Railway Children
Railway Children

Charity number 1058991

Children run away or are forced to leave homes where they suffer poverty, violence, abuse and neglect. They find themselves living on the streets because there is nowhere else to go and nobody to turn to. We work to reach children as soon as they arrive on the streets and intervene before an abuser can.

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Youth Practitioner (Glasgow)

  • Full time
  • £30,000 – £32,000
  • Home working – with travel across project location (Greater Glasgow, North & South Lanarkshire and Inverclyde) & UK Wide (Remote)
  • Closing 10th April 2024

We believe in a world where no child ever has to live on the streets.

Looking for a rewarding role where you can make a difference? Do you have the drive to create positive change in children’s lives and inspire others to do the same?

If the answer is yes, then read on to hear about this exciting opportunity.

We’re Railway Children, an international charity working to create long-lasting change for street-connected children and young people in the UK, India and Tanzania. Founded in 1996, we’ve dedicated over a quarter of a century to developing outstanding practice and services for vulnerable children and their families. As we embark on our new strategy to 2027, we have ambitious plans to ensure no child is left behind, wherever we work.

About the role

We are looking for 1 Youth Practitioner for our Glasgow Project and are keen to receive applications from those living in Greater Glasgow and North Lanarkshire.

As a Youth Practitioner, you’ll play a key role in keeping children safe from harm and supporting them and their families on a path to a brighter future. You’ll be part of a dynamic team delivering Railway Children’s programme in the UK, in partnership with British Transport Police (BTP).

Working with other Youth Practitioners in your project area, you will be responsible for supporting a number of young people who have been identified as being vulnerable on the transport system. The role will involve working directly with young people and their families to reduce risks, as well as building strong relationships other social care, Police, third sector agencies and local services in the area.

What we offer

As well as helping some of the world’s most vulnerable children and young people, we offer some great perks:

  • Project visits. Where possible, we encourage our staff to visit our projects and experience the work we do in the UK, India and Tanzania.
  • Time out. You’ll start with 25 days holiday per year to recharge the batteries. After three years, this will increase by an extra day per year until you reach a relaxing 30 days leave.
  • Pension. We offer a pension contribution of 6% of annual salary.
  • Birthday leave and ‘Railway Children Day’. You’ll get two additional days of annual leave in your birthday month and around Christmas time.
  • A culture we’re proud of. Driven by our CEO, family values are at the heart of our culture and make Railway Children an incredible place to work.
  • Flexible working environment and home working. It’s one of the reasons why our staff retention is so impressive!

What we’re looking for

We’re looking for someone who has worked with vulnerable young people and families, with an in-depth understanding of the issues they face and the impact of trauma. With a relevant qualification in youth work or social care, you’ll have experience of providing front line support to safeguard some of the most vulnerable young people in the UK. You’ll have the ability to engage young people, their parents or carers within the community and deliver direct support to address issues within the family unit.

A full person specification can be found in the job pack.

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Youth Practitioner

  • Full time
  • up to £32,000
  • Glasgow
  • Closing 14th August 2023

Around the world hundreds of thousands of children struggle to survive on the streets. In many countries, they have become an accepted issue in society, deprived of access to the most basic services and they experience extreme harm before and during their time on the streets. Wherever they may be in the world, they face violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation. Founded in 1996, Railway Children has dedicated over a quarter of a century to developing outstanding practice and services for street connected children and as we embark on our new strategy to 2027, we have ambitious plans to ensure no child is left behind, wherever we work.

Why not join us?

As part of a dynamic team delivering Railway Children’s programme in the UK, in partnership with British Transport Police (BTP), you will provide direct support to young people who have been identified by BTP officers and Industry partners who are at risk and vulnerable on the rail network in and around Glasgow. You will work directly with young people and their families to reduce risks. The role will require working closely with British Transport Police, station staff and employees as well as local services in the area. You will also engage in patrols and joint working sessions, provide visible and proactive support to partners and help promote the message of child safeguarding.

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Project Manager

  • Full time
  • up to £34,000
  • Glasgow Hybrid
  • Closing 11th April 2023

At Railway Children, we stand for children, their childhoods and their futures. Our passion and values underpin everything we do. They unite us and provide the energy and optimism that drives us to work harder and harder for the children and young people we are privileged to help.

We believe in a world where no child ever has to live on the streets.

As we embark on our new strategy, we have ambitious plans to ensure no child is left behind, wherever we work.

Why not join us?

As part of a dynamic team, in partnership with British Transport Police (BTP), you will be key in developing and launching our new Safeguarding on Transport project in Glasgow. You will be responsible for providing day to day support, direction and develop the project to ensure young people who have been identified by BTP officers and industry partners as being at risk and vulnerable on the transport system get the support they need. You will work directly with young people and their families to reduce risks.

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