Job Description

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 12 months

Hours: Full Time, 35 hours per week – part-time may be considered on a 4-day week basis

Closing Date: 23:59 on 31st January 2021

Salary: £80,000.00 to £100,000.00

Location: This role can be based from any of our UK-wide hubs.


The Trust is seeking an exceptional individual to be part of the Executive Committee, responsible for leading The Prince’s Trust to ensure its life-changing support is safely delivered to children, young people and young adults aged 11-30 across the UK


We have recently commissioned an organisation-wide safeguarding audit to enable us to gain a deeper understanding of current arrangements for safeguarding our beneficiary group and to highlight any opportunities to further strengthen our approach.


Ultimately responsible for leading a project board to review the key findings and recommendations of the audit report, you will define and drive an action plan as part of an overall safeguarding strategy providing support and appropriate challenge, where required at, all levels of the Trust.


You will need to have the relevant executive strategic experience, ideally with a blended safeguarding background in a statutory or hybrid environment. Possessing strong people leadership skills crucial in delivering positive change, and you will be able to demonstrate a wide cultural awareness of others, supporting our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy.


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We are open to flexible working patterns subject to overall objectives being met. The Trust is handling all enquiries through our Talent Acquisition Team and should you have any further questions, can be reached at You will be asked to provide a CV and supporting statement as part of your application.


Why we need an Interim Director of Safeguarding:

Last year, we helped more than 70,000 young people, with three in four young people on our programmes, move into work, education or training.

The young people we help face a range of challenges, such as unemployment, mental health issues or some have been in trouble with the law. Our job is to inspire and support young people, to help them reach their potential so that they can thrive and society can prosper.

We believe all young people should have the chance to succeed, and that young people are the key to a positive and prosperous future for all of us.


Perks for working at The Trust:

  • Great holiday package! 30 days annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays. Office closure the days between Christmas and New Year
  • Fantastic Family leave! Receive 13 weeks full pay and 13 weeks half pay for maternity and adoption leave. Receive 8 weeks full pay for paternity leave.
  • Flexible working! Where operationally possible, you can work hours to fit in with, school hours or care arrangements for example and you can also work from home.
  • Interest-free season ticket loans
  • Benefits platform! Everything from health and financial wellbeing support to discounts on your favourite restaurants, shops and cinemas
  • In-house learning platform! Develop your skills for your career and your role
  • The Trust will contribute 5%of your salary to the Trust Pension Scheme
  • You can volunteer for and/or attend events – music festivals, The Prince’s Trust Awards, active events etc.
  • Generous life assurance cover (4 x annual salary)


Here at The Prince’s Trust, we’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We want to be an organisation that’s representative of the communities we serve, which is why we strive for diversity of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and perspective. More importantly, creating an environment where everyone, from any background, can be themselves and do the best work of their lives is the right thing to do.

We’re a Stonewall Diversity Champion and we are an employer that is Disability Confident. Our staff, volunteers and young people are supported by PT CAN (our Cultural Awareness Network), PT NOW (Network of Women), PT DAWN (Disability & Wellbeing Network) and Pulse (LGBT Network). For more information, click here.

The Prince’s Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we undertake basic disclosure checks in accordance with the Codes of Practice for all roles within the Trust, and for our roles working directly with young people, at an enhanced level. Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude applicants.



We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a preferred supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We’ll be in touch directly if we need you!


Req ID: 669


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Date added:  18-Jan-2021