Manchester, Greater Manchester (Hybrid)
£28,226 - £30,095 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 22.5hrs per week
Job description

We’re looking to recruit a part-time (22.5 hours per week) Development Worker, on a permanent contract, subject to the successful completion of a 6-month probationary period.  

The post-holder will assist the Services Manager in the development and delivery of the safeguarding information, advice and guidance (IAG) and training aimed at VCSE group and organisations. The role will be based in both the office and community settings.

The personal qualities we are looking for are:

  • An ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with people from a wide and diverse range of backgrounds - from small community groups to large charities and social enterprises - in a culturally sensitive way
  • A highly motivated and enthusiastic person
  • Patience, sensitivity and good understanding of different levels of need
  • An ability to build strong and trusting relationships with VCSE groups and organisations
  • An ability to provide professional challenges, when necessary
  • Ability to provide practical and pragmatic solutions to a wide range of safeguarding concerns.
  • Ability to remain calm and focused under pressure
  • Experience and confidence  to manage conflict and emotional distress
  • Integrity

It is essential the person we recruit has experience of working within safeguarding either in the VCSE or Public sector

In particular, proven experience in:

  • Safeguarding, including:
    • Providing information, advice and guidance on a range of child and adult queries and concerns. 
    • Support VCSE groups and organisations with Child and Adult safeguarding policies.
    • The skills and ability to create and deliver quality participative learning and multi-agency training to participants from VCSE organisations.
    • Recognising & responding to safeguarding concerns effectively and appropriately
    • Working in partnership to provide multi-agency approaches to safeguarding

As part of this role the ability to research a range of safeguarding policy, strategic and legal information and be able to translate from technical language to plain English, applying them in practice, is crucial. 

The post-holder will be a strong and supportive team player whilst also being a self-starter.

Full training will be provided to familiarise the post-holder with Salford CVS’ systems and support with professional development will be available.

 

If you would like to apply for the position of Development Worker, please submit your CV, equal opportunities form and a supporting statement via email  or post by the deadline 12noon on Friday 22nd July 2022.

There is no need to post an additional copy.

Post: Recruitment, Salford CVS, The Old Town Hall, 5 Irwell Place, Eccles, Salford, M30 0FN

The supporting statement must answer the following two questions:

 

  1. What strengths would you bring to this role and how would those strengths benefits our organisations? (no more than 250 words)

 

  1. Give an example of where you have successfully delivered safeguarding information, advice and guidance to a group or organisation and what was the outcome? (no more than 250 words)

 

Application Instructions

If you would like to apply for the position of Development Worker, please submit your CV, equal opportunities form and a supporting statement via email or post by the deadline 12noon on Friday 22nd July 2022.

The supporting statement must answer the following two questions:

1) What strengths would you bring to this role and how would those strengths benefits our organisations? (no more than 250 words)

2) Give an example of where you have successfully delivered safeguarding information, advice and guidance to a group or organisation and what was the outcome? (250words)

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Refreshed on: 12 July 2022
Closed date: 22 July 2022 at 12:00
Job ref: DT/SDW
Tags: Advice, Information, Training

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