Head of Safeguarding
Job title: Head of Safeguarding
Region: London, Birmingham, Manchester or Bristol
Directorate: Human Resources and Organisational Development
Contract: Permanent, Full time
Salary: £54,300 (plus £4,452 London Weighting if applicable) per annum.
About The Royal British Legion
The Legion is at the heart of a national network that supports our Armed Forces community through thick and thin – ensuring their unique contribution is never forgotten. We’ve been here since 1921 and we’ll be here as long as they need us.
Our Values and Behaviours
Does the following describe you?
A desire to provide a great customer service and support
Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
Passionate about supporting the Armed Forces community and honouring their contribution
Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others
If so then we would like to hear from you ….
The Royal British Legion (TRBL) is leading the development of an excellent and robust culture of safeguarding practice; providing operational, strategic and corporate direction including complex professional advice on matters relating to safeguarding.
The successful applicant will lead on shaping collaborative working practices across the charity to provide consistency and coherence of standards in safeguarding, including ensuring that recommendations from regulatory and professional safeguarding work are implemented. You will be fully supported by the leadership team who understand the challenges of safeguarding and ensuring a key outcome is a culture of safeguarding.
You will be instrumental in ensuring quality safeguarding for all children and adults at risk. You will be strategic in nature, but with an operational focus, you will work closely with professionals and partner organisations, and you will be able to set the pace and tone of progress in delivering a comprehensive and seamless safeguarding function. You will also enjoy the opportunity to work across TRBL and beyond safeguarding and to have a wider influence and a real chance to develop your career.
To be successful you will have a current proven track record in safeguarding and understand the complexities around children and adults. You should also exhibit a clear evidence of interpersonal skills to build strong working relationships with your colleagues throughout TRBL and other key stakeholders.
Proven organisational and analytical abilities are expected. You should be able to combine your workload in time sensitive and demanding situations - every day will bring new challenges, test your skills, experience, and bring variety.
TRBL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.
Before applying please refer to the job description and person specification and demonstrate your suitability by addressing the criteria.
This is a full-time role based in London, Birmingham, Bristol or Manchester Offices. There will however be a requirement for regular travel throughout the UK.
How to Apply
Please apply clicking ‘Apply Online’
Closing date for this role is 20th May 2018