Location: Home Based
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: £26,966 - £37,414
Closing Date: 1 November 2020
Interview Date: 23 November 2020
This is an exciting new opportunity within a pan-regional service (England and Wales) for the provision of Children's Rights and Advocacy services to children detained in custody and impacted upon by the criminal justice system. We refer to this system as the Secure Estate.
This service is delivered to children within a variety of custodial settings including Youth Offending Institutions (YOIs), Secure Training Centres (STCs), and a Secure Children's Home (SCH). The service is accessed by children (aged 10-18) through face to face contact and a referral helpline.
Barnardo's is commissioned by the Ministry of Justice (YOIs and STCs) and Salford City Council (SCH); it is independent of the custodial establishments. We provide knowledge on Children's Rights, independent advice, support and advocacy services to children and young people in accordance with the aims and objectives of Barnardo's: Your Rights, Your Voice (Secure Estate), the Children Act (1989, 2004), United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the National Advocacy Standards (DOH, 2002).
As the Senior Team Manager for Safeguarding for this service your role will be key to ensuring the service is delivered in adherence to all relevant legislation relating to children with specific regard to children in custody. As post holder you will have senior oversight for all safeguarding cases raised through this service across all establishments, reporting on trends, risks and service improvements.
You will be part of the senior management team for the service working alongside other operational senior team managers, the children's service manager and the assistant director to ensure children are at the heart of all decisions. You will hold key relationships with senior leaders in safeguarding teams across the estate and will also be required to provide and present regular and contractual quantative and qualitative reports to stakeholders.
An Office at Home Allowance is payable and provision of a Barnardo's car.
Working hours normally Monday to Friday, although flexibility is required.
When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document. This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.
At Barnardo's we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.
Barnardo's is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.
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