House Project Lead – Children & Young People in Care

Sandwell Children's Trust

At Sandwell Children’s Trust we strive for excellence to improve the lives of children. Our ‘Sandwell Deal’, brings together our new improved offering that make Sandwell Children’s Trust a great place to work; it also sets out our expectations of you as a member of staff.

What we can offer you:-

  • Generous annual leave of up to 31 days, plus 5 additional days for long service recognition.
  • Your birthday off paid in addition to annual leave entitlement and 8 Bank Holidays, plus a concessionary day at Christmas.
  • You will receive a generous local government career average pension scheme with employer contributions of 21.6%.
  • We recognise individual loyalty with service awards from 2, 5, 10 and every 5 years onwards.
  • Flexible working patterns that suit you and all of our roles have well-defined career progression.
  • We provide competitive expenses for both mileage (55p per mile) and subsistence, plus access to a comprehensive employee benefits scheme.

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The Sandwell Deal

We are proud to create an environment where our employees are nurtured, caseloads are manageable and continuous professional development is encouraged. With a culture of collaborative working and the child at the heart of everything we do, there’s never been a more exciting time to join the Trust.

The National House Project is an innovative way of supporting care leavers to take control of their transition to independent living and to have greater involvement and choice in creating a long-term home after care.

We are seeking a House Project Lead to develop and implement a Local House Project, and to deliver this service to a high standard to Care Leavers in order to facilitate their transition to independence.

About you: –

  • You will need a qualification in social work and should have experience of working directly with children and young people in a social care, education or youth work setting.
  • Have experience of working closely with other agencies and professionals (statutory and voluntary).
  • Be able to demonstrate highly developed communication and influencing skills in a variety of contexts with young people.
  • You should have an understanding of the social, emotional, safeguarding and practical challenges facing young people in care and care leavers and understanding of how these may be overcome.

For further information please contact Michelle O’Farrell by email

When people join the team at Sandwell they say it feels like they become part of the family…they have #ComeHomeToSandwell. With the work that we have done so far and with the ambitions we have for the future, it’s a really exciting time to join Sandwell Children’s Trust and to become part of our Family.

So, if you think your future could lie with Sandwell Children’s Trust, then we’d love to hear from you.

Sandwell Children’s Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS is required for this position and registration with Social Work England.

Please note that pre-employment checks will be carried out in line with the Department for Education KCSIE Guidance 2022.

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