Safeguarding Practitioner

Closing date: Wednesday 17 August 2022 at 9am

Salary: £33,205 + £3,500 Location Allowance (LA) per year (rising to £34,950 + LA within your first year with us) and check out our great benefits!

Job type: Permanent

Hours: Full time - 35 hours per week

Location: HQ, London with hybrid working / and supporting flexible working

Application closing date: Wednesday 17 August 2022 at 9am

Role

This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. We have much to be proud of in our one hundred years of history, but we know that to remain vibrant and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.

We’ve begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people at the heart of our organisation. We’re on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week.

Girlguiding is recruiting a Safeguarding Practitioner reporting to the Safeguarding Operations Manager, Safeguarding Team, to work within our Membership Services Directorate.

The safeguarding team are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible team member with a passion for the safety of our members. They should have experience of working in a high-pressured environment and managing a caseload (preferably relating to safeguarding allegations and concerns). They will be required to ensure the safeguarding of Girlguiding’s members by maintaining policies and procedures and working in partnership with statutory agencies. They will also be required to provide advice and guidance to the membership in all matters relating to safeguarding and to be aware and reactive to International and National safeguarding issues. 

The successful candidate must have experience of dealing with difficult situations, safeguarding, knowledge of legislation affecting child/adult protection, inclusion along with the ability to prioritise and make tough decisions. You must also have experience of complex case management, excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate and build relationships with stakeholders at all levels.  

Due to the nature of the work, weekend and evening working will be required, at sites outside of London on occasion, for which time off in lieu will be taken.

Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change. While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

We’re committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.

How to apply

Read the application pack and send a CV, with declaration form, supporting statement, and diversity monitoring form. Return all documents to us at [email protected]

It is important that you submit all of the above documents with your CV, including the declaration form, supporting statement and diversity questionnaire. We will consider only those applications that include these completed documents.

We ask that you submit your CV and supporting information as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close vacancies at any time, when we have received sufficient applications. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to give feedback to those who are not shortlisted; however, we will, if required, provide feedback to those who have attended an interview.

Interviews will be held remotely.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our HR team by emailing [email protected] or calling us on 0207 592 1892.