Birmingham, West-Midlands
Job description
Insight and Engagement Officer - Birmingham

Fixed term contract to 31st May 2021.

37 hours per week

£23 388 per annum / pro rata (plus allowances)


Birmingham, The Big Peg Office

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 Young people Directorate: We have one Disrupting Exploitation Insight and Engagement Officer based in each of our three delivery locations - London (based in Stratford), Birmingham (based in the Jewellery Quarter), and Greater Manchester (based in Wythenshawe). This means not only will these workers feel part of their local team and service hub, but will also have peers based across the country to share best practice, resources and ideas. These roles provide vital systems change expertise and support in our programme, working within their local areas and in partnership with the national team to identify themes and trends and take creative approaches to improving the systems that have the ability to better meet the needs of exploited young people.

We are currently looking for a Innovative person to join our dynamic, ambitious team.

A key part of this role will be your ability to draw out learning from the direct work with young people across TCS services and the services of partners to identify trends, patterns and areas of focus for the wider Disrupting Exploitation Team.

In order to be successful in this role, you must have:

-Ability to communicate with young people and professionals, written and verbally, adapting style where necessary

-Ability to analyse data

-Ability to motivate and engage others

-Ability to manage professional boundaries

-Presentation and facilitation skills, appropriate for working with a wide range of professionals

-Excellent IT Skills (Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Teams and other applications)

-Ability to plan and manage own workload, using your own initiative

-Strategic planning skills

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 CYP Directorate 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.

The closing date for applications is on 27th of October 2020 at 9am.

Interviews will be held on the week commencing 9th of November 2020.
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Posted on: 14 October 2020
Closed date: 28 October 2020
Job ref: 4012
Tags: Practitioner