You will be enthusiastic, determined and committed to providing the best support to children, young people and their families. You will be able to quickly build rapport with young people, and create a safe space for them to speak about their time away from home. You will be able to accurately assess risk and support young people in developing robust plans to help keep safe. You will play a significant role in helping other agencies understand the risks and needs of the young people you support and will be an advocate, helping share young people’s voices.
Salary: £21,000 per annum
Hours: 35 per week, some out of office hour’s work will be required
Holiday: 25 days per annum/pro rata plus statutory holidays
Location: Either Horsham, Brighton or Eastbourne (to be confirmed)
Contract: Fixed term until 31st March 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.
The Return Home Interview (RHI) Worker will deliver RHIs for missing and vulnerable children and young people across Sussex. You will have experience of supporting vulnerable young people and have sound knowledge of the issues effecting young people who are at risk of or experiencing running away and Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). The RHI Worker will manage daily allocations of RHIs to ensure service targets are met and all missing children in Sussex are offered an independent return home interview
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 (Sussex)
Second Interviews: 18th May 2018 (Richmond)
Start date: 1st July 2018
- Job description, person specification, terms and conditions of employment
- Letter from Line Manager
- Equal Opportunities Form
If you would like to find out more about this role, please contact Rebecca Boardman, Senior Service Coordinator on 0753 864 9747.
All our job vacancies require a completed equal opportunities form, a full CV, along with a supporting statement; before the closing date.
- 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