Safeguarding Support Assistant

Closing date: Thursday 29 July 2021 at 9am

Salary: £24,700 + £3,500 Location Allowance per year 

Job type: Fixed term contract until 31 December 2021

Hours: Full time

Location: HQ, London

Application closing date: Thursday 29 July 2021 at 9am


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 have 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 are 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.

The safeguarding team are looking for an enthusiastic team member with experience of working in a high-pressured environment, managing challenging conversations and has a passion for the safety of our members. They will be required to support the safeguarding of children and adults involved with Girlguiding by operating an initial triage service and providing tailored responses to our members and external agencies. This will also include working together with the Safeguarding Practitioners who are responsible for case management and safeguarding decision making.

The successful candidate will be required to provide a high level of administrative support, advice and guidance to the membership in all matters relating to safeguarding. They must have 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 are committed to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. Girlguiding is a COVID secure employer, providing support for all employees during the current pandemic. 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]

A diverse workforce is important to us, and for this reason, we request that you complete our diversity monitoring form, which is kept entirely separate from the recruitment process

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.

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.

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 during the pandemic.

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