Unicef ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.
The Safeguarding Specialist will work side by side with our Head of Safeguarding to ensure that Unicef UK is delivering best practice in child safeguarding and that as an organisation we are sector-leading in all that we do.
The scope of the role will range from direct safeguarding implementation - including the delivery of training, undertaking risk assessments, responding to safeguarding cases/concerns - through to working in an advisory capacity for staff, associates and our partners. You will also engage with the wider sector and members across the Unicef global movement, to ensure that Unicef UK continues to be fully aligned with international policy and best practice.
Through this work, you will play a critical role in ensuring the Unicef UK continues to have a positive and life changing impact for children and create a safe and supportive environment for all children, staff, volunteers and stakeholders alike.
To succeed, you will need a demonstrable track record of working on child safeguarding - ideally this will include experience within the voluntary sector and across both domestic and international contexts. You should also have experience of effectively implementing robust safeguarding policies, procedures and processes, from training and risk management, through to advising and responding to safeguarding concerns and managing cases.
Help us to shape health and social care policy
The King’s Fund is a leading charity that helps to shape policy and transform services to improve health and social care in England.
To increase its impact and reach, The King’s Fund raises additional income and support from a variety of sources. As such, fostering effective corporate relationships is an important area for the Fund. The strategy combines a corporate partnership and corporate supporter programme with event sponsorship and exhibition sales. All income generation is carried out in line with our Ethical Collaboration Policy.
Sitting in the Events and Partnerships team, the post holder will carry out income generation activity, primarily through new business. Adopting a consultative sales approach, the post holder will build relationships with potential Corporate Partners and Supporters and secure sponsorship and exhibition income for our conferences and online events.
Key responsibilities include:
- Generates funds from the private sector, by developing a pipeline for both the Fund’s Corporate Partnerships programmes and event sponsorship and exhibition for the Fund’s conferences and online events, while protecting the Fund’s reputation for independence and quality.
- Secures meetings with potential partners, supporters, or sponsors.
- Builds and maintains strong external relationships with commercial organisations through face-to-face meetings and extensive telephone work.
You’ll have a record of success in new business development/sales roles and experience of maximising opportunities from researching prospects to generating meetings and securing income to achieve targets.
The role will include working at occasional early morning and evening events.
In addition to a competitive salary, The King’s Fund offers generous holiday entitlements, a £3 daily discount in our café and an on-site gym.
To apply please visit our website and read our supplementary guidance documents, then download and fill in our Application Form. This needs to be returned by email by Monday 14 October 2019. Please do not send CVs.
For further information and an application form, please visit our website.
No agencies please.
Closing date for receipt of completed applications is Monday 14 October 2019 at noon. Late applications will not be considered.
We regret that we cannot respond individually to all applicants due to the high number of applications we receive. If you have not been contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted for interview. Please note that we are unable to offer feedback to applicants who are not shortlisted for interview.
Interviews will be held the week commencing 28 October 2019.
The King’s Fund is committed to equal opportunities in all its activities, and appointments will be determined solely on merit. Applications are welcomed from all sections of the community, including those from minority ethnic groups and those with disabilities.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
You will work to the Individual Placement and Support Model of employment support and will be embedded within the relevant secondary care team. You will also spend time working in community based settings as required by the Model.
Direct employer engagement is an important part of the role.
Employment specialists are trained to provide people with support, coaching, CV development, interview training, and on-the-job support. IPS puts the service user's preferences at the centre of attention, as the service user decides whether or not employers and potential employers know about their mental illness and whether or not their employment advisor contacts the employer on his or her behalf. The service user also decides which jobs to apply for and how many hours he or she wants to work. The decision about how much to work is often influenced by a desire to transition to a working life while minimising the risk of being both out of work and without benefits.
Individual Placement Support is based on 8 key principles:
1.Primary goal is to achieve competitive employment with central focus to support job seekers gaining paid employment
2.Everyone is eligible with free service user decision of when to start return to work process
3.Job search is consistent with individual preferences
4.Job search is rapid
5.Co-location of employment specialists and clinical
6.Information about benefits is provided to help
7.Support is time unlimited and customised, to both the employee and the employer.
