamic team and who is committed to LBWP values.
MANAGER RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE
Closing date: Tuesday 17th May 2022 @ 12.00pm
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.