Interim Safeguarding Lead/Head of Safeguarding

Harris Hill
£60k - 65k per year
Closing date
6 Jul 2021
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

I am excited to be working with a well-established children's charity in search of an Interim Safeguarding Lead/Head of Safeguarding. This role will be a 3-month FTC to cover for the charity's Head of Safeguarding and Director of Safeguarding.
You will be an experienced International Safeguarding professional, with a track record of team leadership and of creating and maintaining strong safeguarding arrangements in a complex environment.
Well-versed in the safeguarding requirements of a similar organisation such both in the UK and overseas.
Main duties:
Lead the Safeguarding team [4 people], to ensure implementation of the charity's safeguarding policies and practice.
Ensure that the Safeguarding team members are provided with the professional support and supervision needed to succeed in their roles.
Lead the provision of specialist safeguarding expertise into the areas the team is responsible for.
Ensure the operation of effective arrangements and processes for the key elements of a strong safeguarding culture, including:
Operation of the Safeguarding Focal Point arrangements.
Responding to allegations against staff, representatives or others connected with the work of the charity.
Responding to concerns raised regarding the welfare of children.
Assurance of standards of safeguarding across the organisations directly delivered programmes and activities.
Support and assurance to partners, to ensure that suitable safeguarding arrangements are in place across all programmes and activities.
Develop child-focused and participative approaches to child safeguarding for the charity's activities.
Provision of training for staff and representatives including assurance of compliance.
Support to the recruitment processes, to ensure that those appointed are suitable to work with children.
Conduct and supervise investigations into safeguarding allegations or concerns, in line with policies and procedures.
Ensure that reporting arrangements are adhered to including to Executive Leadership Team and Board of Trustees.
Ensure that relevant policies and documentation are fit for purpose and in line with good professional practice.
Support Executive Directors and Chief Executive with expert safeguarding advice, as required to enable them to carry out their roles.
Support capacity building work, in the UK and with other members of the organisation's movement.
In all of these areas, you will develop and manage effective relationships with key colleagues across all areas of the charity.

If you have the above skills and experience and are immediately available, please apply online today!


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

Read our latest articles:

Decoding the job description: Fundraising manager

Top tips to help you land your first charity job

What do you think makes a great charity recruiter? Have your say and win £150 Amazon voucher!

Wonderful Workplaces in the third sector: Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

How to move from a commercial role to the third sector

How to land your ideal charity job: live Q&A highlights

How to land your ideal charity job: Join our live Q&A for expert advice on 19 June

Recruitment masterclass: How to create a game-changing hiring process

4 reasons charities miss out on top talent

Survey: Tell us what you think makes a great charity recruiter

What makes a 'wonderful workplace'?

Harris Hill 2017 Salary Survey: How does your salary compare?


Find Us
020 7820 7300
3rd Floor
89 Albert Embankment
United Kingdom
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert