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Senior Social Workers, National - South East, Hertfordshire (Home Based) - National FGM Centre

Job Ref: L950

Area(s): South East England

Based: South East (Home Based) This vacancy is for someone to cover the Hertfordshire area, however further opportunities will be coming out shortly to cover London.

Full Time: 37 hours per week


Salary: £27676 - £31906 p.a.

Salary plus Home Working Allowance of £190.89 p.a.

Barnardo's National FGM Centre

Initial Location of Post
Home based, to work in Hertfordshire, but with a requirement to work flexibly across the local authorizes where the National FGM Centre is providing services as necessary.

History of Service
The National FGM Centre has been funded by the Department for Education (DfE) between April 2015 and July 2017 to deliver a system change in social work services for girls affected by female genital mutilation and their families, working with statutory agencies, government departments and local community organisations. The Centre successfully submitted an application for further funding to March 2020, with a revised structure to develop and extend the Centre's activities.

Objectives of Service
The National FGM Centre, funded through the Department of Education's Children's Social Care Innovation Programme and run jointly by Barnardo's and the Local Government Association, aims to inform and improve policy and practice at local and national levels by identifying, generating and sharing high quality evidence on what works to prevent and tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) and other harmful traditional practices (HTPs) such as breast ironing/flattening and abuse linked to faith and belief.

Initial Specific Responsibilities
The Senior Social Worker will be required to lead on work across a specified local authority but may also be expected to cover for colleagues in other areas.

Supplementary Information
- Post holder must be social work qualified.
- Extensive experience in high risk social work, ideally with FGM and or HTPs.
- Willing to travel regularly in line with work requirements.

Although this contract has a permanent status, please be aware that this post is subject to funding currently to 2020 and therefore should this funding not be extended further, you may be subject to a redundancy consultation or a TUPE arrangement.

This contract is due to expire in 2020.

For further information or if you have any questions please contact Sara Hyett on 0208 498 7058.

Genuine Occupational Requirement

EQUAL OPPS Barnardo's considers that being female is a Genuine Occupational Requirement for this post under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

Closing Date: 26/11/2017

Interview Date(s): 7 December 2017