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.

We take time to understand the contexts where violence and exploitation happen and are committed to embedding contextual safeguarding approaches. We understand that all the children, young people and families that access our services are likely to have experienced trauma and use our understanding of these experiences as the building blocks of support. Our work is shaped by the identities and experiences of those we work alongside.

In everything we do we:

  • prioritise creating safe and trusted relationships
  • celebrate and build on strengths
  • involve young people in the shaping of our services and provide a platform for their voices to be heard
  • innovate, reflect, and commit to learning, we will hold our hands up when we get things wrong.
  • recognise we can’t know it all and support other professionals when another trusting relationship already exists.

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

Current Vacancies

Support Worker – Girls and Young Women x2

Job title: Support Worker – Girls and Young Women
Location: Face to face delivery pan London, agile working for all other duties, office location Southwark
Reports to: Service Manager
Contract: Permanent subject to funding
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Salary: £25,650 to £31,050 per annum

About the role

We are looking for a Support Worker – Girls and Young Women, an expert in your field, someone who is motivated, willing to learn and grow. 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 one to one support to girls and young women who are affected by violence and exploitation. 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 services 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 post

If you are committed, resilient and ambitious Girls and Young Women Support Worker and believe you have what it takes to help us to improve the safety of young Londoners and their families then please apply.

Job Description and Person Specification

How to apply

To apply please complete the online application and submit it by Sunday 3rd July 2022.

As an agile working organisation, shortlisting will take place on a rolling basis and the closing date is subject to change at any time. Interviews are currently taking place via video conference.

Family and Community Worker x 2

Job title: Family and Community Worker
Location: Face to face delivery pan London, agile working for all other duties, office location Southwark
Reports to: Service Manager
Contract: Permanent subject to funding
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Salary: £25,650 to £31,050 per annum

About the role

We are looking for a Family and Community Worker, an expert in your field, someone who is motivated, willing to learn and grow. 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 a variety of interventions to families, young Londoners, and within communities. Interventions may be one to one support or via group work or community development.  We work with those affected by violence and exploitation which is primarily but not exclusively 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 services to families and communities in line with the Safer London model of work ensuring that young Londoners, their families and communities receive the required support to meet their individual assessed needs.
  • Assessing which contexts need support and intervention and work across several concurrently if needed or address the priority need. Those contexts may include assessing and offering support with families, peer groups and/or places. Interventions could include community and/or partnership engagement and development, young people/peer group/parent/carer engagement and support, advocating for physical and practical changes to create safer spaces, and support to enhance Community Guardianship- with parents/carers/ community member.
  • Undertaking high quality case recording in line with the highest standards and best practice principles.
  • Making appropriate onward referrals, signposting children and young people to support services and positive activities.
  • Working with partners, communities and other key stakeholders to deliver the service effectively.
  • Working creatively with colleagues to generate project resources and materials as required.
  • Acting at all times in line with safeguarding legislation and guidance, as well as Safer London’s procedures and wider pan London processes and protocols.
  • Undertaking any other duties as required and commensurate with the level of this post.

If you are committed, resilient and ambitious Family and Community Worker and believe you have what it takes to help us to improve the safety of young Londoners and their families then please apply.

Job Description and Person Specification

How to apply

To apply please complete the online application and submit it by Sunday 3rd July 2022.

As an agile working organisation, shortlisting will take place on a rolling basis and the closing date is subject to change at any time. Interviews are currently taking place via video conference.

CSA Emotional Support Worker

Job title: CSA Emotional Support Worker
Location: Face to face delivery South-East London, agile working for all other duties, office location Southwark
Reports to: Service Manager
Contract: Permanent subject to funding
Hours of work: 17.5 hours per week – sometimes worked flexibly
Salary: £25,650 to £31,050 (£12,825) pro rata

About the role

We are looking for a CSA Emotional Support Worker, an expert in your field, someone who is motivated, willing to learn and grow. 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 one to one support to children, young people, non-abusive parents or carers who are affected by child sexual abuse. This includes child sexual abuse within the family, sexual abuse perpetrated outside of the family and including child sexual exploitation.

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

  • Delivering effective and appropriate services to children, young people, and families in line with the Safer London model of work ensuring that young Londoners receive the required support to meet their individual assessed needs.
  • Undertaking high quality case recording in line with the highest standards and   best practice principles,
  • Demonstrating a thorough knowledge of policies and procedures in relation to safeguarding and evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrate a high level of resilience to effectively manage complex cases in line with Safeguarding children and young people.
  • Able to work under pressure, meet deadlines and demonstrate competency by effective case management.
  • Consistent case recording, attention to detail, ongoing review of cases
  • Making appropriate onward referrals, signposting children, and young people to support services and positive activities.
  • Working with partners, communities, and other key stakeholders to deliver the service effectively.
  • Working creatively with colleagues to generate project resources and materials as required.

If you are a committed, resilient, and experienced CSA Emotional Support Worker and believe you have what it takes to help us to improve the safety of young Londoners and their families then please apply.

Job Description and Person Specification

How to apply

To apply please complete the online application and submit it by Sunday 3rd July 2022.

As an agile working organisation, shortlisting will take place on a rolling basis and the closing date is subject to change at any time. Interviews are currently taking place via video conference.

Young People’s Advocate x 2

Job title: Young Person’s Advocate
Location: Face to face delivery pan London, agile working for all other duties, office location Southwark
Reports to: Service Manager
Contract: Permanent subject to funding
Hours of work: 35 hours per week
Salary:  £25,650 to  £31,050 per annum

About the role

We are looking for a Young Person’s Advocate, an expert in your field, someone who is motivated, willing to learn and grow. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to play an integral role in improving the lives of young Londoners, their families, peers, and communities.

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

  • Delivering effective and appropriate services 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 post.

If you are a committed, resilient and ambitious Young Person’s Advocate and believe you have what it takes to help us to improve the safety of young Londoners and their families then please apply.

Job Description and Person Specification

How to apply

To apply please complete the online application and submit it by Sunday 3rd July 2022.

As an agile working organisation, shortlisting will take place on a rolling basis and the closing date is subject to change at any time. Interviews are currently taking place via video conference.

 

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 Londoners who use our services.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, or experience any technical issues when trying to access and/or complete the online application form, 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

Our Benefits Package

  • Pension Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Mental Health Free Helpline
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Holiday Allowance – You will be entitled to 28 days holiday plus bank holidays and other statutory holidays, part time employees receive a pro-rata entitlement
  • Annual leave linked to length of service – 3 years’ service 30 days and 5 years’ service 33 days

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.

Issues of racial justice are central to the work we do. We are fully committed to anti-racism and actively oppose systemic oppression of any form. We celebrate diversity and challenge inequality. As an organisation, we will proactively become part of the solution, since we are not prepared to sit back, do nothing, and be part of the problem.