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 children and young people, their families 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

Boys and Young Men’s Advocate

Location: Pan London
Reports to: Service Manager
Contract: Maternity cover for up to 12 months
Hours of work: 28 hrs per week (0.8 FTE)
Salary: £20,448 pro rata (£25,560 FTE)

About the role

We’re looking for an experienced Boys and Young Men’s Advocate 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 at Safer London you will provide one to one support to boys and young men who are at risk of or who have experienced extra familial harm or abuse. This may include child sexual abuse not perpetrated within the family context including sexual exploitation, criminal exploitation, children who present with harmful sexual behaviour or harm associated with exposure to violence.

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

  • Undertaking high quality case recording in line with the highest standards and best practice principles.
  • Working creatively with colleagues to generate project resources and material as required.
  • Making appropriate onward referrals and/or signposting young people to support services and positive activities.
  • Working with partners, communities and other key stakeholders to deliver the service effectively.
  • Contributing to the reporting around the service both internally and externally

If you are a committed, resilient and experienced Boys and Young Men’s Worker and believe you can contribute to help us to improve the safety of young Londoners and their families then please apply.

Additional Information

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 this role.

How to Apply

To apply please complete the online application form and submit by midnight 17th July 2020.

Webrecruit application link: https://bit.ly/2YFev0r

 

Housing Advocacy and Sustainment Worker

Location: Pan London
Reports to: Service Manager
Contract: Full time permanent subject to funding
Hours of work: 35hrs per week
Salary: £25,650

About the role

We’re looking for an experienced Housing Advocacy and Sustainment 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 specialist role at Safer London you will provide non-judgemental advice, guidance and assistance to young Londoners and their families in relation to housing, tenancy sustainment and debt management. You will also provide support to the wider within Safer London around housing and resettlement work.

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

  • To provide young Londoners and their families with information, advice and guidance on housing and tenancy sustainment and, where appropriate, to signpost them to support available from other agencies.
  • To liaise with landlords and Local Authorities to explore resettlement housing options, including seeking financial support to access Private Rented Sector accommodation.
  • To advocate on behalf of and act for service users where necessary, drafting letters, completing forms, compiling budgets and financial statements and carrying out any calculations as appropriate and reasonable.
  • To provide consultancy to colleagues across Safer London around the housing and resettlement theme.
  • To work proactively to support service users to manage the financial aspects of their tenancies, including debt management, and to address emerging rent, utility and council tax arrears, including liaising with landlords and other providers.
  • To support service users to make claims for Housing Benefit, Dual Housing Benefit, Discretionary Housing Payments and Council Tax Support, and advocate on their behalf in relation to claims.

If you are a committed, resilient and experienced Housing Advocacy and Sustainment Worker and believe you can contribute to help us to improve the safety of young Londoners and their families then please apply.

Additional Information

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 this role.

To apply please complete the online application form and submit by Midnight on 17th July 2020.

Webrecruit application link: https://bit.ly/2Bh33QU

 

Family Community Worker

Location: Pan London
Reports to: Service Manager
Contract: Full time subject to funding (Currently funded until 31st March 2021)
Hours of work: 35hrs 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 leaving custody, as well as developing methods to mobilise family and community led solutions to de-normalise and respond to violence.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A relevant qualification in social care, health, youth/ community work, criminal justice or demonstrable equivalent experience – e.g. Registered and Qualified Social Worker
  • 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

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 this role.

To apply please complete the online application form and submit by 20th July 2020.

Webrecruit application link: https://bit.ly/2CoAstv 

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 BAME 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.