Missing People
Missing People

Charity registered in Scotland SC047419

Our Vision is that every missing person is found safe. Somebody goes missing in the UK every 90 seconds. We are a non-judgemental, highly skilled team of staff and volunteers working around the clock for everyone who needs us. We provide free 24-hour confidential support, help, advice by phone, email, text and online, including the opportunity to reconnect. We also coordinate a UK wide network of people, businesses and media to join the search when someone goes missing. Missing People is an independent charity that relies on donations.

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National Development Coordinator (Charity Partnerships)

  • Full time or Part time
  • £26,000 – £31,000
  • Scotland, within easy reach of Tayside, with regular travel across Scotland, occasional travel to London
  • Closing 24th May 2019

This role requires a dynamic and committed person to support the following strategic aims: To lead the development of new partnerships with key organisations including Police, statutory and voluntary sector organisations across Scotland; Support the Service Development Manager in the consultancy, training and good practice sharing to support the implementation of the National Missing Persons Framework across Scotland. Develop guidance and toolkits for professionals and disseminate best practice through these, and through the coordination of a conference at the end of Year 1. Support the development of other key projects as needed, which contribute to safeguarding children and adults.


  • Audits of current policy, guidance and practice on missing persons against good practice.
  • Audit work on the local approach to missing persons with partnerships and agencies across Scotland.
  • Reviewing case studies in order to consult on best practice, with potential opportunities for shadowing professionals in partner agencies.
  • Consultancy on developing policies and protocols in areas such as return discussions and information sharing.
  • Consultancy on tackling barriers to implementing the Framework.
  • Training local professionals and presenting at conferences in implementing the local approach to missing persons in line with the National Framework.
  • Provide consultancy advice and assistance in developing a new response in line with the Framework
  • Development of a toolkit on good practice in areas such as return discussion and information sharing.
  • Work together with colleagues from across the charity to develop a conference at the end of Year 1 to share findings and best practice with professionals from across Scotland.
  • Be a representative of the charity at various events and meetings and always be looking for ways to enhance relationships with partners.
  • Provide quality updates to, and ask smart questions of, the Scottish Advisory Group who support this project.
  • Work together with partners on projects which promote better safeguarding of children at risk of exploitation and of vulnerable adults.

About you:

You will be a dynamic communicator who can build strong relationships, with knowledge of the Scottish policy landscape. You will have good training skills with experience of safeguarding vulnerable adults or children. As a natural influencer, you will work with a variety of professionals from diverse backgrounds with innovation and professionalism to consult with external partners.

Development and Partnerships:

This department is responsible for leading the development of partnerships which help us to reach and support children and adults who go missing and their loved-ones left behind. Partners include police forces, local authorities, charities and other organisations who work with or are affected by missing people. The team also develops and delivers commissioned services, including Return Home Interview services and training for professionals. Using the charity’s specialist knowledge, developed over more than two decades, this team leads the piloting of new services to be a lifeline when someone disappears.

You may have experience of the following: Partnership Development Executive, Partnership Development, Partnership Development Officer, Policy Audit, Policy Guidance, Safeguarding, Vulnerable adults, Vulnerable children, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit, Missing Persons etc.

Missing People is on the Sunday Times “100 Best Not-for-profit Organisations to Work for” List 2019 and offers the below benefits: 25 days annual leave per annum / pro rata plus statutory holidays; Additional annual leave days awarded on length of service; Company pension contribution; Life insurance (3 x salary); Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) including 24/7 support helpline; Interest-free Season Ticket Loans; Additional maternity pay and leave; Additional paternity pay; Additional sick pay; Eye care vouchers.