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Safeguarding Coordinator

Employer
MS Society
Location
Office-based in London, N4 with flexibility to work remotely
Salary
£25,724.80 - £27,403.20 per annum (FTE £32,156 - £34,254)
Closing date
19 Apr 2024

Job Details

Safeguarding Coordinator (18 months fixed term contract)
Type: Part-time (28 hours a week). We’re flexible on how you work the 28 hours per week but please note the 28 hours need to cover Mondays – Fridays in order to provide the cover required for the role.
Location: Office-based in London, N4 with flexibility to work remotely
Salary: £25,724.80 - £27,403.20 per annum (FTE £32,156 - £34,254)
Salary Band: Band E1 

About us

We make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK. 

Our strategy is based on what people affected by MS have told us is important to them. It gives us a clear and determined focus.

Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.

Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive working environment where you'll be able to make a difference. 

About this job

This post is a fixed term contract initially for 18 months, working 28 hours over 5 days per week. We’re flexible on how you work the 28 hours per week but please note the 28 hours need to cover Mondays – Fridays in order to provide the cover required of the role.

Are you an experienced and enthusiastic Safeguarding professional with a strong interest in protecting adults at risk and children from within the wider Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Community?

Based within our Helpline Services team, you’ll have responsibility for:

responding to concerns reported by staff and volunteers leading the coordination of responding to safeguarding concerns dealing with safeguarding issues (as they arise) and liaising with statutory services as needed giving advice and support to colleagues and our volunteers in relation to safeguarding and disclosure checking working collaboratively with colleagues across the MS Society liaising with external safeguarding agencies embedding organisational safeguarding policies, procedures and practices. You’ll have experience of working in a safeguarding customer-facing environment within the Charity or Public Service sectors. You’ll have proficient administrative and IT skills with the ability to work accurately and consistently. You’ll ideally have had experience in supporting vulnerable people in person, over the phone and/or online. 

An understanding of safeguarding within the charity or public service sectors is essential. 

A satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check without barring list check will need to be obtained to undertake this role.

We recognise the significant and excellent contributions; experience; and skills our employees bring to the MS Society.

Working with external pay and reward consultants, we’re taking active steps this year to review our employees’ pay and benefits package. Ensuring we’re aligned with the most accurate and up-to-date benchmarks for the UK charity sector.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Friday 19 April 2024

Interested?

More information can be found by downloading the attached documents in 'supporting documents' and then to apply for this role, please submit the following:

  • an updated CV
  • a supporting statement indicating how you meet the essential criteria as set out in the person specification in the attached job description

Top Tip: you will need to save your Cover Letter, CV and Optional Equal Opps form as one document and upload this to the site.

More about our employee benefits:  
We have a wide range of employee benefits including (but not limited to): 

Encouraging work life balance

  • 38 days paid annual leave (including bank holidays), pro-rata for part-time
  • More annual leave entitlement, based on length of employment
  • Smart working options (with the opportunity to work remotely and find a smart working pattern that suits both you and us) 
  • Flexible working options 

Caring for you and your family 

  • Generous sick pay entitlement
  • More sick pay entitlement, based on length of employment 
  • Opportunity to buy and sell annual leave in each calendar year 
  • Free access to a GP virtually 24 hours a day/7 days a week allowing you unlimited advice, reassurance and where appropriate diagnosis 
  • Enhanced leave for new parents 
  • Free access to a confidential 24 hours a day/7 days a week helpline service for both you and your family with a specialist range of support and information
  • Special leave options (such as up to 5 days paid leave for domestic or personal emergencies a year)
  • 10 days paid disability leave a year, pro-rata for part-time 
  • 10 days paid carers’ leave a year, pro-rata for part-time 
  • New family-friendly benefits, including paid leave:
  • In the event of miscarriage or still birth 
  • To support fertility treatments
  • For antenatal appointments for both parents
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Death in service scheme 
  • Health cash plans to help offset the cost of health care for you and your family 

Thinking about your finances 

  • Enhanced salary sacrifice pension scheme
  • Discounted season ticket loan and interest-free emergency loans
  • Give as you earn to support other charities of your choice before tax
  • New employee portal including lifestyle savings vouchers and personal wellbeing  

Enriching your life at work

  • Personalised development plans with a wide range of training courses and opportunities to source additional training options with your line manager
  • Yearly internal apprenticeship opportunities  
  • New, modern offices that embrace working together both in-person and remotely 
  • Various opportunities to influence how we internally operate (including surveys, and focus and committee groups) 
  • Active and supportive internal employee networking groups for collaboration and peer support 
  • 2 days paid leave a year for volunteering for MS Society activities during normal working hours (such as fundraising events, or campaigning in the local community) 
  • 2 days paid leave a year for volunteering with other charities during normal

Equal Opportunities 
We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and or from ethnic minority backgrounds.

We’d be grateful if you downloaded and completed the equality and diversity monitoring form and submit it with your application. 

Disability Confident Employer 
We’re a Disability Confident Employer and we’re committed to promoting equality and diversity.

You can ask for reasonable adjustments as part of both our recruitment and new starter on-boarding processes.

If you need any help or adjustments to apply for this role, please contact us. You can also ask for the application materials to be sent to you in a different format. Such as for them to be sent to you by email or in a larger word format.

Safeguarding 
We’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone who uses our services and we come into contact with.

This is regardless of Gender, Race, Disability, Sexual orientation, Religion or belief, Pregnancy, Gender reassignment.

We recognise our particular responsibility to make sure vulnerable adults and children are protected.

We have measures in place to protect everyone we come into contact with from abuse and maltreatment of all kinds.

Your right to work in the UK 
You must have the right to work in the UK to work in paid employment with us. You’ll need to share documents showing you’re eligible to work in the UK if we offer you employment.

You can find the UK visas and permits granting you the right to work in the UK on the UK Government website. We currently don’t have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and aren’t able to support you with your visa applications.

No agencies please.

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