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Social Worker

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£30,981- £37,156

Posted Date

9 March 2023

Hybrid working, Barnardo's hub/office or home address

Closing Date

31 March 2023

This is an exciting opportunity to be an integral part of the National FGM Centre. Having a UK wide remit, you will lead on supporting the objectives of the National FGM Centre.

The National FGM Centre works with professionals and in communities to educate and prevent Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), breast flattening, and child abuse linked to faith or belief (CALFB) as well as other forms of harmful practices. It was established in 2015 to achieve system change in the provision of services for children and their families who are affected by FGM. In 2017, the focus of our work was extended to include Breast Flattening and Child Abuse Linked to Faith or Belief. The aim is to prevent new cases, protect children and young people, support those affected by FGM and other harmful practices, partner to deliver services and learn.

As The National FGM Centre aims to diversify its reach, the Centre has submitted an application to the Home Office to access the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) grant. Funding will be used to develop a Harmful Practices Network, with the NFGMC leading a consortium of By and For Grass Roots organisations across the UK between April 2023-March 2025.  

Social work qualified, you will have extensive post qualification experience of working across a range of cases, from early help to complex child protection. You will have experience working in a multi-agency environment dealing with a wide range of cases including child protection assessments and court cases. Specialist training to build knowledge will be provided.

As a social worker, you will work on the harmful practices Support Hub, a unique virtual platform for professionals and victims/survivors/witnesses to access, where you will give expert advice/guidance/signposting or referral into specialist programmes provided by the Network. You will also deliver training, and occasionally undertake child protection risk assessments.

Working for Barnardo's, you will have access to a fantastic range of benefits including a salary exchange pension scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work schemes and access to discounts for things such as RAC membership, holidays and cinema tickets.

Applicants must be Social Work England registered.

Delivery of the Harmful Practices Network is subject to the successful allocation of funds from the Home Office VAWG grant.

We know that our colleagues go above and beyond in delivering our vital work, driven by their passion and commitment to Barnardo's values. We also know that we can only realise our ambitions and achieve better outcomes for more children, thanks to the talent, hard work and creativity of our people.

For all these reasons, we are committed to a new approach to pay and reward, to ensure it is fair, attractive and progressive, which should be in place by 1st April 2023. This is a positive change for the charity, and a key pillar of our People & Culture Strategy. It will assist us in supporting colleagues to grow and develop in their career at Barnardo's.


The world of work has changed. We are understanding of what works best for our colleagues both current and future as we look to embrace this new way of working. Our hybrid working initiative is based on trust, flexibility and empowerment. We understand our workplace offer means different things to different people, and we encourage those conversations. This may mean working at one of our stores, services, working at home, at one of our Collaboration Hubs or any combination of these.

- Barnardo's believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore open to offering flexible working arrangements.
- 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing after 5 years service
- The ability to buy up to another 5 days annual leave via our HolidayPlus scheme
- A host of family friendly leave options including company Maternity Paternity and Adoption pay; together with all family additional leave options
- Service related sick pay from day 1
- Access to a Group Personal Pension with a matched 4% or 6% contribution from Barnardo's. Ability to pay via salary sacrifice to garner both tax and NI savings on your own contribution
- Death in service cover of 4x annual earnings for all staff contributing to our Group Personal Pension
- Cycle2work scheme
- Interest free season ticket loans
- Discounts and cashback from at high street shops including major supermarkets, cinemas, gyms, leisure/theme parks, holidays and much more via our Benefit Portal
- Opportunity to purchase a health cash plan to claim towards dental, glasses, therapy etc
- Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support
- Access to Barnardo's Corporate University

*T&C's apply based on contract
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 candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo's.

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