Job Description

Location: Remote
Salary: £40,000 – £42,000 pa
Contract: Full Time; 40 hours a week- (9 AM to 6:00 PM)


We are looking to appoint a talented and experienced Safeguarding professional to lead our Safeguarding practice at Generation UK and Ireland. This is a remote role, though there will be many opportunities for in-person connection.
You will be the Designated Safeguarding Lead, responsible for managing and implementing our Safeguarding Policy, supported by a team of strong deputies. A critical part of this role is to build strong safeguarding awareness across the organisation for staff and learners. You will be responsible for training and developing staff on Safeguarding, and the key source of support, advice and expertise on this topic. You’ll manage all safeguarding referrals, including complex cases, working with external agencies where necessary. You’ll ensure all safeguarding activity is effectively evidenced, including documentation of all safeguarding records.
The role requires working across the UK and Ireland. Safeguarding in the UK is more heavily legislated than Ireland, though in principle safeguarding approaches across both countries are aligned. We are looking to appoint a candidate with strong safeguarding experience in the UK, who is interested in the opportunity to upskill on Safeguarding practice in Ireland as well.
As Safeguarding Lead, you will work across the organisation with a range of colleagues and stakeholders. You’ll sit at the heart of the Generation UK&I, in the Learning Team, and you will report to Mangala Nanda, the Chief Learning Officer. You will work very closely with colleagues within the Learning Team who deliver training and support for learners, including: your Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, instructors, mentors, employability coaches, and learning managers. You’ll also work with colleagues from different teams with Generation UK&I and external partners. Safeguarding is the most important thing we do, and in this role you will play a crucial role of ensuring the charity meets all its safeguarding responsibilities, while sustaining a strong safeguarding culture across the organisation.

Generation’s mission is to train, coach and support people into life-changing careers that would otherwise be inaccessible to them.
We are a UK registered charity, founded by McKinsey and Company, delivering tailored programmes to recruit, train and place unemployed people into work. Through our unique approach, we also solve a wide range of employer challenges—skilled talent shortages, poor job performance, lack of diversity, and high turnover.
Generation launched globally in 2015, and has grown quickly to become the world’s largest demand-led employment initiative. We have placed over 50,000 people into roles (all of whom have suffered some form of barrier to work), working with over 5,000 employer partners to date across 16 countries and 30 professions.
Generation UK&I is currently running training to employment programmes in the West Midlands, London, Manchester, Dublin, Leeds and Scotland. We run a range of tech bootcamps with partners including The Prince’s Trust, Amazon Web Services, Multiverse and Infinity Works, as well as programmes supporting people into healthcare, the Green sector and customer service roles. In addition, we provide lighter-touch career support for people looking to find work but who don’t have a specific profession in mind.
By joining Generation UK&I now, you will become part of an organisation which is determined to play its part in addressing both of these challenges for people in the UK and Ireland over the coming months and years.
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The role will cover these main areas of responsibility:

  • Champion safeguarding across Generation, sustaining a culture of strong and effective safeguarding across the organisation.
  • Ensure compliance of all relevant legislation and guidance in both the UK and Ireland.
  • In the UK: Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, Care Act 2014, Equality Act 2010, Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006, Gender Recognition Act 2004.
  • In Ireland: Safeguarding Vulnerable Persons at Risk of Abuse – National Policy and Procedures 2014
  • Manage all safeguarding concerns raised, including making referrals to social care, the Channel programme, or contacting the police where necessary
  • In cases where concerns or referrals raised do not meet the threshold for Adult Safeguarding, provide effective and timely signposting to other services, following up as needed with the learner to ensure that they are well supported
  • Provide training and development for staff so that they are clear on their safeguarding responsibilities and have the knowledge and skills to appropriately implement the Safeguarding policy
  • Lead on Safeguarding in the curriculum, ensuring that learners are clear about how Generation proactively safeguards them, including: developing adult appropriate sessions for learners on Prevent, Healthy Relationships, British Values, Online Sexual Abuse among others.
  • Raise awareness of safer working practices across Generation, including in the staff onboarding process.
  • Manage the Single Central Record, ensuring that Generation is effectively tracking and meeting its statutory duties
  • Developing quality assurance measures to enable continuous improvement and quality control of safeguarding practice throughout the delivery of the Generation programmes.

Here are the core attributes we think you’ll need to succeed in the role:

  • Passionate about the cause – you have a demonstrated interest and motivation to support those who need help.
  • A sensitive and thoughtful communicator. You have strong interpersonal skills, inspiring confidence and credibility from learners and colleagues alike.
  • Growth mindset – you’ll show a continued dedication to learning and development, with a willingness to continually improve your practice.
  • Detailed – you know how important record keeping is for this role

We think you’ll need the following skills and experience to succeed in the role:

  • Significant experience of managing and recording safeguarding concerns in an educational setting including:
  • Building trusting relationships with learners
  • Working and communicating effectively with relevant agencies
  • Implementing and encouraging effective safeguarding practice throughout a large team of people
  • Demonstrable evidence of developing and implementing strategies to help vulnerable adults, children and their families.
  • Experience in early help interventions, including Mental Health First Aid
  • Ability to respectfully challenge and correct safeguarding practice and behaviour
  • Ability to analyse and manage complex situations in multiple simultaneous workstreams in a calm, pragmatic manner
  • Experience of handling large amounts of sensitive data and upholding the principles of confidentiality
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with staff and other stakeholders

At Generation, we’re changing the lives of many individuals, and that in itself gets us out of bed! Here are a few other benefits you’ll experience working with the UK team:

  • Purpose and social impact in the heart of your work;
  • Opportunity to make your mark – you’ll have a lot of autonomy to bring the Generation blueprint to life in a way that makes sense for your region;
  • Opportunity to get involved with a range of activities and varied projects – we’re a small team, so there are lots of opportunities to get involved in projects across the whole organisation;
  • Performance-related bonus to reward output achievement;
  • We offer Flexible and remote working to accommodate everyone’s preferred working pattern/preferences and unique needs.;
  • WFH set up offer of support of £300 to help you make your working-from-home setup comfortable and efficient;
  • Professional Development is a priority for Generation and employees and you can access to up to £1,000 towards your learning & development per year. This support is accompanied by up to 5 days of training days/ study leave per year to enable your development activities.

A fair chance
Every role at Generation is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone; regardless of race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well, you.
We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become. More than just encouraging your application, we’re committed to conscious inclusion that (we hope) cultivates an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. We go further together. It’s this philosophy that drives us towards our mission. We open our doors to those who share this mindset.
We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates from marginalised groups. We will assess applications on a rolling basis and close this posting as soon as we have found the right candidate. We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £40,000.00-£42,000.00 per year

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