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Job description
The Children's Society are excited to be recruiting Prevention Officers to work collaboratively with local and regional partners in the following regions:

North West

East Midlands

West Midlands

This is a permanent position but with a provisional end date for funding of 31/3/2021 (Secondment will be considered).

37 hours per week

£23,388 (DN pay grade) per annum

Location to be confirmed on appointment; either The Childrens Society office in relevant region or opportunity to work from home.

Please note, we are recruiting one Prevention Officer per region stated above. Please clearly state in your application which region you are applying for.

The Prevention Programme

The Children's Society has successfully secured funding for a second year of the Prevention Programme, a contract from the National Police Chiefs Council to work collaboratively to prevent Child Exploitation, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.

The Prevention Programme is an exciting, fast-paced programme which drives forward radical change in the prevention of Child Exploitation nationally. The programme works collaboratively with the police and a wide range of key partners across the country to deliver innovative responses to child exploitation based on police intelligence. We act as an agile resource, adapting to meet regional and national needs to transform practice across society in preventing child exploitation.

The programme uses a variety of approaches to delivery including training, resource creation and best practice advice and guidance, in order to achieve strategic change and improve safeguarding responses to exploited children and young people.

We're looking for a highly motivated individual, with a good understanding of working with children and young people and strong partnership working and communication skills to join our network of Prevention Officers.

The Prevention Officer role

-Strategic role to work alongside Regional Organised Crime Units to provide intelligence led interventions in a range of public, private and charity sector contexts in the prevention of Child Sexual and Criminal Exploitation, Modern Slavery and Trafficking. Interventions will include, but not be limited to best practice guidance, resource creation, training and the development of strategic plans to deliver tangible results and systems change - within a defined region.

-Work as a subject matter expert to deliver a wide range of 'tasks' bespoke to each region, which could include supporting schools, working with the police on operations, engaging with commercial bodies, writing guidance or researching interventions.

-Develop and maintain partnerships and undertake multi-agency working, including working with young people, to deliver prevention interventions within the region and at a national level.

-Work across Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation, Child Criminal Exploitation, Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking by engaging the police and a range of other professionals to raise awareness and ultimately to reduce harm to children and young people. Represent The Children's Society at a number of strategic external events and meetings.

-Keep up to date with new developments in exploitation, trafficking and modern slavery, as well as safeguarding practice to help to ensure that the work of the Prevention Programme is at the forefront of best practice in this area.


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

-Commitment to safeguarding children and young people, and experience of working within required safeguarding policy and procedure.

-Experience of developing initiatives that reduce risk for children and young people, through the prevention of CSE/A, CCE, Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery.

-Experience of public speaking and delivering presentations to large groups of professionals, including police.

-Experience of effective time and diary management.

-Experience of collaborative and multi-agency working and influencing key stakeholders.

-Enhanced DBS clearance.

If you would like to be considered for a secondment for this role please state this within your application.

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.

Please note due to the nature of the role the successful candidates will be required to undertake NPPV Level 2 vetting to facilitate working in Police premises. This will be discussed further at interview.

The closing date for applications is the 14th July 2020. Please note if we receive a large number of applicants this vacancy may close earlier.

In your statement, please state which geographical region you will be applying for (North West, East Midlands, West Midlands)

Interviews will be held week commencing 3rd August (but this could be subject to change) . During Covid-19 restriction measures, it is likely that these will take place via Skype. This will be confirmed closer to the date and based on Government guidance at the time.
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Posted on: 30 June 2020
Closing date: 14 July 2020
Job ref: 3915
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