Deputy Head of Safeguarding

Employer
Safer London
Location
London / Agile Working
Salary
£46,940 rising to £56,820
Closing date
25 Feb 2024

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Safer London is looking for a Deputy Head of Safeguarding to join our Pan London team

Location: London / Agile working 

Contract: permanent, subject to funding 

Hours: 35 hours per week (please note as of 1st April 2024 Safer London will be moving to a 32 hour/4 day working week)

Starting salary: £46,940 rising to £56,820

As Safer London enters a dynamic new stage of development looking at the next phase of its organisational strategy, we have an exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced individual to join our dedicated team. We are currently seeking a Deputy Head of Safeguarding who will work with our Head of Safeguarding to ensure we have the highest standards of safeguarding of young Londoners and their families.

About you:  

Do you have the expertise and knowledge to help safeguard young Londoners who have been impacted by violence and exploitation? Do you have an understanding and curiosity about the diverse experiences and challenges young Londoners face? Are you committed to social justice, equity, and inclusion? Are you resilient?  If yes, then you could be who we are looking for.

About us:

Safer London is a charity working with young Londoners and families who are affected by violence and exploitation. We believe that when a child or young person comes to us, they are just that – a child or a young person: we don’t define them by the issue that has brought them to us. By working alongside young Londoners, their families, and peers in the places where they spend their time, we can create a safer London not just for them but for everyone.

About the role:  

In this impactful role, you will support the Head of Safeguarding in overseeing Safer London’s safeguarding policies, making sure they are being implemented effectively across practice, and thereby ensuring the highest standard of safeguarding of young Londoners and their families. You will work across practice teams to ensure safeguarding responsibilities are fully embedded in practice, delivering timely, effective, and consistent safeguarding responses. Please see attached Job Pack for a detailed job description and list of main duties and responsibilities.

What we offer:  

Safer London continually reviews its pay and offers a competitive benefits package to all employees, including the following benefits:

  • 4-day/32-hour work week from April 1st, 2024, with no impact on pay. This means that you will have a regular day off in the week with no impact on your pay.
  • Agile working: flexibility to work in different locations including from home, our office in Southwark and/or community locations (libraries/co-working spaces). 
  • Flexible Working: our Flexible Working Policy allows requests to work flexibly from the start of your employment
  • New modern offices
  • A contributory Pension Scheme 
  • Enhanced family leave
  • Reduced caseloads compared to statutory services.
  • Interest-free Season Ticket Loans
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free access to a confidential 24/7 helpline service with a specialist range of support and information.
  • Death in Service Benefit
  • Opportunities to develop and progress your career, including an extensive programme of learning courses.
  • Initial Annual Leave allowance of 28 days holiday, rising to 30 days after 3 years and 33 days after 5 years, plus bank holidays and other statutory holidays; part time employees receive a pro-rata entitlement. From April 1st, the annual leave benefit will be pro rata in line with a 32-hour working week.

Additional Information:

Safer London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect anyone who works and volunteers with us to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we will request a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check, as well as references covering the last five years, for the successful candidate. 

We encourage people from all sections of our community to apply for jobs with us. We particularly welcome disabled, male and LGBTQIA+ applicants because these communities are currently under-represented in our workforce. We know that to make London a safer place for the young people that live here we need a diverse range of perspectives, experience, and knowledge.

Sound good? Here’s how to apply:  

To apply for this role, complete the online Webrecruit application form which can also be accessed via the Safer London website: https://saferlondon.org.uk/join-the-team/ or for further information about this role and working for Safer London, please refer to the Job Pack.

Please make sure you find the Job Description on the left-hand side of the Webrecruit page after you click ‘Apply Now’ or find it on Safer London’s Website (www.saferlondon.org.uk).

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 will take place in person in Central London. We envisage interviews will take place the 14 & 15 Feb or 6 & 7 March where successfully shortlisted candidates will be invited to our recruitment event.

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.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, or experience any technical issues when trying to access and/or complete the online application form, please contact us at recruitment@saferlondon.org.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note that we don’t accept CVs.

Safer London is not a sponsoring organisation for foreign nationals, and you must be able to show proof that you have permission to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for this role.

Supporting Documents for Deputy Head of Safeguarding

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