WiSE Parents & Carers Worker

Closing date: 25th January 2021

WiSE Parents and Carers Worker

Location: Hove, East Sussex, UK (Mobile across East Sussex)

Fixed Term for 1 year

30 Hours per week 

£27,140 per annum (pro-rata)

£22,005 per annum (actual)


YMCA DownsLink Group’s WiSE Project is an innovative, award winning project working across East Sussex, Brighton and Hove and Surrey, with children and young people experiencing or at risk of sexual exploitation; as well raising awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation and other forms of Child Criminal Exploitation.

This new post offers the opportunity to work in the WiSE team in East Sussex supporting parents and carers whose children are victims of sexually exploitation or considered at risk of sexual or other forms of exploitation.

We are looking for an experienced Parent and Carers Worker, with the confidence to develop a new support offer for East Sussex. You will need to demonstrate a good understanding of the needs of this cohort, the skills to work in a range of settings and in-depth knowledge of safeguarding and child exploitation.

You will need to be able to work autonomously, manage your time and workload while also working closely with the wider WiSE team.

The role involves significant time lone working whilst supporting parents and carers in East Sussex, with travel across the county and further afield as required.

Line management and case support will be provided by YMCA DLG.  YMCA WiSE staff receive regular group Reflective Practice Supervision.

This role will involve frequent travel and it is essential you hold a current driving licence and have access to your own car.

This is challenging yet rewarding work and requires an absolute commitment of the staff.

The position comes with excellent benefits, including 27 days annual leave per annum (plus bank holidays), a company sick pay scheme, a life assurance policy of 2x your annual salary, a health and wellbeing cash plan, and a cycle to work scheme. Please download a job pack for more information about other benefits offered.

If you are an applicant interested in this post and would like an informal discussion having read the job pack, you can speak to the Recruiting Manager. Please email [email protected] and your query will be forwarded.

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 via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).


Closing date for applications: Monday 25 January 2020 at 9am

Interview date: Wednesday 3 February 2020

How to Apply:

You can download an application pack and an application form below. Please return your form to us by email at [email protected].

Download an application pack here

Download an application form here 




How to apply

Download an application pack below. If you have any questions please email at [email protected]

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