Independent Child Trafficking Guardian (12223)
Contract type: Permanent (Fixed term funded post)
End date: 31 December 2022
Salary: £23,545 - £34,095 (Full Time Equivalent) plus £312 Office at Home Allowance
Closing Date: 27 May 2022
Interview Date: TBC
Barnardo's National Counter Trafficking Service has four services in various areas across England and Wales. This includes the Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship Service (ICTG Service). The ICTG Service is growing in 2021/2022 and we are pleased to announce some exciting roles to join a passionate and experienced national team.
Would you like to make a difference in children's' lives, be part of our dynamic team and embark on a learning journey with a service that is passionate about seeing positive change in the fight against trafficking and modern slavery in the UK? Have a look at our vacancies and see whether you fit what we are looking for!
This role is an Independent Child Trafficking Guardian.
Guardians work in the best interests of children to be an independent source of advice for children who have been trafficked, to speak up on their behalf and help them orientate around social welfare, immigration and criminal justice systems.
South - Surrey, Kent
The salary offered will be based on: location, experience and qualifications.
Location of Post: Home Based with extensive travel around the region. We are looking for candidates that live within 30 mins drive of the region available.
Independent Child Trafficking Guardians work to...
- Support children through direct work; enabling them to navigate complex systems, such as social care, immigration and criminal justice as well as health and education
- Support professionals in identification and appropriate safeguarding of children and young people who have experienced exploitation including knowledge around the NRM.
- Act as an independent advocate working at all times in the child's best interest and promoting their well-being.
- Build relationships of trust with children and support them and the professionals working with them to keep them safe and reduce the risk of missing and re-trafficking.
- Ensure that every child in the service has been referred into the National Referral Mechanism.
- Assist (where appropriate) in enabling the child to obtain legal or other advice, assistance and representation, including (where necessary) by appointing and instructing legal representatives to act on the child's behalf.
- Enable children to safely access education, training and growth opportunities.
- Support children to engage in therapeutic direct work sessions to promote their recovery and social and emotional literacy.
Although this contract has a permanent status, please be aware that this post is subject to continued funding, currently until 31st December 2022, and therefore should this funding not be extended further, you may be subject to a redundancy consultation or a TUPE arrangement.
When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.
Salary will be based on experience, qualifications and location. Market supplement will be awarded to those living in and around London.
Barnardo's offers a hybrid working model covered under our `Work from Anywhere' Framework, therefore vacancies advertised with this as an opportunity are open for applicants to either work from home or any location within the UK, including Barnardo's Hub/Office that is a reasonable distance from your home address.
Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
Our basis and values