8. Employment specialists develop relationships with employers based upon a person’s work preferences.
We currently have two vacancies of which one is a slightly more senior role requiring enhanced experience of IPS fidelity and data management systems. Please indicate which vacancy you are interested in. Full job descriptions can be downloaded.
To apply please submit your CV and a covering letter. Your covering letter should be a supporting statement covering the following points:
Why you are interested in the position?
What is your strongest personal quality that will enable you to succeed in the role?
What are your relevant skills and experience? Please align to the person specification
Do you have the commitment, drive and person-centred values to be able to make a real difference to the lives of older people with care and support needs? We have an exciting new role for a dynamic and proactive individual who enjoys the challenge of operational management and re-shaping services.
We are seeking an experienced and highly professional Registered Service Manager with a strong work ethic who can share our vision of providing person-centred, strengths-based services which promote wellbeing, independence and community connections. You will lead the operational management of a compact but busy, locality-based extra care service in the Droylsden area of Tameside (situated 5 miles from Manchester City Centre) which currently delivers between 800 – 1,000 hours of care per week. You will also be responsible for the management of a 24 hour extra care service which provides care to around 20 tenants.
As the Registered Service Manager you will ensure that our services are of the highest quality, meeting and exceeding all CQC standards and contract requirements. You will demonstrate this through comprehensive quality assurance, customer satisfaction and contract monitoring processes. You will ensure that the care and support delivered is truly personalised and provided in accordance with agreed care plans, enabling the achievement of planned outcomes. You will promote and re-inforce an accountable culture of compassionate care, and person-centred practice with relationships based on warmth, respect and unconditional positive regard. Your rewarding role will include responsibility for:
- Recruitment and selection of staff matched to needs of service users
- Management and support of a team of senior staff
- Rostering and deploying staff to meet the needs of service users
- Using an electronic rota planning and monitoring system
- Ensuring continuous, reliable and consistent service delivery at all times
- Performance management
- Auditing and Quality Assurance
- Compliance with CQC & commissioner expectations and standards
- Contract management and achievement of planned outcomes
- Excellent customer care to all stakeholders
You must have significant prior experience of managing or co-ordinating care and support services for older people. You must demonstrate excellent assessment, support planning and report writing skills. Good IT skills are required for this role and previous experience of using an electronic rostering and monitoring system (ECM) is highly desirable.
You will have a good knowledge of CQC requirements and care standards and experience of auditing services against agreed quality and outcome expectations.
You will also have an understanding of the principles of person-centred care and the Mental Capacity Act and the application of these principles to domiciliary care and extra care service provision. You will have a good knowledge of health needs and conditions as the ability to promote holistic health and wellbeing is essential. A relevant professional qualification (such as NVQ 4/5, RMA or social work/nursing qualification) is highly desirable. An interest in training and supervising students and trainees on placement would be desirable.
You will be able to demonstrate skills in managing and motivating your team effectively in order achieve the highest standards of person-centred practice. You will be able to lead from the front and delegate effectively as well as working collaboratively with colleagues and providing direct care and support, including personal care, as required.
You will be warm and emotionally intelligent with the ability to build positive, trusting relationships with service users, their families, staff and partner agencies. You will support our commitment to creating an open, reflective and accountable culture which is underpinned by ethical practice, dignity and rights. You will be a confident and professional practitioner and manager, able to communicate clearly and persuasively and to contribute effectively to multi-disciplinary decision making, planning and review processes.
As this position involves travel across the locality you will be expected to be a car driver (lease car may be available). You will be expected to work flexibly according to the needs of the service and this will include some out of hours and weekend working, reflecting the 24 hour nature of our service provision.
Creative Support is a not-for-profit organisation which provides high quality, person-centred support to older people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism and people with physical disabilities and mental health needs. The support we offer is tailored to the individual and promotes their independence and community engagement. We are an Investor in People accredited employer of a diverse team of over 5,000 well supported staff across England.
