Deputy Head of Safeguarding

Safer London
Grade E starting at £46,940 pa (£28,164 pro rata)
Closing date
12 Sep 2022

Deputy Head of Safeguarding

Location: to be confirmed in liaison with the line manager

Reports to: Head of Safeguarding & Quality Practice

Contract: Permanent (subject to funding)

Hours of work: 21 hours per week

Salary: Grade E starting at £46,940 pa (£28,164 pro rata)

About Safer London

Safer London is a leading charity working with young Londoners and their families affected by violence and exploitation. We believe that all young Londoners can have a positive and productive future.

Whatever their history, when a child or young person comes to Safer London they are just that – a child or a young person. By working alongside young Londoners, their families and peers, as well as the places where they spend their time, we can create a safe London not just for them but for everyone.

About the role

The Deputy Head of Safeguarding will actively support the Head of Safeguarding & Quality Practice in ensuring that Safer London operates to the highest standards in safeguarding both children and adults.  The post holder will work across our practice teams to ensure safeguarding responsibilities and processes are fully embedded in practice, and that our staff and volunteers fully understand what safeguarding means and how their roles contribute to keeping this at the heart of all we do.


Core responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Acting as a champion of the organisation’s safeguarding policies and procedures and ensuring our staff and volunteers fully understand and are able to implement internal safeguarding processes.
  • Supporting all areas of our practice with any safeguarding matters.
  • Deputising for the Head of Safeguarding & Quality Practice as needed in leading the organisation’s response to Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews and similar processes.
  • Being the organisational lead for relevant policies and procedures. 
  • Assisting with the development and delivery of Safeguarding training for our Trustees, staff and volunteers.
  • Acting as a strategic representative of Safer London and supporting the delivery of organisational communications, events, training, workshops and seminars for key stakeholders, practitioners and young people when appropriate.

If you are committed and resilient, have a deep knowledge and understanding of all aspects of safeguarding children, young people and adults, and believe you have what it takes to help us to improve the safety of young Londoners and their families then please apply.

Additional Information

We’re committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect anyone who works and volunteers with us to share this commitment.

An enhanced DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) disclosure will be required for this role.

At Safer London we value diversity and we’re committed to creating an inclusive culture. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We know that in order to make London a safer place for the young people that live here, we need a diverse range of perspectives, experience and knowledge.

Safer London is an agile working organisation. This means employees are able to work from different locations, e.g. from home, our office premises and community locations such as libraries/co-working spaces.

Our Benefits Package

Safer London continually reviews its pay and offers generous benefits:

  • Safer London is an agile working organisation. This means you have flexibility to work across different locations e.g. from home, our current office premises (Southwark) and community locations (café/co-working spaces) when you are not delivering face to face work in the community. Our Flexible Working Policy allows requests from day 1.
  • Pension Scheme
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Mental Health Free Helpline
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Acting up, additional responsibilities and student supervisor roles provide opportunities to develop and progress your career. Recognised by additional pay.
  • Holiday Allowance - You will be entitled to 28 days holiday plus bank holidays and other statutory holidays, part time employees receive a pro-rata entitlement.
  • Annual leave linked to length of service - 3 years’ service 30 days and 5 years’ service 33 days, part time employees receive a pro-rata entitlement.

For more information, please see attached a Job Description at the bottom of the page. 

To apply, use the apply now button.

To apply please complete the online application and submit it by 18th September 2022. As part of the online application, you will be required to confirm you have read our Privacy and Cookie Policy and Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

As an agile working organisation, shortlisting will take place on a rolling basis and the closing date is subject to change at any time. Interviews are currently taking place via video conference.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process or if you experience any technical issues when trying to access and/or complete the application through the online portal, please contact us via the “Contact us” section of our website.

Please note we don’t accept CVs.

Safer London is not a sponsoring organization for foreign nationals and you must have permission to work in the UK in order to be considered for this role.

Supporting Documents for Deputy Head of Safeguarding

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