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Missing Children’s Co-ordinator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Working within a small team in Children's Social Care, the Missing and Exploitation hub are looking for a Missing Children's Co-Ordinator. You will responsible for coordinating the response concerning missing children by creating and updating data records, managing information from Thames Valley Police, and providing feedback concerning outcomes.

Main Responsibility

  • Use Early Help and Liquid Logic to co-ordinate responses about missing children.
  • Work alongside Thames Valley Police to receive and provide updates on outcomes.
  • Update and maintain databases and records. 
  • Work with other departments, schools, and organisations.
  • Providing a detailed analysis of missing data to identify locations and themes of concern.
  • To support other professionals in the Youth Offending Service to develop resources to facilitate the deliverance of youth work and/or other positive activities in particular to work alongside other professionals and local providers: school’s, Town and Parish Council, third sectors organisations, council colleagues and faith groups
  • Plan work of return from missing interviewers to ensure that return from missing interviews are conducted in a timely and effective manner.

The Ideal Candidate


  • Excellent IT skills and good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to complete and present analytical spreadsheets and data set patterns inclusive of representation of trend in respect of young people who go missing.
  • Able to manage own work, prioritise, plan and use time efficiently.
  • Must be self- motivating with ability to display initiative but also to work under direction according to guidance policy and Standards for Children and young people who go missing, ensuring that reports are recorded in a timely manner and taking responsibility for auditing the quality of work undertaken in respect of children being reported, return from missing interviews being undertaken etc.
  • Demonstrable experience in Children’s Social Care/ social services/ working with vulnerable young people or an area that that will ensure they understand the work within the Missing and Exploitation Hub as well as across the Youth Offending Service.  
  • NVQ level 3 in Business Administration or equivalent OR able to demonstrate significant administrative experience.

Package Description

​We are really proud of the benefits we are able to offer our staff here at Milton Keynes Council, including:-

  • Local Government Pension Scheme, considered to be one of the best employer contribution rates of 19.7%
  • 27 days annual leave per year in addition to statutory and public holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years
  • Holiday Purchase Scheme
  • Our Professional Development Centre provides access to courses such as in-house management development programmes endorsed by the Institute of Leadership, Apprenticeship Programmes (junior and senior), coaching and mentoring and access to our Smarter Learning portal
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health Cashplan
  • MK Advantage benefits package – a range of savings on a wide range of retail, leisure and entertainment products and services such as Pizza Express, M&S, B&Q, John Lewis and Arriva Travel.
  • SmartGo – Aimed at encouraging low-carbon transport and healthy lifestyle with discounted travel e.g. Halfords, Arriva, Europcar, National Railcards and Stagecoach.
  • Homebuy Scheme (for eligible roles)
  • Smarter working which provides the opportunity to work from various locations including from home for a proportion of your role (subject to business needs)
  • A full range of family friendly policies including enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Paternity entitlements
  • Childcare Subsidy

About the Company

Milton Keynes is a diverse, welcoming, and expanding place, built on smart ideas with even bigger plans for the future. We have world class attractions, beautiful open spaces, and a great standard of living.

Milton Keynes Council is one of the largest employers in the region, making a difference every day for local people. We’re responsible for all local government services in MK including education, housing, highways, and social services - around 240 services in all.

Our values are to be dedicated, respectful, and collaborative. If this sounds like you, join us for a stimulating and fulfilling career measured on results, and a rewarding work-life balance.

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