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Safeguarding Manager

Job Description

Safeguarding Manager

Salary: £38,000 per annum pro rata + good range of benefits

Contract: Part time 30 hours per week, Permanent contract

Based: Milton Keynes

Safeguarding all who work with us and benefit from our work to bring about Our vision for every child: life in all its fullnessOur prayer for every heart: the will to make it so.

World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day we bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, our aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. We are also proud to be ranked 9thplace in the top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For' in 2016.

To inform and assist the business in all aspects of Fundraising and Data Protection compliance in its UK and International operations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To be the Designated Safeguarding Officer for WVUK and to proactively promote Safeguarding throughout all areas of the business

  • To manage any referrals and incidents on child protection matters, reporting these to Police, Social Services and the Partnership.

  • Making decisions and judgement calls on information supplied on DBS checks and soft information from Chief of Police regarding the suitability of employees, consultants and visitors to our projects.

  • To work closely with LADO ( Local Authority Designated Officers ), on individual cases and to report if necessary to DBS ( Disclosure and Barring Service).

  • To be solely responsible and accountable for providing advice and sign-off on child safeguarding matters..

  • Develop a coherent risk based approach to child safeguarding matters considering legal and regulatory requirements, WVI policy and best practice, external best practices and the risks the organisation faces. This approach is to be formalised by updating existing policies where needed.

  • To manage any interactions with external agencies and WVI on child safeguarding matters

  • To develop and deliver all staff, consultant, volunteer and trustee training on Safeguarding

  • To create and undertake safeguarding travel assessments for all persons travelling to the field with World Vision, ensuring that these are relevant and these are recorded and kept securely.

  • To ensure that all mandatory training is undertaken, documented and reported on

  • To report on Safeguarding to SLT and trustees

  • To manage the Child Protection log, incident learning review system and reporting infrastructure for staff

  • and supporters.

  • To proactively research and contribute to third sector Safeguarding forums, representing World Vision UK.

As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement, childcare vouchers and free parking.

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Please upload your CV and covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing date for applications: 22nd September 2017

World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer and this role requires the post holder to have an active Christian faith as an occupational requirement

As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.

No agencies please.