You will be joining a progressive charitable organisation, strongly committed to investing in your professional development through both practice-based training and academic study. You will also be part of our highly committed and mutually supportive team of senior operational managers in the North West region and a network of Registered Managers across the country who strive to meet and exceed CQC standards. By joining this team you will be able to access peer support and expertise.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Operational Manager (Supported Living)
Our client is a charity that supports people with a learning disability. They want to demonstrate that people with a learning disability can be leaders in society, but they can't do this without you! They need an Operational Manager in Suffolk to make their vision a reality.
Position: Operational Manager
Location: Suffolk area
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 39 hours per week
Salary: Up to £38,000 DEO
Benefits: 25 days holiday + 8 days bank holiday, Contributory pension, Cycle to work scheme, Employee support line to support you and your family, Support in gaining professional qualifications, Continuous on the job training is provided.
About the role:
They are looking for a full time Operational Manager. The Operational Manager will be responsible for managing a number of teams providing support to people with a learning disability.
The Operational Manager will ensure the quality of support by leading, mentoring, auditing, developing, training and guiding diverse staff teams. The Operational Manager will monitor and audit the supports, supervise the CLS's, manage projects and work as a senior manager for the subsidiary.
- To be an Operational Manager you will need to have previous experience in the supported living industry as well as knowledge of CQC.
- You'll need great communication skills and be able manage a team by leading by example.
- You'll be computer literate, show initiative and be comfortable when it comes to making difficult decisions.
- Professionally qualified PBS specialist (Positive Behavioural Support).
You may have experience of the following: Operational Manager, Operations Manager, Service Manager, Service Coordinator, Regional Manager, Area Manager, Registered Manager, Care Manager, Home Manager Supported Living Manager, Project Manager, Programme Manager, Charity, Third Sector, NFP, etc.
About The Royal British Legion
The Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin -ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We've been here since 1921 and we'll be here as long as they need us.
Our Values and Behaviours
Does the following describe you?
- A desire to provide a great customer service and support
- Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
- Passionate about supporting the Armed Forces community and honouring their contribution
- Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
- An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others
If so then we would like you hear from you ....
In partnership with Dementia UK, we are looking to add to our team of successful and highly-valued Admiral Nurse Service and are now looking to appoint an Admiral Nurse in Hampshire.
You will work with and support families and carers of people with dementia, by using a range of interventions to help people live positively with the condition and develop skills to improve communication and maintain relationships. Working collaboratively with other professionals, Admiral Nurses seek to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers.
We are looking for someone who has the compassion, focus and desire to become real ambassadors for dementia care. Based at home,you will provide a peripatetic service, visiting people in their homes and community settings. The successful candidate will support the Lead Admiral Nurse in providing this service. You will be a RMN or RGN (with an accredited dementia qualification) and have had a minimum 2 years post qualification experience in dementia care and experience of working with carers of people with dementia and their families.
Your professional development will be additionally supported by Dementia UK's comprehensive practice development framework which includes monthly facilitated peer group supervision and practice development session.
These are exciting opportunities for focused individuals to assist in developing and providing this new service. In return we offer a competitive salary, company car,employee assistance programme, and on-going professional development.
The role is subject to relevant employment checks, includingEnhanced DBS Clearance.
How to Apply
Please apply by clicking "apply online"
Closing date for this role is the 29th September 2019.
We have a priovisional interview date of 15th October.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Location: Oakwood ABI Rehabilitation Service - Stockport
Job Type: Part time, 21 hours per week, permanent - weekdays - must include Tuesdays, other days can be flexible.
Salary: £17.51 per hour / £19,173 for 21 hours (£34,238 per annum FTE 37.5 hours)
Closing Date: 27 September 2019
Want to be part of a leading organisation which positively impacts on the lives of disabled people across the world?
Want the chance to use and grow your skills and knowledge while making a difference to society?
Want to be part of a leading organisation which positively impacts on the lives of disabled people across the world?
If so… Our client offers you the chance to become part of a great team!
Our client is the leader in enriching the lives of disabled people. They are the largest disability non-profit organisation in the UK, with around 7,000 employees, and they support more than 20,000 disabled people across their global operations. They honour their past, drawing on their legacy to inspire them for the future. They are in the exciting process of transforming into a modern, relevant and sustainable organisation.
