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Schools Coordinator

Employer
NSPCC
Location
Cambridgeshire, Remote - East region
Salary
£24'261 - £28'542 plus £500 (FTE) home-based working allowance
Closing date
7 Dec 2021

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  • Schools Coordinator
  • Home based - must live within local regional area below.
  • Permanent
  • 35 Hours per week
  • New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band

 

Would you like to help drive the NSPCC’s prevention work in schools?

We are now recruiting for one vacancy for a Schools Co-ordinator, successful candidates will be joining a further 8 Schools Co-ordinators across the East region. 

We are now recruiting for the following post in the following area:

 

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough - 1x 35 hpw (1 FTE)

 

The NSPCC Schools Service is an integral part of our mission to protect children from all forms of abuse. It is responsible for delivering the ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ programme. This aims to give children an understanding and awareness of abuse in all its forms and how to recognise the signs. It reassures children that abuse is never a child’s fault, that they have the right to be safe, and it shows them where to get help and the resources available to them, including our Childline service.

Reporting to the Schools Manager you will be the single point of contact for all schools in your area.   You will be responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of the NSPCC school offer.  Working to set targets, you will supervise, recruit, train and retain a team of local volunteers who will deliver elements of our schools offer in line with national standards and safeguarding guidelines.

As a member of the local services team, you will work with local colleagues across the region to maximise service reach.  You will be an active contributor to projects and workstreams, sharing learning and experience to help drive and develop our offer for schools and grow our service

You will represent the NSPCC and seek opportunities to work externally with our key partners and stakeholders, such as local authorities and the media, to capitalise on the impact and reach of our services for children.

We are looking for people with well-developed skills in building relationships and networks with key safeguarding leads and the local community. As a member of our team, our organisational values and behaviours would be important to you. We want someone who will take a child-centred approach, has a strong belief in the rights of children, and a clear understanding and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of life and practice.

If you are someone with experience of delivering programmes in an educational or safeguarding setting, who is motivated by targets, with strong planning and organisational abilities, good communication and excellent people skills -  we would love to hear from you.

 

This is a permanent, home based position requiring travel throughout the area. Access to and daily use of your own car is essential.

 

As an organisation, we are committed to creating and fostering a culture that promotes safeguarding and the welfare of all children and adults at risk. Our safer recruitment practices support this by ensuring that there is a consistent and thorough process of obtaining, collating, analysing and evaluating information from and about candidates to ensure that all persons appointed are suitable to work with our children and adults.

Company

NSPCC (the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is a large national charity which campaigns to end child abuse and provides a range of services to children, young people and families throughout Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands. NSPCC has 1,830 employees, 11,000 volunteers and an annual income of £134 million. Founded in 1884, NSPCC is governed by Royal Charter, first granted by Queen Victoria in 1895.

NSPCC specialises in child protection. It is the only UK children’s charity with statutory powers to intervene on behalf of children, powers which have existed for more than a century. In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, only local authorities and the NSPCC can apply to a court for a care, supervision, or child assessment order.

NSPCC provides 24/7 helplines for both adults and children. The NSPCC helpline supports thousands of parents, professionals and families. Adults can contact by phone or online in order to get advice or share their concerns about a child, anonymously if necessary. The helpline is staffed by professional practitioners with backgrounds in areas such as teaching, health and social work. Professionals such as teachers and doctors are also encouraged to contact the helpline for information and guidance. NSPCC says the number of calls and online contacts to the helpline is increasing year by year.

ChildLine, NSPCC’s free 24/7 counselling service for children, marks its 30th anniversary during 2016. Trained ChildLine counsellors talk to children, helping them with any problems they're facing. In 2014-15, there were nearly 300,000 counselling sessions carried out between young people and ChildLine. The most common issues were family relationships, low self-esteem and unhappiness, abuse, bullying and online bullying and self-harm.

NSPCC also has over 40 service centres across the UK and the Channel Islands. At these centres, the charity works directly with children and families on a range of issues, such as protecting children from sexual abuse, drugs and alcohol misuse and neglect.

The charity also visits 9-11 year olds in schools across the country through the NSPCC Schools Service, helping them to understand what abuse is and giving them the confidence to speak out and seek help if they ever need it.

In addition to its London headquarters, NSPCC has regional offices in Luton (East of England region), Gillingham (London & South East region), Leeds (Northern region), Birmingham (West Midlands region), Plymouth (South West region), St Helier (Jersey), Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Glasgow (Scotland).

Find Us
Telephone
020 7825 2505
Location
Weston House,
42 Curtain Road,
London
EC2A 3NH
GB
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