Job Description

Full Time
Opening Date:Tuesday 30 March 2021
Closing Date:Monday 26 April 2021
Interviews:Thursday 6 May 2021 (Peterborough Office)

Are you passionate about international development, safeguarding and wellbeing?

Do you want to use your skills to support sustainable programmes helping marginalised people in Asia and Africa, creating a safe space for our staff, volunteers and the communities in which we work?

The Leprosy Mission is the world’s largest leprosy-focused organisation, a pioneer in our field, with 140 years’ experience tackling this ancient disease. As a leading international Christian development organisation, The Leprosy Mission England and Wales (TLMEW) works in 10 countries across Africa and Asia to defeat leprosy and transform lives. We raise funds, promote research and innovation, and support our partners to strengthen health systems, provide life changing health care services, skills training and opportunities for those who have been excluded and rejected by society.

You will have a passion for safeguarding, be self-motivated with excellent cross-cultural communication skills and a keen desire to proactively influence and coach others. You will have experience of working with children or vulnerable adults with direct responsibility for safeguarding or have worked in the field of mental health, preferably in an INGO setting. In addition, you will have a relevant degree or professional qualification in either Human Resource Management, Development, Global Health, Mental Health, Education, Child Development or equivalent work experience.

Along with other members of the Programmes Team and Country Leaders, you will be responsible for the safeguarding aspects of UK-funded programmes, supporting the capacity development of overseas partners. In addition, you will champion TLMEW’s work on Safeguarding / Inner Wellbeing and engage in external INGO safeguarding forums. You will be required to travel overseas for up to 12 weeks per year, to undertake capacity building training and provide advice to field partners. The successful candidate will be required to undertake a basic DBS.

TLMEW has a zero-tolerance policy towards any abuse, neglect and exploitation of all people. Successful candidates are expected to understand, sign and comply with all organisational policies, including the Global Safeguarding Code of Conduct and the Global Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy. Recruitment to roles within TLMEW includes, in particular, criminal record checks and the collection of relevant references. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from joining us as an employee; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences.

TLMEW is an explicitly Christian charity, empathy with the Christian ethos of the organisation is essential. We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from appropriately qualified people from all sections of the community. Qualified people from BAME backgrounds or living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.