Vacancies at Pace

Pace Parent Liaison Officer, Calderdale

Salary: NJC Pt 29 – 31 £25,951 – £27,668

Hours: full time, 37 hours per week

We are looking for someone to work with the Safeguarding Hub in Calderdale to act as an independent source of support and contact for parents of sexually exploited children. In addition, to liaise between statutory agencies and families in order to maximise the ability of all parties to safeguard a child at risk of, or being sexually exploited by perpetrators external to the family.

You will have good active listening skills, be able to give non-judgmental emotional support, have the ability to empathise and engage with affected parents, and respect their vital role in safeguarding their child. You will be able to liaise and develop a good rapport with partner agencies, and offer advice on good practice relating to working in partnership with affected parents. You will maintain your own professional practice and ensure ongoing development through use of supervision and training. You will adhere to Pace ethos and policies including equal opportunities and diversity.

Calderdale Council is funding this post for 3 years to 31 August 2020.

Closing date: Monday 18 September 2017, 5pm
Interviews: Monday 25 September 2017

Candidates will hear if they are on the shortlist for interview by Thursday 21 September.

Interviews will be held in Halifax.

For an application pack please email us.

Volunteer Befrienders – London only

Pace provide a range of services to support parents across the country: the volunteering service being one of them.

One third of the parents we support are based in the London area and the need has arisen for us to recruit a number of extra London-based volunteers to offer befriending support to those parents.

The befriending role is a listening role, you will need empathic listening skills and a non-judgemental approach to our parents. Pace will provide all the necessary training, as well as ongoing training which may at times be held in Birmingham or Leeds.

Induction training will be delivered in Leeds on the 15th and 22nd of September 2017.

Read the role profile here.

To apply, contact us here, making sure to select ‘I have a volunteering enquiry’. We will then send you an application form.