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Up to £24,555 a year
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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Safeguarding & DBS Officer to join our team. You will join us working 22.5 hours per week, on a 6-month fixed term contract basis and will be based from home. In return you will receive a salary of up to £24,554.51 per annum plus excellent benefits.

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity with a nationwide network of adoption and homing centres, volunteer-run branches and charity shops. During 2021, we helped 137,000 cats and kittens. That’s the equivalent of around 375 cats a day!

The Safeguarding Team at Cats Protection is an essential part of the People & Engagement Directorate, and works closely with colleagues in HR, Volunteering, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Learning & Development and Resourcing. We are responsible for responding to concerns, providing timely advice and guidance, and promoting continuous improvement in safeguarding practice throughout the charity. Through a person-centred approach that engages effectively with external statutory and regulatory agencies we play a vital role in ensuring that everyone who works, volunteers or comes into contact with Cats Protection has a safe and positive experience.

Responsibilities of our Safeguarding & DBS Officer:

The Safeguarding & DBS Officer will act as the first point of contact for safeguarding concerns, support safer recruitment through management and coordination of DBS applications and play a key role in ensuring that employees, volunteers and those we come into contact with have a safe and positive experience. They will be supported by the Head of Safeguarding in leading and managing safeguarding practice at Cats Protection.

  • What we’re looking for in our Safeguarding Officer:
  • Extensive experience in child protection and safeguarding
  • Experience of managing DBS application processes
  • Experience of managing Disclosure Scotland & Access NI criminal record check processes
  • Understanding of adult safeguarding and the Mental Capacity Act
  • Understanding of safer recruitment approaches including legislation regarding criminal record checks
  • A commitment to person-centred safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk
  • Willingness to participate in further training and development opportunities
  • Experience of planning and prioritising workload
  • Confident in developing and delivering training
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders

What we can offer you:

  • salary of up to £24,554.51 per annum
  • generous annual leave entitlement
  • contribution pension scheme
  • life assurance scheme
  • range of health benefits including private medical insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • and more

Join us as our Safeguarding & DBS Officer and know you are helping to make a real difference to cats and kittens across the UK!

Closing date: 10 April 2023

Interview date: 19 and 21 April 2023

Applications may close before the deadline, so please apply early to avoid disappointment. Please note, applications received after the closing date may not be responded to.

Please email if you require any adjustments to be made for you to complete your application or to participate in the recruitment journey.

Source:Safeguarding Officer Jobs – 2023 |