They offer an environment where you can work with great leaders and be part of a team who are passionate making a positive impact on the lives of disabled people. You will have opportunities to learn and grow in your role, building your skills and knowledge in partnership with others.
About the role:
You will be responsible for the implementation and continuation of occupational therapy programmes identified in customer person centred plans (PCPs). You will also be responsible for liaising with other professional agencies in relation to the provision of occupational therapy services.
Oakwood is an Acquired Brain Injury unit based in Offerton, Stockport. You will be supporting individuals suffering from the effects of an acquired brain injury or associated neurological conditions.
To be successful in this role you will need:
- To be qualified and registered as a practicing Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- Band 6, working under the guidance and supervision of a Band 8 qualified Occupational Therapist.
- To be able to work as an autonomous practitioner as a Professional Member of the College of Occupational Therapists.
- Thorough and up-to-date knowledge of occupational therapy theory and best practice, being able to demonstrate effective occupational therapy practice in all qualified procedures including: moving and handling assessment, equipment provision, cognitive assessment and treatment, upper limb assessment and treatment and the assessment of activities of daily living including the development of rehabilitation guidelines.
- Multidisciplinary team working using a client centred approach.
- Able to work flexibly in accordance with the needs of the service.
- Clean driving licence (if driving is required).
- To demonstrate a commitment to our clients ethos and values.
We offer a wide range of employee rewards and benefits including:
- Fair and competitive pay rates.
- Contributory company pension scheme with competitive life cover benefit.
- Substantial and flexible annual leave, with the option to buy or sell, depending on needs (salary sacrifice).
- Access to cash health plan at very favourable rates.
- Access to cycle-to-work benefits (salary sacrifice).
- Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.
A satisfactory disclosures check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.
You may have experience of the following: Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nurse, Registered Nurse, General Nurse, Disability, Charity, Third Sector, Not For Profit, NFP, etc.
Are you committed to improving the lives of those who have experienced multiple disadvantages? Are you keen to help people lead fulfilling lives?
SHP (Single Homeless Project) is one of London’s leading homelessness prevention charities and a dynamic and growing organisation changing 8,000 lives every year across London - from supporting people in crisis, to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment.
An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Westminster Accommodation services. SHP has been running services in Westminster since we first started, back in the 1970's. Throughout our time here, we have built an outstanding reputation for innovative and inclusive ways of working. We are now able to increase our impact with three new services that form our mental health accommodation.
The service offers a range of innovative and psychologically informed approaches to working with people who are or have experienced complex emotional distress and/or trauma. As part of this exciting new chapter, we are looking to introduce specialist complex needs support workers across these sites. These roles will take on some of our hardest to reach residents and be supported to think outside the box to meet their individual needs and to provide a truly person centred approach
The successful candidates will have demonstrable case / key working experience including; working with people who have complex or troubling experiences and/or behaviours. You will also have the ability to produce high quality, personalised support and safety plans and an understanding of the laws that govern mental health services.
This role involves working as part of a rolling rota which includes early and late shifts as well as weekend work.
To find out more and apply, please go to our website.
Closing date: 2nd October 2019 (at midnight)
Interview date: 9 & 10th October 2019
This post will require an Enhanced DBS check to be processed for the successful applicant.
Our attractive benefits package includes:
- A salary increase after successfully completing six months.
- 25 days annual leave, increasing annually to the maximum 28 days (plus paid Bank Holidays),
- A contributory pension scheme: SHP will contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary
- Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work
SHP is actively committed to equal opportunities and the promotion of diversity and inclusion, in all of our services and workplaces. We are also Disability Confident Committed, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and IIP accredited. In the London Homelessness Awards 2019 one of our Projects has been commended for their work.
Location: Bromley- Kent
Job Type: Permanent, Full Time
Hours: Working, 3 nights for 36 hours per week to include weekends.
Salary: £17.51 per hour / £32,868 for 36 hours (£34,238 per annum FTE 37.5)
Closing Date: 13th October 2019
Want to be part of a leading organisation which positively impacts on the lives of disabled people across the world?
As a Nurse with our client you’ll be responsible and accountable for providing the highest standards of nursing, clinical and personal support, while promoting independence and choice to their customers. Leading a team of support staff you will ensure the smooth and efficient management of the shift, prioritising, planning and delegating activities for the support team.
- Be a registered nurse (current registration with NMC).
- Have thorough and up-to-date knowledge of nursing theory and best practice at the level of a qualified nurse (level 5).
- Be able to demonstrate effective nursing practice in all basic registered nurse procedures.
- Work flexibly within rostered hours and on-call rota as required.
In return they offer a great range of employee schemes and benefits, including generous annual leave, discounts for high street retailers, contributory pension scheme and so much more!
Our client welcomes applications from all sections of the community. They actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.
A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post.
Shortlisting for this role will take place as applications are received. They therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.
You may have experience of the following: Registered General Nurse, Registered Nurse, Nursing, NHS, RGN, Staff Nurse, Hospital, Nursing, Nurse, NMC, General Nurse, Social Care, Healthcare Assistant, Support Worker, Healthcare, Social Work, Learning Disabilities, etc.
We’re looking for an innovative, passionate and professional individual with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills to join our busy stroke support management team, as a Service Manager.
Position: Stroke Association Support Manager
Location: Office based (Bedford) or homeworking covering Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
Hours: 35 hours per week
Benefits: 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (this will increase with service up to 30 days, full time equivalent) cashback and discount scheme, employee assistance programme, learning and development, pension scheme, Life Assurance, season ticket loan, Eye Care vouchers, Long Service Award, Cycle2Work scheme, Tax-free childcare, Health Cash Plan, Working Pattern Agreement, flexible working opportunities available.
Closing Date: 6th October 2019
Interview Date: 14th October 2019
This role can be office base in Bedford but will involve frequent travel to our service bases (Bedford, Luton, Watford, and Welwyn) and also our main area office in Bury St Edmunds.
- Reporting to the Head of Stroke Support, the Stroke Service Manager will:
- Lead, manage and support a dispersed team of 9 Stroke Support Coordinators and 3 Stroke Support Assistants whom will be delivering services to stroke survivors and/or carers in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
- Ensure that our services respond to the needs of the local stroke community
- Ensure that our services meet our contractual obligations and remain within budget.
- Be responsible for cultivating and maintaining key internal local external stakeholder relationships.
- Actively contribute to the work of the Stroke Support team and the wider organisation.
The post holder will:
- A proven track record of managing, recruiting and developing people
- Demonstrable experience leading teams through continuous improvement in service delivery
- The ability to interrogate data and customer feedback and to write concise reports demonstrating the impact of our services
- Confidence in actively representing the charity at key meetings in the locality and developing and maintaining key stakeholder relationships
- Experience of working as part of a team to deliver shared objectives and work plans
- Have excellent IT skills and demonstrate a flexible approach to your role.
The use of a car with business use cover and the ability to drive is essential to be able to fulfil the requirements of the role. You will be reimbursed for business mileage.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with stroke survivors and their families to support them following stroke and to raise stroke awareness in the local population. We offer a host of amazing benefits, opportunities to progress your career and flexible working options, including the option for this role to be homebased.
Stroke Association. Rebuilding lives after stroke.
We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke. And it’s a team effort to get there. We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives. Every five minutes, stroke destroys lives. Help us rebuild them and join our team.
If you would like any further information regarding this role please do not hesitate to contact the recruiting manager, contact details available on the Stroke Association website.
You may also have experience in areas such as Care Coordinator, Stroke Support, Stroke, Care Manager, Support Manager, Service Manager, etc.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced and self-motivated Social Work Manager to join our team and contribute to the further development of the service.
Our RAF Personal Support and Social Work Service (PS & SWS) provides a professional, confidential and comprehensive range of Social Work and Welfare Support Services to the RAF Community within the UK.
You will have the opportunity to build on and develop your existing leadership, management and strategic skills through the management and professional supervision of three geographically dispersed teams within the Northern region of the country. You will professionally supervise three Social Work Team Leads and be responsible and accountable for service delivery within the region in line with best practice, policy and procedures and protocols.
You will act as a consultant to the RAF staff within the geographical area, provide guidance and advice to the wider SSAFA community and external agencies.
You will contribute to and actively engage in audits and assurance inspections to assist in evaluating service provision and practice as well as helping to establish a strategic plan for the development of the service.
Please note the location for this role is flexible within the north of the UK but you must be prepared to carry out extensive travel across the north region and a full driving license is essential.
To carry out this role successfully you will have:
- A Diploma in Social Work (or equivalent) and be registered with the HCPC.
- Demonstrable post-qualification experience of working within a statutory adult and/or children and families setting
- Experience of managing professionally qualified staff and resources.
- Experience of managing quality processes and of producing, implementing and reviewing strategic development plans.
- The ability to be able to work autonomously and as part of a wider management team.
SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
NO AGENCIES PLEASE
Closing date: Midnight on 22 September 2019
Interviews: 8th October 2019. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test and presentation as part of the selection process.
SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.
We are looking for one full time or two part time Link Workers to work in Primary school settings in White City.
We are looking for highly motivated individuals with a passion for providing young people and families with the opportunities and relationships to enable them to flourish in life. Applicants will be highly proactive, professional, meticulous in their attention to detail and able to recognise the rigour required in reporting and data collection so as to evidence their own and other organisations’ work. WLZ Link Workers are individuals who are creative, constantly looking for new situations and solutions to improve the lives of young people and families, and who have great energy and enthusiasm for this work.
Based in schools, Link Workers work with families, WLZ colleagues, teachers and partner organisations to plan, co-ordinate and deliver a two year programme of support for children and young people. WLZ aims for every child to achieve good wellbeing, confidence and aspiration, positive relationships and improved academic achievement.
There are five key components to the Link Worker role:
- Build positive relationships with children, young people and families, developing a detailed understanding of each child on the WLZ programme
- Co-ordinate the programme of support delivered by WLZ’s partner organisations, ensuring that it complements what is on offer in the school and runs smoothly
- Create and deliver tailored interventions for individuals and small groups, responding to changing needs over the course of the programme
- Connect families to opportunities in their community by linking them to organisations, events and activities
- Support the children, young people and families to engage consistently with the programme of support so that they make progress towards positive outcomes
Applications received before 11.00pm on Thursday 3rd October will be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be notified by 6pm on Friday 4th October. The first round assessment days be on Friday 11th October.
Hours: 17.5 Hours per week
Salary: £15,072 per annum (FTE £30,143 per annum) plus generous holiday entitlement, pension scheme and group life assurance
The purpose of the Care Coordinator role is to focus on the assessment of service users in order to identify their current psychological needs and to assess the suitability of our services to support those needs through the development of a robust treatment plan within a rehabilitation framework. Following the assessment, the Care Coordinator will maintain oversight of an individual’s care ensuring smooth transition through the clinical pathways offered within the service. There will also be a need to liaise with external agencies and professionals in relation to an individual’s care.
The ideal candidate for the role will have the following skills:
• Registered Mental Health Nurse, Social Worker, or Occupational Therapist or equivalent, with significant post registration experience of working in the mental health sector with complex mental health presentations.
• Experience of working under pressure, demonstrating the ability to work in a flexible way that is dependent on the circumstances that are presented
• Demonstrate an extensive knowledge of evidence based assessments and interventions
• Experience of working with refugees or asylum seekers and meeting their needs
• Able to use own initiative when appropriate and be a team player able to work within a small team
• High level of psychological resilience to be able to work with challenging and distressing content
• Experience of working with interpreters.
To view the Job Description and Person Specification, please click the link provided.
Candidates must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this position.
Please note a CV and a cover letter addressing the Job Description and Person Specification of the role are mandatory to be considered for the position.
Freedom from Torture is dedicated to healing and protecting people who have survived torture. We provide therapies to improve physical and mental health, we medically document torture, and we provide legal and welfare help. We expose torture globally, we fight to hold torturing states to account and we campaign for fairer treatment of torture survivors in the UK.
