Community Engagement Worker
Do you have the experience and passion to join us in directly supporting vulnerable children found using the transport network in Yorkshire?
For 24 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 have a new role that will work in our project based in and around Leeds 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 and engaging with rail industry colleagues and the public.
Based near Leeds Station requiring travel across Yorkshire & Humberside & some UK travel.
As part of a dynamic team delivering the Safeguarding on Transport (ST) project, in partnership with British Transport Police (BTP), you will be responsible for developing our community engagement work in Yorkshire focusing particularly on Leeds. This work consists of developing the Safeguarding Action Groups (SAG) and also encouraging members of the local rail industry to engage with our training and become part of the safety net for vulnerable young people on the rail network.
This role will require flexible working and involve some evening work.
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 vulnerable young people and children and an excellent track record of developing relationships with a variety of organisations to support the needs of vulnerable young people and families. You will need experience of working with Third Sector groups and local services, managing various relationship with stakeholders and partners alongside project management experience and co-ordinating events.
For this role 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.
At Railway Children, we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of all those who come into contact with us in our work. We follow a range of procedures to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children and vulnerable people are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including criminal records check.
For full details of this role including how to apply, please refer to our website at www.railwaychildren.org.uk/jobs
Closing date: Sunday 20th June at 5pm