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13th July 2018

Team Manager

A brilliant opportunity to be part of the UK’s first Child House – an exciting innovative project to improve the experiences and outcomes for children and young people who have experienced sexual abuse.

Solace Women’s Aid will work alongside NSPCC to deliver the advocacy element of this innovative project based in North Central London and building on our experience of the CSA Hub.

Child House will provide all medical, advocacy, social care, police, and therapeutic support from one place to ensure children, young people and their families receive timely justice, support and therapy so that they can move forward towards recovering from the abuse.

You will need a thorough understanding of sexual violence and trauma and the long-term mental health effects of abuse especially on children. This is your opportunity to contribute to unique service development not only in terms of direct work and supervision but also to be able to get involved in evaluation, influencing and dissemination of learning. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills; be committed to developing and maintaining professional multi-agency and multi-disciplinary relationships and contributing to the development and training of others. You will also have demonstrable experience of child-centred direct work that promotes the voice, rights, participation and best interests of the child and engages family/key people in planning, decision-making and evaluation.

We are looking for a Team Manager:

An experienced Team Manager with experience of promoting the voice of children and their families; working within multi-agency and multi-disciplinary networks; the ability to identify risk and have experience of child protection, criminal and legal processes; research and best practice; and the ability to evaluate the effectiveness of their own practice.

You will manage 3 advocates and hold a manageable caseload. We offer excellent training and development opportunities.

SALARY: £35,000 per annum

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week with flexible working hours.

CONTRACT: Two year contract

CLOSING DATE: Friday 20th July 2018 (10 a.m.)

INTERVIEW DATE: Thursday 26th or Friday 27th July 2018

Please have a look at our Child House Team Manager Job Description & Person Specification

To apply please complete and send the Application Form AND Equality Monitoring form to recruitment@solacewomensaid.org by the closing date of 20th July 2018 (10am). If for any reason you are having trouble downloading the documents, please email us and we will send the documents to you.

Unfortunately we do not accept CVs.

Please ensure you send the correct documents by the closing date, as late applications will not be accepted.

Due to the number of applications we receive, Solace Women’s Aid cannot communicate further with applicants who are not shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application was not successful this time.

Solace Women’s Aid values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applicants from black minority and ethnic communities.

Solace is a Disability Confident employer. Please feel free to email us at recruitment@solacewomensaid.org if you require any additional support to apply for this role.

This service is run by women for women and is therefore restricted to women applicants under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, and Part 1. Section 7(2) e of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 apply. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role.