Do you have the experience and passion to join us in directly supporting vulnerable children found using the transport network in the UK.
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. Working in partnership with the British Transport Police you will be central in developing and leading on our referral system, managing an influx of young people needing support and ensuring we reach those young people referred to us by BTP in a timely and professional manner.
1x Referral Co-ordinator – up to £24,455 pa pro rata (4 days per week)
12 month contract
1 role based near Leeds station with some UK travel and some flexibility to work from home.
As part of a dynamic team delivering the Safeguarding on Transport (ST) project, in partnership with British Transport Police (BTP), you will provide direct support to project staff in processing, assessing, and contacting those young people and families who have been identified by BTP officers as at risk and vulnerable on the transport system.
You will work directly with young people and their families to offer our support services, signpost, and share additional sources of support. The role will require working closely with British Transport Police as well as local services in the referral area.
You will have experience of working with and supporting vulnerable young people and families in both a one-to-one and group work capacity along with knowledge of managing/processing referrals. We are looking for someone with experience of working with trauma, safeguarding, and challenging caseloads involving those young people at high risk of harm and exploitation. You will have a track record of developing relationships with a variety of organisations to support the needs of vulnerable young people and families and advocate on their behalf.
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