Senior Consultation Lead (Tackling Child Exploitation Programme)
Salary: £38,592 - £46,081 depending on experience
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: FTC until 31.03.2023
Research in Practice, The Children’s Society and the University of Bedfordshire are delighted to offer an exciting opportunity to join the established, Government-funded, Tackling Child Exploitation (TCE) Support Programme for a fixed-term contract until the end of March 2023. This unique programme has been operating since 2019. The first three years of the programme have focused on working with local multi-agency partnerships to support strategic improvement in tackling child exploitation and extra-familial harm. The fourth year of the programme (2022-23) is focused on developing practice principles to support an effective cross-sector response to tackling child exploitation and extra familial harm. Each of our organisations has a clear focus on making a difference to children’s lives, and a commitment to using evidence to effect change.
We want to hear from people who: are excited about supporting strategic innovation and improvement; skilled at partnership working; and bring passion, energy and experience in tackling child exploitation.
You will work closely with the Partnership Manager, consortium colleagues and a pool of Delivery Partners drawn from the sector to lead a programme of consultation with local safeguarding partnerships at a strategic level to develop the practice principles, linked supporting resources and to share and disseminate the finished products across England.
You will have a demonstrable commitment to evidence-informed practice and will be responsible for ensuring that cross-sector views are captured, and learning is shared widely. If you have a proven track record in working with local agencies and partnerships to effect positive change, and can bring the credibility, rigour and ambition required to undertake this role with a high degree of autonomy and initiative we would like to hear from you. The Consultation Lead plays a pivotal role in delivering the programme and engaging local areas and the ability to undertake national travel is an essential requirement.
The post will be home-based.
Closing Date: 15/05/2022
Please note that interviews for this post will take place virtually on Monday 23 May.
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