Project Worker (Full-time)
£29,000 pa (incl London weighting)
Based near Euston station with some UK travel
For 23 years, Railway Children has been fighting for vulnerable children living alone and at risk on the streets, where they suffer abuse and exploitation. They run away or are forced to leave homes where they suffer poverty, violence, abuse and neglect. They find themselves living on the streets because they’ve nowhere else to go and nobody to turn to. Every day we fight to change their story.
Railway Children is now the largest charity in the UK supporting vulnerable children using transport networks. We now have 3 new roles that will work in our newly established project in and around Euston station. Working in partnership with the British Transport Police you will be offering support and advice to young people who are deemed to be vulnerable or at risk using the train network.
As part of a dynamic team delivering our Safeguarding on Transport project, you will provide direct support to young people who have run away or gone missing or who are at risk and vulnerable on the transport system. You will work closely with young people, their families and British Transport Police as well as local services in the area to reduce risks.
You will be an experienced project worker with a relevant social care/youth work qualification. You will need to have in-depth knowledge of the issues surrounding runaways and young people who go missing, an understanding of Child Protection and Safeguarding processes together with the tact and diplomacy to handle sensitive and confidential issues.
You will need to combine your experience with values that match ours. Bravery, innovation, honesty and integrity will be at the heart of everything you do.
For full details of the role including how to apply, please refer to our website by clicking the 'Apply' button.
Closing date: Monday 30th April at 6pm.