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Adolescent Exploitation & Missing Manager
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Salary Details: Up to £49,464 per annum
Job Term: Fixed term or internal secondment opportunity for 1 year
Appointment Type: Full-time
Hours: 36
Location: Kingston
Directorate: Specialist Children's Service
Service: Single Point of Access 

Come and join our award winning services. We support over 124,000 children, young people and their families through our social care, health, education, early help, safeguarding and business services. By recognising and championing strengths we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help make a brighter future.

About the Role
The SPA is a multi-agency service that acts as the front door for AFC services across Kingston and Richmond. The SPA manages all referrals for Safeguarding, Early Help, Education Welfare and Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services.    The MASH and Return Interview Service is based with the SPA.

As the Adolescent Exploitation & Missing Manager for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:
  • Develop and deliver a contextual safeguarding framework at operational level to be used at MARVE strategy meetings.
  • Manage a small team of return interview workers, within the Single Point of Access service, ensure that service meets key performance indicators. 
  • Chair meetings in the specialist area of contextualised safeguarding, including MARVE strategy meetings.
  • Represent Achieving for Children at external and internal multi-agency meetings, including the Multi Agency Risk, Vulnerability and Exploitation (MARVE) Panel
  • Contribute to the development/review of local policies, procedures and protocols so these incorporate contextual safeguarding.
  • Prepare performance reports for Achieving for Children and the LSCB on contextual safeguarding issues.
About us
Working for Achieving for Children, you will have the opportunity to operate at the cutting edge of children’s services delivery. We are an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014 along with Windsor and Maidenhead in 2017, and responsible for delivering the entirety of both boroughs’ children’s services. 

We have been up and running for five years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

About you 
To be a Adolescent Exploitation & Missing Manager in our SPA, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:
  • Appropriate professional Social Work degree qualification and HCPC Registration
  • Practice Teaching Award, Enabling others award or equivalent
  • Knowledge of  Contextual Safeguarding and Signs Of Safety  
  • Experience of managing service delivery for vulnerable children and young people within statutory framework. 
  • Experience of implementing change at operational level such as a new practice model or method. 
  • Experience and ability to effectively lead and motivate  a small team to deliver high quality service
How to find out more
To find out more about this role click here to view the job description and person specification.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Sara Doyle, Associate Director for Identification and Assessment at to request an informal discussion. 

Benefits of working for Achieving for Children

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), with a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government.

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits, including generous annual leave entitlements, cycle to work scheme, annual season ticket loan, childcare vouchers, and discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres and much more.

The successful candidate will have access to;
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities and schemes of support
  • A competitive and desirable retention package (to include a generous local government pension scheme)
  • Retention of continuous service benefits, for those moving from a local government post
  • A clear progression path when key qualification milestones are reached
  • Tools and models to support practice, including Signs of Safety
  • Reflective supervision from an experienced management team
To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here

How to apply 
Before applying please refer to the role profile and ensure you meet the essential criteria. You will then need to complete the online application, adding a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria outlined on the role profile. Some of our positions require CV only.  

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. However, should you not declare an offence that is subsequently revealed, e.g. through the DBS check, then this may place your appointment in jeopardy. 

Closing Date: 31st October 2019
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