Current Vacancies

SAFE! has a few current vacancies

Are you passionate about supporting and empowering children and young people to thrive? Would you like to work for an independent organisation that fosters creativity, encourages everyone to contribute to organisational growth and makes sure staff feel supported and valued? 

SAFE! Support for Young People Affected by Crime is an independent charity working across the Thames Valley.  We are looking to recruit experienced practitioners to work with children and young people who have experienced victimisation, crime and abuse.

Role: SAFE! Project Worker
Location and hours: Opportunities across Thames Valley, home-based with travel across the region. Applications considered for full time (37.5 hours) and part-time. 
Salary: NJC 18 to 21 (£24,982 - £27,041 FTE) pro rata

We are looking for people who can quickly engage and build trust with young people. You should have a track-record of working with children and young people in a supportive role. An enthusiastic self-starter with excellent communication skills, you will have experience of multi-agency working and a commitment to high-standards of professionalism. You will be responsible for:  providing appropriate support to children, young people and parents, conducting assessments and designing individual intervention plans based on the young person’s needs and providing support to parents/carers.

Applicants will have a good understanding of confidentiality and safe working practices and maintenance of records in accordance with the Data Protection (GDPR) Act. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate your active commitment to promoting equal opportunities and diversity.

This role will include face to face casework across a set geographical patch.  We are particularly looking for a Project Workers in North Oxfordshire, Reading and West Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire. We are hoping to find practitioners with expertise in support children affected by domestic and sexual abuse. The role will require travel around the region visiting children and families in schools, homes and community settings, and occasional unsociable working hours. You will also be required to travel to our Oxfordshire office on occasion. You will be based either from the Oxford office or primarily from home, and you will be expected to usually cover a 30 mile radius for casework. 

Please see our application pack for full job description and person spec

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter detailing your experience and suitability against the criteria, and send to recruitment@safeproject.org.uk 


Role: SASH Project Worker
Location and hours: Buckinghamshire – 30 hours per week 
Salary: NJC 18 to 21 (£24,982 - £27,041 FTE) pro rata

Following a successful bid, we have been given funding to set up a new specialist domestic and sexual abuse support service in Buckinghamshire, alongside our partners AVMKSAASS.

We are looking for people who can quickly engage and build trust with young people.  You should have a track-record of working with children and young people in a supportive role.  An enthusiastic self-starter with excellent communication skills, you will have experience of multi-agency working and a commitment to high standards of professionalism. You will be responsible for:  providing appropriate support to children, young people, and parents, conducting assessments and designing individual intervention plans based on the young person’s needs and providing support to parents/carers.

Applicants will have a good understanding of confidentiality and safe working practices and maintenance of records in accordance with the Data Protection (GDPR) Act.  In addition, you must be able to demonstrate your active commitment to promoting equal opportunities and diversity.

This role will include face to face casework within Buckinghamshire. We are hoping to find practitioners with expertise in supporting children affected by domestic and sexual abuse. The role will require travel around the region visiting children and families in schools, homes and community settings, and occasional unsociable working hours. You will also be required to travel to our Aylesbury and Oxfordshire office on occasion. 

The welfare of children is paramount to all that we do in SAFE! and we would expect all successful candidates to demonstrate that they are equally committed to these values. We follow safer recruitment processes to ensure that we adhere to these standards.  Appointments will be subject to references and checks made by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) satisfactory to SAFE!

This role is currently funded until end of August 2023.

Please see our application pack for full job description and person spec

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter detailing how you meet the criteria by email to recruitment@safeproject.org.uk. This is a rolling recruitment and we will interview promising candidates as they apply.


SAFE! Sessional Practitioners 
Locations: Opportunities across Thames Valley – home based and outreach 
Payment: Practitioners submit invoices on a monthly basis and are paid at a rate of £25 per hour.  They are liable for all tax and expenses.

We are looking for experienced practitioners to provide support on a freelance basis to young people and parents across the Young Victim Service, the Building Respectful Families Service and the Blueprint Project.   Sessional practitioners are contracted on a freelance basis to provide one-to-one support to young people who have had an experience of victimisation, or where they are affected by Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence and Abuse (CAPVA), or where they are at risk of exploitation or crime.   There are also opportunities to co-facilitate group work across all services.  

To be considered for this opportunity you will have extensive experience of working with young people in a supportive role.  An enthusiastic self-starter with excellent communication skills, you will have experience of multi-agency working and a commitment to high standards of professionalism.  Sessional practitioners are responsible for providing appropriate support to children, young people and parents, designing individual intervention plans based on the young person’s needs and providing support to parents/carers.   Sessions may be delivered remotely (using video conference) or face to face, dependent upon the needs of clients.

Applicants will have a good understanding of confidentiality and safe working practices and be proficient in the maintenance of records in accordance with the Data Protection (GDPR) Act.  In addition, you must be able to demonstrate your active commitment to promoting equal opportunities and diversity. 

SAFE! works across the Thames Valley and we are currently looking for home-based practitioners across the region who would be able to travel to meet young people face-to-face within a 25-mile radius, or to provide remote support online, or a combination of both.     

We are seeking people with a professional qualification in social work, teaching, youth work, probation or equivalent, and extensive experience of working with children and young people.  

The welfare of children is paramount to all that we do in SAFE! and we would expect all successful candidates to demonstrate that they are equally committed to these values. We follow safer recruitment processes to ensure that we adhere to these standards. Contracts will be subject to references and checks made by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) satisfactory to SAFE! 

To apply, please complete the application pack and return to recruitment@safeproject.org.uk