Job Description

Girls Not Brides is seeking an exceptional Safeguarding Manager for a 12-month maternity cover role, to lead on safeguarding processes across the organisation. This role is responsible for the strategic implementation and ongoing development of our safeguarding framework, providing safeguarding expertise for our staff and members and contributing to wider due diligence activities.

The successful candidate will have an impressive track record of working in safeguarding, preferably within the voluntary sector and across an international context.

Person Specification

  • Strong commitment to the rights and protection of young people and adults at risk.
  • Interest in working to prevent sexual exploitation and abuse and supporting survivors of sexual violence
  • Significant professional experience in a safeguarding role, including assessing a wide variety of safeguarding risks, managing safeguarding issues, and developing and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience plus extensive safeguarding training to designated safeguarding officer level.
  • In-depth knowledge of best practice in safeguarding including familiarity with Charity Commission guidance, international safeguarding standards and recent developments in the voluntary sector.
  • Highly developed relationship-building skills with the proven ability to influence others and successfully embed new ways of working across organisations.
  • Experience of designing and delivering engaging training for varied audiences.
  • Ability to securely and sensitively manage confidential information including designing relevant case management processes.
  • Skilled team worker with an inclusive and collaborative approach, in line with Girls Not Brides
  • Skilled decision-maker, able to think analytically, pragmatically and act with integrity.
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills and the ability to appraise options and adapt plans as required.
  • Ability to manage difficult conversations and emotionally demanding situations with sensitivity and compassion.
  • Highly organised with excellent information and database management skills.
  • Eagerness to maintain and develop knowledge and skills through regular training and professional development.
  • Excellent written and spoken English with an eye for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work flexibly and travel internationally, sometimes at short notice.

How to apply:

To apply, please send your CV and a brief cover letter letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria for this position to by 23:00 GMT on 30 November 2020 clearly stating “Safeguarding Manager and your name in the subject line.

First round video interviews will take place via Zoom at the beginning of December.

We regret that due to the large number of applications anticipated, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.