England, United Kingdom
Plymouth, Plymouth
£24, 261 - £28, 542 plus £500 home based allowance (taken out pro rata)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Would you like to help drive the NSPCC’s prevention work in schools?

We are now recruiting to 3 vacancies across the region, successful candidates will be joining a further 4 Schools Co-ordinators. 

We are now recruiting for the following post in the following area:

  • We now are advertising 3 roles in the South West:
    • Dorset, Bournemouth, Poole, Portsmouth - 1x 35 hpw (1 FTE)
    • Swindon, Wiltshire and Bath & North East Somerset – 1 x 35 hpw (1FTE)
    • Plymouth, Cornwall, Isles of Scilly and Channel Islands – 1 x 35 hpw (1FTE)

You will be joining a further 5 Schools Co-ordinators in the region who have already filled the posts in the below areas, subject to confirmation on 22nd September;

Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire (1 x 0.6FTE and 1 x 0.4FTE), Somerset, and North Somerset (1FTE) and Devon and Torbay (1FTE) and Bristol (1x 0.5 FTE - Subject to successful interview).

The NSPCC Schools Service is an integral part of our mission to protect children from all forms of abuse. It is responsible for delivering the ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ programme. This aims to give children an understanding and awareness of abuse in all its forms and how to recognise the signs. It reassures children that abuse is never a child’s fault, that they have the right to be safe, and it shows them where to get help and the resources available to them, including our Childline service.

Reporting to the Schools Manager you will be the single point of contact for all schools in your area.   You will be responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of the NSPCC school offer.  Working to set targets, you will supervise, recruit, train and retain a team of local volunteers who will deliver elements of our schools offer in line with national standards and safeguarding guidelines.

As a member of the local services team, you will work with local colleagues across the region to maximise service reach.  You will be an active contributor to projects and workstreams, sharing learning and experience to help drive and develop our offer for schools and grow our service

You will represent the NSPCC and seek opportunities to work externally with our key partners and stakeholders, such as local authorities and the media, to capitalise on the impact and reach of our services for children.

We are looking for people with well-developed skills in building relationships and networks with key safeguarding leads and the local community. As a member of our team, our organisational values and behaviours would be important to you. We want someone who will take a child-centred approach, has a strong belief in the rights of children, and a clear understanding and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of life and practice.

If you are someone with experience of delivering programmes in an educational or safeguarding setting, who is motivated by targets, with strong planning and organisational abilities, good communication and excellent people skills -  we would love to hear from you.

This is a permanent, home based position requiring travel throughout the area.  Access to and daily use of your own car is essential.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff, volunteers, agency workers and consultants to share this commitment.

Refreshed on: 08 October 2021
Closed date: 29 October 2021
Job ref: SERV-00162
Tags: Social Care/Development, Social Work