The Safer London team is knowledgeable, talented and most importantly, passionate about ensuring that every young Londoner has the chance to be the best they can be.

As an organisation we all work together to make positive, long lasting change for young Londoners, their families, peers and communities.

At Safer London we pride ourselves on being a great place to work. We offer a wide range of employee benefits including season ticket loans, flexible working and we’re a London Living Wage Employer. We know that our organisation can’t run without you, so we give back as much as you put in.

If you’re interested in making a real impact on the lives of young Londoners, view our current vacancies below.

Our number one priority is keeping the young Londoners who use our services safe.

We’re committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect anyone who works and volunteers with us to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for roles involving direct contact with people who use our services.

Current Vacancies

Safeguarding and Quality Practice Lead

Job title: Safeguarding and Quality Practice Lead
Location: Administrative base in Southwark, working Pan London
Reports to: CEO
Contract: Permanent subject to funding
Hours of work: 28 hours per week (0.8FTE) over 5 days per week
Salary: Starting from £52,250 rising to £57,750 pro rata

We’re looking for an experienced safeguarding professional to join our amazing team.

The Safeguarding and Quality Practice Lead acts as the organisation’s Designated Safeguarding Lead and ensures the organisation operates to the highest standards around both children and adults safeguarding.

This post holder will sit within the Senior Leadership Team and lead the Data and Evidence Team ensuring Safer London is able to demonstrate the impact our high-quality practice has.

If you are a committed, resilient and experienced Safeguarding professional who understands what quality services look like and believe you can help us to improve the safety of young Londoners and their families then please apply.

Due to the pandemic, we are running a rolling recruitment process therefore we urge you to submit your application at your earliest convenience, since we may close this advert if we find a suitable candidate.

To apply please complete the online application form and submit by Midnight Sunday 13th June 2021.

Specialist Advocate – Housing

Job title: Specialist Advocate – Housing Location: Pan London
Reports to: Service Manager
Contract: Permanent (subject to funding)
Hours of work: 35 hours per week – sometimes worked flexibly

Role Summary

In this role you will provide information and advice to your colleagues around housing and deliver one to one support to children and young people who are affected by exploitation or violence. This includes child sexual exploitation, child criminal exploitation, youth violence and sexual abuse perpetrated outside of the family.

Key responsibilities

  • Delivering effective and appropriate information and advice to colleagues around all aspects of
  • Delivering effective one to one advocacy to children and young people in line with the Safer London model of work ensuring that young Londoners receive the required support to meet their individual assessed needs
  • Undertake high quality case recording in line with the highest standards and best practice principles
  • Make appropriate onward referrals, signposting children and young people to support services and positive activities
  • Work with partners, communities and other key stakeholders to deliver the service effectively
  • Work creatively with colleagues to generate project resources and materials as required
  • Act at all times in line with safeguarding legislation and guidance, as well as Safer London’s processes and wider pan London processes and protocols
  • Undertake any other duties as required and commensurate with the level of this

Key Behaviours, Competencies and Skills

  • Relevant qualification in social care, health, youth/ community work, criminal justice or demonstrable equivalent experience
  • Have a clear understanding of safeguarding and safe practice – adults and children including contextual safeguarding approaches
  • An understanding of the needs of children and young people who have been affected by violence or exploitation
  • Clear understanding of delivering information, advice and guidance within an advocacy framework
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive boundaried relationships with service users
  • An understanding of the impact of trauma and the application of a trauma informed approach to practice
  • Ability to record work effectively on case recording systems
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to deal with a wide-ranging workload
  • Ability to effectively utilise IT packages including Word, Outlook, Excel

Additional Considerations

  • An enhanced DBS will be required
  • The successful candidate will be required to travel
  • The successful candidate may occasionally be required to work evenings or weekends

Person Specification

Criteria Essential/ Desirable A/I/T
Relevant qualification in social care, health, youth/ community work, criminal justice or demonstrable equivalent experience – e.g.Registered and Qualified Social Worker Essential A
Demonstrable experience in housing management with relevant transferable skills Essential A/I
Experience of safeguarding children, young people and adults at riskand of managing complex safeguarding issues Essential A/I
Demonstrable knowledge and experience of working with children,young people and adults affected by violence, exploitation or within a housing context Essential A/I
Experience of delivering information, advice and guidance within an advocacy framework Desirable A/I
Experience of liaising with statutory services to safeguard the child and or meet the needs of adults at risk Essential A/I
Knowledge of housing and homelessness legislation Essential /I


Knowledge of good practice in relation to serious youth violence, exploitation and harmful sexual behaviour Essential A/I
Experience of working in partnerships and relationships with a widevariety of organisations to support the needs of children, young people and adults Desirable A/I
Understanding of best practice and the importance of good quality case recording Essential A/I
Commitment to diversity and equality, and experience of applying these principles in the workplace Essential A/I
IT literate (Excel, Outlook, Word etc.) and experience of using databases Desirable A/I/T


How to apply

To apply for this role please complete the online recruitment process.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, shortlisting will take place on a rolling basis and the closing date is subject to change at any time. Interviews will take place over video conferencing.


Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us at Please note we don’t accept CVs.

Due to the level of applications we receive we’re not able to respond to applicants who haven’t been shortlisted for interview. If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, then unfortunately you’ve not been shortlisted

Equality and diversity

At Safer London we value diversity and we’re committed to creating an inclusive culture. We know that in order to make London a safer place for the young people that live here, we need a diverse range of perspectives, experience and knowledge.

That’s why we encourage applications from all backgrounds and cultures. We welcome applications from minoritised communities, the LGBTQ+ community and individuals with disabilities (including hidden disabilities).

Our decisions are made by matching the skills and experience of applicants to roles, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity or reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.