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Safeguarding Officer

Marine Society & Sea Cadets (MSSC)
London SE1 (temporarily home based)
£34,000 + Benefits
Closing date
6 Jan 2021

Job Details

Safeguarding Officer

Location: MSSC HQ, 202 Lambeth Road, London, SE1 7JW (Temporarily home based)

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Salary: £34,000

Closing Date: 25th January 2021 Midday

Interviews: End January/Early Feb 2021 (Virtual Interview)

Application: Application Form (CV’s will NOT be accepted) You can complete and online form by clicking apply where you will also need to submit a personal statement/cover letter in relation to the person spec & JD. 

(MSSC) is a leading maritime charity in lifelong learning and personal development and is the governing charity of the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), a civilian voluntary youth organisation engaging some 15,000 young people over 400 Sea Cadet Units, throughout the UK.  The SCC offers a wide range of youth opportunities with the same enduring objective – to give young people the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun.

We have an opportunity for a Safeguarding Officer to join our busy team. Seeking to aim high and strive for excellence in our practices to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults, as well as promoting the overall safety, safeguarding and welfare oaf all of our members. To support our work support this we have a number of ambitious plans and projects as we move forward, so this is an exciting time to join us!

We are seeking individuals who have experience of the voluntary youth or community sector and have direct practice experience of working with children & young people in a safeguarding context.  You will have experience and knowledge of statutory requirements and best practice guidance, relating to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. You will also have sound knowledge of the statutory guidance in relation to adults who hold a position of trust.

Our safeguarding team operates centrally in London where we are responsible for providing support, advice and guidance to our volunteers relating on all safeguarding matters across the UK. Our safeguarding Officers act as the lead professional in managing safeguarding casework in line with our policy, procedures and statutory requirement and best practice guidance.

Whilst this is a Monday- Friday full time position, a flexible approach to work and working patterns is a must, as is the ability to work effectively and respond appropriately in challenging circumstances.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jane Sales, Head of Safeguarding on 020 7654 7022 or Stacey Attwater, Safeguarding Manager on 0207 654 7077

Applications should consist of a Completed Application Form. Without this, we sadly will be unable to consider your application for this role.

A recruitment pack can be downloaded below detailing more information on the role.

Recruitment Pack - Safeguarding Officer 

Closing Date: 25th January 2021 Midday

Interviews: End January/Early Feb 2021 (Virtual Interview)

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.


We at MSSC are passionate about providing a brighter future to young people nationwide and to seafarers, wherever they may be.

MSSC’s vision of being the leading maritime charity for youth development and lifelong learning aligns these two great charities under a common cause – to support all of our beneficiaries so they can achieve their best potential, whatever path they choose.

For the Sea Cadets, this means: inspiring and supporting the next generations through nautical adventure so they can realise their potential and grab a better future.

For the Marine Society, this means: Enabling seafarers with the right tools to get to where they want to be through learning and self development.

Company info
0207 654 7004
200b Lambeth Road

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