Stratford, Greater London
£26,182 London (including London weighting)
Permanent, Contract, Permanent contract until 31st August 2023 with possible extension to 2024, Full-time
Job description

Directorate: Youth Impact

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 youth impact domain, 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. 

A key part of this role will be you will have the ability to: 

  • To join the award winning Disrupting Exploitation Programme.  This role will be part of a National Programme that works in Greater Manchester, Birmingham and Greater London. 
  • This role is required to work one-to-one with young people who are victims of child exploitation and on systems change.
  • Systems change means working with contexts, policies and procedures that determine how young people who are exploited are responded to.
  • Work as a subject matter expert on child exploitation (with a particular focus on child criminal exploitation) to deliver a wide range of systems change ‘interventions’, which could include training police and partners, writing guidance or producing resources to support improved practice and developing strong partnerships to undertake multi-agency working.

Due to a high volume of female applicants, we particularly welcome applications from men.  This is so we’re in the best position possible to reflect the young people that we work with and support through this programme.

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 safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with.  As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.  We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across our services.

Therefore, candidates applying for work in our youth impact domain will be required to complete an “Employment history_template” document prior to interview. The fully completed document should be loaded by the candidate at the point of uploading your CV.

Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours: 8─4, 9─5, 10─6 or in between (to be agreed with your manager).
  • Family-friendly policies: Including enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave.
  • Season ticket loan: Interest free loan for annual or quarterly season tickets for public transport to and from work.
  • Cycle to work scheme: Save up to 39% on the cost of a new bike and spread the cost across the year.
  • Pension: Stakeholder pension scheme with company-matched employee contributions of up to 8%.
  • Death in service benefit: Four times annual salary for all employees.
  • Discounted health scheme: Simply health cash plan – 20% discounted rate on healthcare such as dental, optical and chiropody for yourself and your children.
  • Free confidential counselling service: Available to all staff and volunteers
  • ‘Xtras’: Employee discount scheme offering a range of savings across groceries, fuel, clothing and holidays

Closing Date: 1st October at midnight

Interview date: TBC

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Posted on: 23 September 2021
Closed date: 01 October 2021
Job ref: 4251
Tags: Social Care/Development, Project Management