Independent Guardian (2265)

Location UK / Northern Ireland

Job Type Permanent full-time, TemporaryContract

Salary See description

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1372102

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for Independent Guardian based in the Regional Office.

Independent Guardian (2265)

Location: Northern Ireland Regional Office

Contract type:Permanent


Salary :£27,814.40 – £32,704.58

Would you like to be part of a team providing a regional service to support children in Northern Ireland who are Separated Children, who can be up to 21 years of age, including those who are victims or potential victims of human trafficking?

Barnardo’s launched its Independent Guardian Service on 1st April 2018, with the aim of the service being to provide specialist knowledge, advice and support to safeguard and promote the welfare and best interests of the child.

The Independent Guardian role offers an exciting opportunity to be involved in highly specialised work helping some of the most vulnerable children and young people cared for within our society and to be part of what is a unique and long awaited development in the provision of childcare here in  Northern Ireland.  It is a role that is upheld in Statute Law under the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (NI) Act 2015 and enshrines the social work role.

Sadly many of the separated and trafficked children we work with have suffered horrendous experiences on their journey to safety and the numbers arriving in Northern Ireland are increasing.  Independent Guardians play a key role in emotionally supporting those children and helping them to navigate the complex legal processes that are often overwhelming.

Whilst the Independent Guardian role carries with it a requirement to assist with legal advice and support on immigration and asylum matters, specific training in this area will be provided.

The work will require post holders to be flexible to meet the service users’ needs and service requirements.

There will be a need to provide out of hours cover where applicable and the post holder will be required to participate in an on-call rota.

Please take the time to study the requirements for the role and if you believe you have what it takes to join our team, then we want to hear from you.

About Barnardo’s

At Barnardo’s we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. Please read about our basis and values following the link below. You will be asked questions relating to them as part of the recruitment process for this role.

Barnardo’s is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic and male candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo’s.

To Apply please click the APPLY NOW button below to be directed to our website

Closing Date: 18 November 2018