Job Description

THE ROLE: Part-time (22.5 hours per week) / Fixed-term contract until 31 October 2023 (maternity leave cover) / Job description and job pack (including details on our benefits) are available to download from our website

CLOSING DATE: 28 February 2023 at midnight – Please note we will be interviewing successful candidates on a rolling basis and as such may close the vacancy before the deadline

YMCA What is Sexual Exploitation (WiSE) is a specialist services that works across Brighton and Hove, Surrey and East Sussex to support children and young people to stay safe in their relationships. A small, unique, charitable project supporting children and young people vulnerable to or experiencing child sexual exploitation. Be a part of a local, supportive team who share the common goal to provide holistic, trauma informed support. We work collaboratively around creation and sharing of resources, community knowledge, contextual safeguarding and team support.

As WiSE Project Manager you provide operational and strategic project management for the Surrey WiSE Team, line managing three Support Project Workers and an Early Intervention 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 this 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 YMCA DLG and will oversee safeguarding reports. In addition, you will provide oversight for case management and safeguarding.

Your expected working pattern will be split over three days from Monday to Friday. This role is hybrid, involving a combination of working on site (minimum of one day per week on site in Surrey) and from home.

WHO YOU ARE – We know that there are great candidates who will 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.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Project Manager with a commitment to safeguarding children and young people. You will be enthusiastic, highly organised and skilled in partnership working and advocating for young people. You will have excellent communication skills and able to tailor complex content and messaging to different audiences. You will need to be a skilled team leader and have the confidence to work autonomously. This is challenging yet rewarding work and requires an absolute commitment of the staff. For this role it is essential you hold a current driving license and have access to your own car.

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

To apply, please ensure you complete an online application form, including your responses to the questions and upload a copy of your CV

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

YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We value diversity and promote inclusion, which we demonstrate through our activities, as well as in our policies and working practices. Reinforced by our culture and values, we seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

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 Disclosure (including the Children’s barred list and the Adults’ barred list) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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