Unicef UK

Safeguarding Specialist

Unicef UK
Stratford and New Town, London (Greater)
£40,000 - £45,000 per annum
17 Sep 2019
07 Oct 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Unicef ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.

The Safeguarding Specialist will work side by side with our Head of Safeguarding to ensure that Unicef UK is delivering best practice in child safeguarding and that as an organisation we are sector-leading in all that we do.

The scope of the role will range from direct safeguarding implementation - including the delivery of training, undertaking risk assessments, responding to safeguarding cases/concerns - through to working in an advisory capacity for staff, associates and our partners. You will also engage with the wider sector and members across the Unicef global movement, to ensure that Unicef UK continues to be fully aligned with international policy and best practice.

Through this work, you will play a critical role in ensuring the Unicef UK continues to have a positive and life changing impact for children and create a safe and supportive environment for all children, staff, volunteers and stakeholders alike.

To succeed, you will need a demonstrable track record of working on child safeguarding - ideally this will include experience within the voluntary sector and across both domestic and international contexts. You should also have experience of effectively implementing robust safeguarding policies, procedures and processes, from training and risk management, through to advising and responding to safeguarding concerns and managing cases.

Act now and visit www.unicef.org.uk/jobs to apply online.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 7 October 2019

Interview date: Tuesday, 29 or Wednesday, 30 October 2019

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities, and from men, because we would like to increase the representation of these groups at this level. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for children.

Unicef UK promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal records check. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the role and the circumstances of your offences.

We only accept online applications as this saves us money, making more funds available for us to help ensure children’s rights. CVs will not be accepted.

If you require support in completing the online form or an application form in an alternative format, please contact Supporter Care on 0300 330 5580 during office hours.

If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note that we only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.

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