If you are committed to protecting and empowering the world’s most vulnerable children, join us.  Our aim is to end the institutionalisation of children globally by 2050. We influence global policy in order to cease the use of large-scale institutions as an acceptable form of care for children. Our activities are expanding and we are growing our team. 
 
You can find details of our current vacancies and how to apply on this page. 

Deinstitutionalisation Support Manager (DI Support Manager)

Location: London - Central – New Office Location TBC
Salary: £53,000 gross per annum
Full/Part time: Full time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Closing date: 3rd December 2017
Interview date: TBC

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity for a technical specialist who has solid deinstitutionalisation (DI) experience to apply their knowledge and skillset to develop/deliver DI training courses and provide technical DI advice to external stakeholders such as governments, civil society organisations or individuals. The incumbent will be instrumental in shaping the resources and tools used to train and support these external agencies with the support of the technical team within the Global Training & Advocacy Services team (GTAS). In addition, the DI Support Manager will lead the technical team within GTAS, overseeing the distribution of DI technical support/training activities and ensuring all materials are technically sound. 
 
The ideal candidate will possess solid deinstitutionalisation experience or experience in areas related to DI such as health and social care, child protection, safeguarding and/or inclusive education etc. The incumbent must be at a senior technical level and has worked in an international context; DI experience in low-income countries and/or emergency contexts is desirable. It is essential that the incumbent has experience or exposure to designing and delivering training either internally or to external stakeholders. Further, it is essential that the incumbent has demonstrable experience in successfully managing a team, ideally a team of technical advisers. 
 
This role will suit a dynamic and enthusiastic individual who is looking for a unique opportunity to influence major stakeholders in the field of DI through training and robust technical advice. Please note that this role will require regional and international travel.
 
You can download a recruitment pack here.

How to apply

Please supply - 
 
  • A supporting statement highlighting how your skills and experience meet the person specification (two pages maximum)
  • Your CV, stating your current salary details. 
 
Please email to Geeta Paul at jobs@wearelumos.org.  If you have any further enquiries, please contact Geeta Paul, HR Business Partner on +44 (0) 20 7253 6464.
 
  • Lumos is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.    
  • Lumos is an equal opportunities employer.
  • Lumos requests no agencies please.
 
With a view to minimising our administration costs, unfortunately we are only able to contact those candidates that have been shortlisted for an interview.

International Children’s Services Adviser

Location: Central London – New Office Location TBC
Salary: Circa. £36,550 per annum
Full/Part time: Full time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Closing date: 26th November 2017
Interview date: 11th December 2017

Job Description

This exciting role will be part of a brand new team established within our GTAS unit and will educate, empower and engage our internal programme teams and external stakeholders on DI through training, technical advice and toolkits.

Reporting to our Deinstitutionalisation Support Manager, you will be a champion and advocate for creating capacity and developing the technical understanding of family strengthening and DI work within governments, civil society and service providers. You will be responsible for planning, organising and implementing training and learning areas, such as delivering technical training, providing advice and guidance, producing toolkits and resources and delivering inter-country study visits for governments and organisational representatives working on DI and family strengthening services.

You will have a solid technical understanding and experience as a trainer, or in a technical or practitioner position in some, but not all, relevant areas of DI, such as social work, inclusive education, disability services, health services, alternative care, family preservation projects or community services. You will have a proven track record of child protection and safeguarding, be willing to travel both nationally and internationally, have excellent communication skills and a commitment to Lumos’ mission.

Read more about the role here.

How to apply

To apply please submit the following documents:
  • A supporting statement highlighting how your skills and experience meet the person specification (two pages maximum)
  • Your CV, stating your current salary details.
  • Details of two referees, including a recent employer (to be consulted at the later stage of recruitment)
 
Please email to Nav Johal at jobs@wearelumos.org.  If you have any further enquiries, please contact Nav Johal, HR Officer on +44 (0) 20 7253 6464.
  • Lumos is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS.   
  • Lumos is an equal opportunities employer.
  • Lumos requests no agencies please.
 
All applicants must have an existing right to work in the UK.
With a view to minimising our administration costs, unfortunately we are only able to contact those candidates that have been shortlisted for interview.
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