Current Job Vacancies at Missing People

Current Vacancies at Missing People

Search for job vacancies at this award-winning charity.

We have a range of employment opportunities including helpline delivery, support services, policy and research, and marketing and fundraising roles, among others.

If you're looking to develop or further your career in the charity sector, check this page regularly for current job vacancies at Missing People.

How to apply for a vacancy at Missing People

How we hire and what we look for

Meet the team

You will be an experienced manager who is excited about developing innovative approaches to support some of the most vulnerable children and young people and leading a team to provide tailored one to one interventions. Your ability to engage and build relationships with partners at all levels will ensure that the support young people receive is well coordinated with other agencies and help to develop the wider picture of missing across the county.

Salary:                         £30,000 - £33,000 pro rata

Hours:                         21 per week, some out of office hour’s work will be required

On-call:                       Joining the on-call rota (5-8pm weekdays and 10am-6pm weekends)

Holiday:                      25 days per annum/pro rata plus statutory holidays

Location:                    Farnham House, Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2ST

Contract:                    Fixed term maternity cover until 30th April 2019


Missing People is on the Sunday Times “100 Best Not-for-profit Organisations to Work for” List 2016 and offers the below benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave per annum/pro rata plus statutory holidays
  • Additional annual leave days awarded on length of service*
  • Company pension contribution
  • Life insurance (3 x salary)*
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) including 24/7 support helpline
  • Interest-free Season Ticket Loans*
  • Additional maternity pay and leave*
  • Additional paternity pay*
  • Additional sick pay*
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye care vouchers

* available after probation period passed.

About Missing People

Our Vision is that every missing person is found safe. 

We are a non-judgemental, highly skilled team of staff and volunteers working around the clock for everyone who needs us. We provide free 24 hour confidential support, help, advice by phone, email, text and online, including the opportunity to reconnect. We also coordinate a UK wide network of people, businesses and media to join the search for the estimated 250,000 people who go missing each year.

Missing People is an independent charity that relies on donations.

Job Summary

This role is responsible for the development and management of the Hertfordshire Return Home Interview service, providing support to children, young people and their families upon their return from missing, working in close conjunction with our Hertfordshire partners and also has responsibility for safeguarding within this service.

The Hertfordshire Team’s Local Services and Development Manager will lead a team of Return Home Interview staff and volunteers to ensure that our local services and similar projects are delivered to a high standard and that service objectives are continually met.

Alongside managing local services to safeguard and support children with experience of being missing, this role has an expectation in relation to assisting with the development of new services, and as such this role is considered pivotal in building and strengthening relationships, primarily with our existing partners within Hertfordshire County Council, Hertfordshire Constabulary, and other relevant agencies. You will also undertake delivery of training across the UK in order to inspire staff and external professionals to deliver the best possible support to missing people and their loved-ones.

Department info

Development and Partnerships

This department is responsible for leading the development of partnerships which help us to reach and support children and adults who go missing and their loved-ones left behind. Partners include police forces, local authorities, charities and other organisations who work with or are affected by missing people. The team also develops and delivers commissioned services, including Return Home Interview services and training for professionals. Using the charity’s specialist knowledge, developed over more than two decades, this team leads the piloting of new services to be a lifeline when someone disappears.


Closing date:               11th May 2018

First Interviews:          15th May 2018 (Hertfordshire)

Second Interviews:     18th May 2018 (Richmond)

Start date:                    1st June 2018



If you would like to find out more about this role, please contact Shaun Polley, Senior Local Services and Development Manager on 0748 777 2892

All our job vacancies require a completed equal opportunities form, a full CV, along with a supporting statement; before the closing date.

To be considered for the role, please email the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • Please send through a full CV;
  • A supporting statement (maximum 2 pages) that demonstrates how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification. This statement is crucial to help us consider you for the role, so don't forget to address each criterion in the person specification and specifically highlight any relevant experience and skills you have, and why you want to work at Missing People;
  • Equal Opportunities Form.

Please be aware

  • Applications that don’t match the above requirements will not be accepted.
  • Due to the usually high number of applications and the limited resources of the charity, only applicants making it through to interview will be contacted. If you haven’t heard from us by the date of the first interview then unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful.
  • No agencies.
  • We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.

You may have experience of the following:

Training/Helpline, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Coordinator, Manager, Safeguarding, young people, children, families, missing, police, social work, development, partnerships, project management



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