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 discounted shopping, 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.

For volunteering opportunities please visit Volunteer With Us.

Current Vacancies

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
Salary: £25,650 per annum

We are looking for an experienced housing worker to join our amazing team. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to play an integral role in improving the lives of young Londoners, their families, peers and communities.

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.

Core responsibilities of the role are, but not limited to:

  • Delivering effective and appropriate information and advice to colleagues around all aspects of housing.
  • 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.

To apply please complete the online application form and submit by Sunday 14th March 2021.

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 Zoom.

Family and Community Worker

Job title: Family and Community Worker
Location: Tower Hamlets
Reports to: Service Manager
Contract: Permanent subject to funding
Hours of work: 21 hours per week
Salary: £25,650 pro rota

We’re looking for an experienced Family Community Worker to join our amazing team. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to play an integral role in improving the lives of young Londoners their families, peers and communities.

In this role you will provide support to the families and communities of children and young people affected by violence and exploitation. This new role will involve a particular focus on developing pathways to support families of young Londoners.

Core responsibilities of the role are, but not limited to:

  •  Knowledge of good practice in relation to violence and exploitation; an understanding of trauma; adverse childhood experiences and contextual safeguarding
  • Experience of safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk and of managing complex safeguarding issues and liaising with statutory services to safeguard the child and or meet the needs of adults at risk
  • Experience of working in partnerships and relationships with a wide variety of organisations to support the needs of vulnerable young people and adults
  • Understanding of best practice and the importance of good quality case recording

To apply please complete the online application form and submit by Sunday 14th March 2021.

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 Zoom.

Family and Community Worker

Job title: Family and Community Worker
Location: Pan London
Reports to: Service Manager
Contract: Fixed Term – October 2021
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Salary: £25,650

We’re looking for an experienced Family Community Worker to join our amazing team. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to play an integral role in improving the lives of young Londoners, their families, peers and communities.

In this role you will provide support to the families and communities of children and young people affected by violence and exploitation. This new role will involve a particular focus on developing pathways to support families of young Londoner’s.

Core responsibilities of the role are, but not limited to:

  •  Knowledge of good practice in relation to violence and exploitation; an understanding of trauma; adverse childhood experiences and contextual safeguarding
  • Experience of safeguarding children, young people and adults at risk and of managing complex safeguarding issues and liaising with statutory services to safeguard the child and or meet the needs of adults at risk
  • Experience of working in partnerships and relationships with a wide variety of organisations to support the needs of vulnerable young people and adults
  • Understanding of best practice and the importance of good quality case recording

To apply please complete the online application form and submit by Sunday 14th March 2021.

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 Zoom.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us at recruitment@saferlondon.org.uk 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.