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Camden Pause Senior Practitioner

P04, £42,609 - £45,594 p.a

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P04, £42,609 - £45,594 p.a
Fixed term: 21 months
Full time - 35 hours per week
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Elwood street
£42,609 - £45,594 per annunum
Salary period
21/03/2021 23:59

Our ambition

We're determined to make Islington fairer. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.

We also have an ambitious goal – to be the best council in the country – with every employee clear about the part they play and inspired, focused and supported to give their very best.

We want to build an organisation where employees feel valued, inspired and empowered to help us achieve our goals and provide the best services possible to our residents.

Our values and behaviours

‘Be Islington’ is about setting a clear challenge about what it means to be an Islington employee and sets the standard for every new recruit.

We ask our employees to ‘Be Islington’ – playing their part in working together for a fairer borough and to always be collaborative, be ambitious, be resourceful, and be empowering (‘CARE’).


Are you an ambitious, creative practitioner who is passionate about supporting women to bring about change in their lives? Do you have direct experience of working with and affecting change in vulnerable individuals? Are you ready to spearhead the development of a new,  multi-agency partnership in Camden to improve services for adults with complex needs?

The London Borough of Islington is working with the London Borough of Camden and Pause Creating Space for Change to bring the Pause Programme to Camden. Pause works with women who have experienced – or are at risk of – repeated pregnancies that result in children needing to be removed from their care.

We are recruiting a Pause Senior Practitioner who will sit in the Pause Islington team and will be responsible, with the support of the Pause Islington Practice Lead, for developing, implementing and delivering the Pause Programme in Camden.

The programme gives women the chance to pause and take control over their lives, breaking a destructive cycle that causes both them and their children deep trauma.

The role:

As a Pause Senior Practitioner, you will work with a small caseload of women and implement a range of interventions and support measures for them, as part of an integrated package of health, therapeutic and social support. You will work systemically in delivering a relationship-based programme where frequency, tenacity and creativity are central.

You will also introduce and promote Pause to services across Camden, and will identify and build key pathways with relevant services in Camden e.g. sexual health, housing and mental health services.  As your work progresses, you will identify gaps in services and systemic blockages, and work with relevant services to increase awareness of these issues and develop creative solutions.

You’ll be a big part of a small team, where everyone takes a flexible and collaborative approach to work, and is committed to improving outcomes for vulnerable and marginalised groups.

Like Pause, you will be passionate about changing entrenched social issues, and will respond by ‘doing things differently’. You will play an integral part of a team where everyone takes an energetic, flexible and collaborative approach to their work, and are committed to improving outcomes in society.

If this is the job for you then please click on the link below to apply. 

Closing date: Sunday 21st March 2021 at 23:59

Interview date:  20th April 2021

For more information about the role, please contact Jennifer Savage, Pause Islington Practice Lead, on 07834171420 or


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Jennifer Savage
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