RE-ADVERTISEMENT: Previous Applicants need not apply
- Home based - must live within South Essex area
- 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:
- South Essex (Districts of Harlow / Epping / Brentwood / Chelmsford / Basildon / Thurrock / Castle Point / Southend / Rochford) - 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.