Job Description

THE ROLE: Part-time (22.5 hours per week) / Permanent / Job description and application pack are available to download from our website

Our mission is to help children and young people have a fair chance to be who they want to be. We do this by providing a safe home, increasing life skills and self-confidence, and improving emotional wellbeing and mental health.

The What is Sexual Exploitation (WiSE) Surrey team is looking for a dynamic and passionate Project Manager to provide operational and strategic project management, with the primary focus of supporting children and young people affected by exploitation by raising awareness, educating and empowering.

In this role you will manage a small team of three Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Practitioners and a Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Worker. You will work closely with Children’s Services, Police and health around intelligence and information-sharing in order to safeguard children and young people. You will also provide training, support and advice to professionals.

In delivering the role, you will participate in multi-agency operational and strategic level meetings and will foster commissioner, funder and stakeholder relationships. You will also produce project reports for funders, commissioners, stakeholders and the YMCA DownsLink Group, overseeing safeguarding reports. In addition, you will provide oversight for case management and safeguarding.

Hybrid role – there is an expectation to be based on site in Surrey for a minimum of one day per week, with regular travel to Brighton. Working pattern can be discussed at interview.

ABOUT YOU: We know there are great candidates who may not fit everything described, or who have important skills we have not mentioned. If that is you, please do not hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself and why perhaps you are looking to take the next step. 

You will already be experienced Project Manager who has worked in similar services, for children and young people and/or adults at risk, as well as managing a team.

This is challenging yet rewarding work; you will enthusiastic, highly organised, skilled in partnership working and advocating for young people, along with being confident working autonomously. You will have excellent communication skills and able to tailor complex content and messaging to different audiences.

Please note, it is essential you hold a current driving license and have access to your own car for this role.

CLOSING DATE: 12 February 2024 at midnight, with interviews to be held on 20 February 2024

If you would like any further information or an informal discussion about this post, please email

Should you require any assistance with our application process, please email

Successful candidates will already have the right to live and work in the UK

An inclusive workplace: We are committed to policies and practices of equity, diversity, and inclusion and to supporting our people to make sure our culture is consistent with this commitment. We encourage applications from people from all sections of the communities that we serve.

Accessibility: If you require assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact us. If you require the recruitment documents in another format, please let us know. We can also post them to your preferred address.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced DBS (including the Children’s and Adults’ barred lists) check.

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