Birmingham, West Midlands
£27,000 per year pro rata
Contract, 12 months, Part-time
Job description

Do you have the experience and passion to join us in directly supporting vulnerable children found using the transport network in Birmingham & The West Midlands?

For 24 years, Railway Children has been fighting for vulnerable children living alone and at risk on the streets, where they suffer abuse and exploitation. They run away or are forced to leave homes where they suffer poverty, violence, abuse, and neglect. They find themselves living on the streets because they’ve nowhere else to go and nobody to turn to. Every day we fight to change their story.

Railway Children is now the largest charity in the UK supporting vulnerable children using transport networks. We have a new role that will work in our project based in and around Birmingham New Street station. Working in partnership with the British Transport Police you will be offering support and advice to young people who are deemed to be vulnerable or at risk using the train network.

1 x P/Time Project Worker - £27,000 pa pro rata Part-time hrs 18.5

1 role based near Birmingham New Street with travel across the West Midlands, some UK travel and some flexibility to work from home.

As part of a dynamic team delivering the Safeguarding on Transport (ST) project, in partnership with British Transport Police (BTP), you will provide direct support to young people who have been identified by BTP officers and Industry partners as at risk and vulnerable on the transport network. You will work directly with young people and their families to reduce risks. The role will require working closely with British Transport Police, station staff and employees as well as local services in the area. This role will require flexible working and involve working some unsocial hours including evenings/weekends.

You will be an experienced project worker with a relevant social care/youth work qualification. You will need to have in-depth knowledge of the issues surrounding vulnerable young people and children, including going missing and criminal and sexual exploitation, and an understanding of Child Protection and Safeguarding processes. You will need tact and diplomacy to handle sensitive and confidential issues. 

This role is funded for a 12-month prriod by British Transport Police County Lines Tasks Force from additional Home Office funding.

For this role you will need to combine your experience with values that match ours. Bravery, innovation, honesty, and integrity will be at the heart of everything you do.

At Railway Children, we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of all those who come into contact with us in our work. We follow a range of procedures to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children and vulnerable people are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including criminal records check.

For full details of this role including how to apply, please refer to our website.  

Closing date: Sunday 20th June at 5pm

Posted on: 08 June 2021
Closed date: 20 June 2021
Job ref: Birmingham PW 2021 pt 2
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work

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