Part-time Safeguarding Officer – Whizz Kidz

Posted on: 25-01-2022 | Deadline: 18-02-2022

Job Description

PART TIME-PERMANENT / 21 HOURS PER WEEK (3 DAYS) / £30,000 PER ANNUM (PRO RATA) PLUS BENEFITS

Safeguarding Officer

LOCATION: Home based, with occasional travel to our Head Office in London and to services across the country.

Our mission is to transform the lives of disabled children and young people by providing the equipment, support and life skills they need, when they need them- giving them the chance to develop their full potential.

Since 1990, we have supported disabled children and young people’s independence by providing life-changing mobility equipment, such as lightweight manual and powered wheelchairs, and adapted trikes up to the age of 18.

We also offer young people opportunities to be independent, grow in confidence, learn skills and make friends through our activity programmes wheelchair skills training sessions and employability programme.

Whizz-Kidz works in England, Scotland and Wales. Our Head Office is in London, with clinical and service delivery colleagues based across the country. This is an exciting time to join Whizz-Kidz as we have a new and exciting strategy to deliver more services to more young wheelchair users across the UK.

We are looking for an experienced Safeguarding practitioner to take the lead on the day to day Safeguarding responsibilities for the organisation.

You will work with different teams across the organisation to ensure safe delivery of services and will be responsible for implementing any changes to policy and working practices. You will keep abreast of changes to policy and legislation and work with the Head of Safeguarding to develop and implement a new online and face to face training model for colleagues.

In depth knowledge and experience of Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults is essential.

To apply for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter to Jobs@whizz-kidz.org.uk outlining why you feel you are suitable for the role.

Closing Date: Friday 18th February 2022

Interviews: Friday 25th February 2022

For more information: https://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/charity/careers/safeguarding-officer

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