Length of contract: Fixed Term until 30 September 2022 to cover maternity leave (Subject to the continuance of funding)
Salary: £22,183.00 per annum (pro rata)
Based at: Remote working but lives in Bradford and knows the local area/ community
Hours: 24 hours (working Mon, Tues, Weds until trained)

Our Mission
We help people to achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their lives, by providing high-quality advocacy.

Purpose of role
Statutory guidance (Department of Education, 2014) states that all young people who go missing from care should be offered a ‘return to care interview’ to provide them with appropriate support moving forward.

Young people who may run away or go missing can be at risk and return to care interviews are a way in which this risk, or any actual harm, can be identified, and dealt with. Our Return to Care (RTC) interviewers spend time with these young people to:

• Establish why the young person has run away e.g. what the young person may be running away from or to (also known as push and pull factors)
• Establish what experiences the young person may have encountered whilst they were missing and help them to understand the risks they faced/are facing
• Help the young person feel safe and understand that they have options to prevent future instances
• Put them in touch with services or individuals who can support them moving forward
• Provide the young person with information on how to stay safe should they go missing in the future e.g. helpline numbers
Main duties and responsibilities
• To manage a caseload of young people and ensure accurate case management and record keeping.
• To carry out return to care interviews with young people that have been reported missing from their placement (face to face, and via the telephone).
• Time-sensitive report writing upon completion of the return to care interview
• Monitor trends in missing behaviors and highlight these to Bradford Council, commissioners, and relevant stakeholders.
• Inform young people of their rights under the UNCRC and their rights to participate in any decisions that affect them.

You can download the role description, application form, equal opportunities monitoring form and privacy notice below:

Please send the completed Application, Privacy Policy & Equal Opportunity Monitoring Forms to [email protected] to be considered for this role.

Alternatively, you can post this to us at Advocacy Focus, First Floor, The Old Tannery, Eastgate, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 6PW.

Please note that the salary advertised is for full-time hours. If this post is less than 37 hours per week, the salary will be pro-rata.

This vacancy will close when sufficient applications have been received.  Therefore it is advised to complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

Please note, that shortlisting is completed anonymously with candidates being assessed against the essential criteria for the post.  Therefore only persons who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our person specification criteria in their application will be short-listed.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

Advocacy Focus is committed to fighting racism and other forms of oppression and discrimination. We want to be a great employer for all our staff, regardless of their background or characteristics. We recognise that not everyone is the same and that different people will require different support to fulfill their potential. One thing we can do to work towards that goal is to ensure that our staff team is representative of the diverse communities across our service delivery areas. We particularly encourage applications from men, members of the LGBTQ+ community, those living with a physical or mental disability, and those from an ethnic minority background. 

Reasonable Adjustments: Support is available to candidates with disabilities when applying for vacancies. For more information on reasonable adjustments please contact our Recruitment Team by any of the following methods: 

By telephone 01254 958940

or email [email protected] 

or write to HR Team, Advocacy Focus, The Old Tannery, Eastgate, Accrington, BB5 6PW