Our team of dedicated professionals provide direct support to survivors including psychological therapy, physical health services, legal and welfare support, and expert medical reports for use in survivors' asylum claims. We also support other providers to deliver high quality rehabilitation services to survivors.
We campaign for national and global change, using evidence from our services and survivor voices to protect and promote survivors' rights and hold torturing states to account. We are proud to play a significant role in the global anti-torture movement. Survivors, active and empowered, are at the centre of all of our work.
None of this can happen without our vibrant community of supporters who help to create this change.
Thanks to the dedication of our staff and volunteers – as well as thousands of passionate supporters and funders – thousands of torture survivors have been able to rebuild their lives in incredibly difficult circumstances.
We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.
Closing date: 13 October 2019
Expected date of interviews: To be confirmed
Freedom from Torture is an Equal Opportunities Employer
No agencies please
Closing date: 26 September 2019 at 11.30 pm. Interviews: 8 October 2019.
We’re looking for a results-driven individual with experience of delivering specialist housing advice or support work, to join us as a Team Leader and support and manage the staff team at our busy and expanding London HUB.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change, with individuals, in communities, across society, and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
Covering 33 London boroughs, Shelter’s London HUB provides advice, support & guidance on any housing or homelessness issue through a variety of face-to-face, telephone, and online channels. There are also a number of support, training, education and health focused services in place to ensure we can holistically support our clients. In addition, we offer a comprehensive volunteering and service user involvement programme within the HUB and have an Information Resource Centre located in Hackney. Have you got what it takes to join us?
About the role
As a Team Leader you will be line managing, coaching and mentoring staff, setting them goals and objectives and making sure service delivery adheres to quality standards and meets contractual and internal targets. Supporting the integration of volunteers into the service and having input into their recruitment, training, management and organisation will also be a key part of your role. You will also assist in the marketing and promotion of the service, working with the HUB Manager to develop a marketing strategy, building effective relationships with appropriate external agencies and internally as well as across various divisions.
We're looking for someone with experience of day-to-day staff and service management, including casework support and supervision and promoting take up of services amongst multidisciplinary teams, both internally and externally. With a proven track record of delivering housing/debt/welfare benefits advice and/or support, you will have a proactive, creative and collaborative approach, great relationship building skills, a flair for leading change and improving performance and the confidence to challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas. Proficiency using a range of IT tools to carry out your role, including Microsoft Office applications and case management systems is also needed.
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
For further information about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our London Hub and be the change you want to see in society.
Shelter is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of clients, in particular children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
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Essex (based in Chelmsford)
Fixed term contract until 31st March 2021 (Potential to extend dependent on funding)
30 hours per week
CN - £33,484 (Fte) - Actual £27,149
We are looking for a Safe Practice Manager to join our dynamic and ambitious team.
The Children's Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We're there for children, every step of the way.
This role sits within our children and families directorate, which works to provide immediate one-to-one and group support for children who urgently need support. Your role will be to help us maintain and develop innovative practice to support our work in our services around the country.
You will lead the Service Managers in the East of England who deliver trauma informed work with vulnerable young people and families. The role will oversee direct reports ensuring they receive high quality performance management and clinical support and supervision. You will be an active member of The Children's Society East management team, contributing to the development of new service provision and monitoring and maintaining existing practice to a high standard.
In order to be successful in this role, you must have:
-Minimum of two years social work experience or equivalent
-Substantial experience of working with vulnerable looked after children & young people.
-Experience of managing staff and delivery of clinical and performance management supervision.
-Experience of working with young people and young adults at risk of exploitation, abuse, violence, going missing, substance misuse etc.
-Substantial experience of multi-agency working/partnership working, attending multi-agency meetings to effectively
-The Children's Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children's lives happier and safer.
Every day we're changing the lives of children in this country for the better - and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more.
The Children's Society is committed to Safer Recruitment as per the recommendations made from the Bichard Enquiry, 2004. Therefore, candidates applying for work in our CYP Directorate are required to download, complete, and reattach the “Employment history template” document. The fully completed document should be loaded by the candidate at the point of uploading your CV.challenge the professional network
The closing date for applications is midnight on 7th October 2019.
Interviews will be held on the 16th October 2019.