The NRPF Network is recruiting!

8 January 2018​

Opportunity for two talented people to join a dynamic local authority based service

We are pleased to start 2018 by offering an exciting opportunity for two individuals to work for the NRPF Network. We are proud of the NRP​F Network’s achievements over the last 10 years of operation and the recruitment of two members of staff offers the opportunity to build on past successes to offer more to our members.

We are looking for one person to develop our services relating to former looked after migrant children and care leavers, and a second person to support the delivery of training and other core services across all practice areas. 

The jobs are suitable for people who wish to promote best practice and adherence to the law, advocate for policy and operational changes to alleviate pressures on local authorities and the communities they serve, work towards better communication with the Home Office and improve efficiency in managing cases from the point of initial contact to achieving a sustainable resolution. 

The NRPF Network is committed to finding long-term solutions to the challenges local authorities face in delivering a service which stems from a duty to safeguard vulnerable children and adults but is shaped by immigration, social welfare and housing policy. We hope that we will be able to bring two talented people on board to further this work at a time of rising homelessness and child poverty.

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Since 2006, the NRPF Network, hosted by Islington Council​​​, has been promoting good practice across the UK in the field of social services’ support for destitute migrants with no recourse to public funds (NRPF) who cannot access welfare benefits and social housing. In a complex and often misunderstood area of social work provision, the NRPF Network promotes good practice and raises awareness of the challenges in operating this essential local authority ‘safety net’.

At a time of unprecedented cuts to budgets, the NRPF Network helps local authorities to make best us of scarce resources without compromising overriding safeguarding responsibilities to vulnerable residents. Through delivering training, producing guidance and supporting local authority partnership working with the Home Office through NRPF Connect you will help to promote best practice and improve outcomes for some of the most vulnerable people in society. 

We are pleased to be able to offer two exciting new posts.

NRPF Network Project Officer (migrant children and care leavers)
  • A two-year fixed-term contract (with possibility of extension) funded by the Controlling Migration Fund to develop services for practitioners working with migrant children (including Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children), and care leavers. 
  • This post may be based in Greater Manchester (Ashton-under-Lyne) or London (Upper Street, N1).
See the full ​advert for more information and details of how to apply.

NRPF Network Training & Support Officer
  • A permanent post focused on supporting the effective delivery and promotion of core NRPF Network services across all practice areas at a time of increasing demand. 
  • This post will be based in London (Upper Street, N1). 
See the full ​advert​ for more information and details of how to apply.

The successful candidates will join a small team of two people working to provide expertise and leadership across England and, as required, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The ability to undertake national travel is essential.

Closing date: Sunday 28 January 2018
Interview dates: 16 and 20 February 2018