WiSE Early Interventions Worker

WiSE Early Interventions Worker

Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK


18.5 Hours per week

Term time only

£27,140 per annum (pro-rata)

£12,004 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 providing one to one early intervention support or peer group interventions to young people (up to 25 years) who have been identified as being at risk of sexual or criminal exploitation.

We are looking for someone 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 children and young people 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 as well as clinical supervision.

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

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 recruitment@ymcadlg.org 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. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates who are currently under-represented within our project.


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 2021 at 9am

Interview date: Wednesday 3 February 2021


How to Apply:

You can download an application pack and an application form below. Please return your form to us by email at recruitment@ymcadlg.org.

Download an application pack here

Download an application form here 




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