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Project Development Office

Salary: £11K to £13K
Hours: 15 hours per week
Remote working to be discussed

Location: Luton & Bedfordshire
Post reports to: Encompass Director
Duration: 12 month fixed term contract

Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a form of child sexual abuse (CSA). It occurs where an individual or group takes advantage of an imbalance of power to coerce, manipulate, or deceive (groom) a child or young person under the age of 18 into sexual activity in exchange for something the survivor needs or wants, and/or for the financial advantage or increased status of the perpetrator/facilitator.

Sexual abuse may involve physical contact, including:

  • Assault by penetration (for example, rape or oral sex)
  • Non-penetrative acts such as masturbation, kissing, rubbing, and touching outside clothing

It may include non-contact activities, such as:

  • Involving children in the production of sexual images
  • Forcing children to look at sexual images or watch sexual activities
  • Encouraging children to behave in sexually inappropriate ways
  • Grooming a child in preparation for abuse (including via the internet)

One of the key factors found in most cases of child sexual exploitation is the presence of some form of exchange (sexual activity in return for something) for the survivor and/or perpetrator or facilitator. Where it is the survivor who is offered, promised, or given something they need or want, the exchange can include both:

  • Tangible rewards (such as money, drugs, or alcohol)
  • Intangible rewards (such as status, protection, or perceived receipt of love or affection)

It is critical to remember the unequal power dynamic within which this exchange occurs and that the receipt of something by a child/young person does not make them any less of a victim.

Job Purpose:

  • To empower and educate all on the risks and signs of childhood sexual exploitation and childhood sexual abuse.
  • To drive the development and implementation of the Reroute strategy and operational goals concerning ending demand, striving to become a demographic that is child-friendly, and a demographic that is built on support and empowerment.

Responsibilities:

Partnership Development

  • Engage with schools and educational institutions to raise awareness about child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse
  • Work closely with curriculum leads of PSHE (personal, social, health, and economic education) to deliver an appropriate programme, in tandem with the national curriculum
  • Design and deliver training programmes, reinforcing existing teaching whilst also bridging any gaps in learning, understanding, and identification of CSA/CSE with school leaders
  • Design and continually adapt and develop literature, presentations, and toolkits to support schools, increasing awareness and identifying CSA/CSE
  • Deliver/facilitate talks, presentations, and training sessions at schools and educational institutions
  • Develop and maintain links with communities and encourage local residents to become involved in the work and objectives of Reroute
  • Encourage joint working between different partnership agencies to share expertise and resources
  • Be active in responding to concerns raised by anyone showing signs of grooming, CSE, and CSA

Marketing

  • Uphold the organisation’s current media strategy to avoid all public media outlets aside from agreed platforms such as social media. Reroute will adjust this strategy according to the current needs and circumstances of the organisation
  • Build a prospect pipeline of partnerships through research, networking, attending and presenting at events, functions, careers fairs, etc.
  • Develop communication material to raise the profile of Reroute within education institutions
  • Develop and manage content-based social networks
  • Distribute information to the local community on what they can do to combat commercial sexual exploitation

Administration | Data Management

  • Conduct extensive and continuing research (quantitative and qualitative), using data-led reporting to facilitate decision making and share outcomes
  • Ensure that accurate records of all interactions and communications, and training are maintained
  • Maintain and deal with correspondence as and when necessary
  • Meet the data collection requirements of the organisation
  • Liaise with the line manager about significant areas of development
  • Coordinate events and lead on all Reroute events
  • Research and apply to further funding streams to expand Reroute’s financial income
  • Help develop similar national ventures

Key Relationships:

Internal

  • Reporting to Hollie Stone
  • All Azalea DNA strands – Encompass, Flint, PAST, and PAC

External

  • Local schools and education establishments
  • Community services and organisations
  • Local community members
  • Key supporters

Any other job-related duties as assigned:

The post holder will be required to undertake other activities related to achieving the organisation’s objectives, as determined by the CEO. This job description may be reviewed, when necessary, in line with the development of the organisation.

FACTORESSENTIALDESIRABLE
Skills,
knowledge and
aptitudes
A good understanding of issues related
to sexual exploitation, abuse and
trafficking
A capacity to forge and build
relationships within the education
sector
Demonstrate excellent interpersonal
skills and communication skills, both at
a written and spoken level.
Ability to work under own initiative as
well as part of a team.
Ability to organise events within the
community.
Strong IT skills, database management
and design of programmes
Organised, able to prioritise and meet
deadlines
Ability to adapt to the changing developmental
needs of the organisation.
Qualifications
and training
Previous research experience and
reporting management (quantitative &
qualitative)

Project management or project leadership experience

Minimum GCSE Maths and English
Language (or equivalent)
ExperiencePrevious experience designing and
delivering presentations to audiences
from 13 – 18 years of age
Experience of leading communication,
building prospect pipelines and
securing opportunities to facilitate
Relevant experience working in a similar field
or a deep interest in CSA/CSE

Strong interest or experience working with
multi-disciplinary agencies and organisations
Personal QualitiesBe able to demonstrate flexibility and
adaptability to meet the challenges
and demands of the role.
Ability to work in a non-judgemental
manner.
Empathetic and open to new ideas.
Values driven.
Passionate and enthusiastic.
Ability to build and maintain good
working relationships with others.

Special Requirements

  • Flexible approach to working hours and availability.
  • Driving licence and access to a vehicle for work purposes.

Manager of Volunteers

Salary: As per contract
Hours: 16 per week
Annual Leave: 300 hours per annum
Contract basis: 6-month contract, including 1 month probation

Location: Azalea offices, Luton
Post reports to: Deputy CEO
Duration: 12 month fixed term contract

To apply contact Pippa Owens directly
pippa.owens@azalea.org.uk

Main purpose: A demanding post, in which the post holder will be
responsible for managing Azalea’s volunteers including
organising training, assimilation and on-going support.

Main Purpose and Responsibilities:

Current Volunteers:
Managing all Frontline volunteers in Encompass, Flourish and Flint projects including:

  • Investing in wellbeing of volunteers through regular contact
  • Signposting volunteers to appropriate supervision (trauma informed debrief or pastoral
    support)
  • Regular bi-weekly update emails communicating
    Organising frontline volunteer rota – 4 times a year.
    Volunteer reviews
    Managing office-based volunteers
    Training:
    Organising current Frontline Team training – 5 events throughout the year

Organising and managing potential new volunteer training (collating interest, making contact, completing application forms, ensuring payment is made, collating folders with training information, organising the day, references, DBS, Interviews) – The training programme consists of three days and is held twice a year

General Operational

Attend supervision with Line Manager, ensuring appropriate feedback is given regarding volunteer management.

Ensure all volunteer files are kept up to date and well organised.
Be an active member of Staff Connect meetings.

Any other duties in line with the general responsibilities of the post as required.

Personal Qualities

A committed Christian, who is passionate about the power of transformation that can take place in an individual who has encountered the unconditional love of God.

A desire to see all be free from the impact of sex trafficking, and to see volunteers empowered and released in all they have to be and give whilst with Azalea.

Evidence of own spirituality and journey with God in his compassion for the poor.

A willingness to attend meetings and training events outside normal working hours, including evenings and weekends.

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