Job vacancy at AFRUCA office in London

AFRUCA – Africans Unite Against Child Abuse is looking to recruit a Family Support and Outreach Worker (FSOW) to support families in the London Borough of Newham to access and sustain engagement with clinical services, where there are indicators that the child has experienced abuse linked to belief in witchcraft and spirit possession.  

The FSOW will also be responsible for undertaking outreach work within universal services to raise awareness of this form of child abuse.  

AFRUCA is the premier charity promoting the rights and welfare of African children in the UK.

Part time, One year Contract
Salary £26,000 PRO-RATA (21 hours a week)
Location: AFRUCA Head Office, London

The ideal candidate will have expert level knowledge of child abuse linked to witchcraft and spirit possession.

Must have extensive experience of Family Support work and at least 2 years’ experience of Community Outreach work.

Must be a self-starter, able to deliver impressive results.

Must have very good project management skills and be able to work closely with key partners.

Must have strong interpersonal skills to develop effective relationships with a wide range of people at all levels – from parents to senior local authority officials.

This is a great job for someone looking to build on their range of skills as part of an innovative project that will impact very positively on the lives of children.

AFRUCA has a strong child safeguarding policy and staff are required to submit a Criminal Records Bureau enhanced disclosure prior to taking up employment.

Closing date: Tuesday 25th September 2012
Interviews: Week beginning 1st October 2012
Start Date: As soon as possible after appointment

For further information about AFRUCA and to download a job pack, please visit  

For further enquiries about the post, contact Justin Bahunga, Projects Co-ordinator, AFRUCA. Telephone: 0207 704 2261.  E-mail: