Job Description

This is a hugely exciting time to join the Barnardo’s family. Our ambitious ten-year corporate strategy offers great opportunities to achieve transformational change and delivering sustainable impact for our most vulnerable Children and Young People across the UK.

We’re seeking an experienced thought leader to fill an established role at the heart of our change programme, focusing on our core influencing and operational priorities.

You will already be a strong strategic leader and deliverer with demonstrable expert knowledge in the area of Child Sexual Abuse and extra-familial harms, including serious youth violence. You will have strong understanding of Contextual Safeguarding and Co-design & Participatory Approaches with experience of leading systems change in complex and high risk environments.

You will also have the confidence and clarity to connect strategic planning and operational delivery together with the ability to quickly establish a high level of personal impact with senior internal and external stakeholders.

Key responsibilities:

  • To develop a revised theory of change, over-arching strategy, budget, implementation plan and evaluation framework for the program
  • Work closely with Voice and Influence colleagues to ensure that the experiences and voices of young people are central to all developments and that children and young people have opportunity to co-design and co-deliver across all elements of the program
  • Recruitment and management of key posts into the program
  • Identify and establish strategic partnership in line with the strategy to develop and test innovative approaches leading to systems change for children and young people impacted by extra-familial harm
  • Build and maintain key stakeholder relationships both internally and externally, in support of the aims of the program, attending key meetings and events to promote the work of Barnardo’s
  • To report effectively on progress of the program to all stakeholders, including The Barnardo’s Foundation

This role has a UK-wide remit, although it’s primarily home based, you will be required to travel frequently across UK.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Jon Brown, Director of Strategic Partnerships, on 07808 524388.

For more information, or to apply, please click here.

Barnardo’s believe in creating equality of opportunity in the workplace and supporting people to manage their work-life balance; we are therefore are open to offering flexible working arrangements.

Please note that Barnardo’s is in the process of implementing a ‘work from anywhere’ strategy. This means that you will not be allocated a desk space in an office and are likely to be primarily required to work from home, with flexible work spaces being available for you to use when necessary.

When completing your application please refer to your skills knowledge and experience in relation to the Person Specification, Job Description and Additional Information document (if applicable). This should be done with an understanding of the context of the service described.

At Barnardo’s we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. Our safer recruitment processes mean that the safety and welfare of the child is paramount at every stage of the process and therefore, we adopt rigorous scrutiny in our pre-employment checking. This post is subject to a range of pre-employment checks including a Criminal Records Enhanced Disclosure for the successful candidate.

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.