Job Description

With You have an exciting opportunity in our Liverpool service as a Safeguarding Manager, to contribute to the development of a fully integrated safeguarding culture. We’re looking for an experienced Qualified Social Worker, with exceptional leadership skills and expertise within safeguarding – if this sounds like you, we’d love to hear more.

Reporting into our newly appointed role of Head of Safeguarding, the post holder will be responsible for ensuring robust compliance within the service, including with external regulatory bodies and will work closely with colleagues in the Operations Leadership Team, sharing effective practice as required. You will be responsible for raising the standards of safeguarding practice we provide to our service users to ensure that they are safe, effective, and responsive to client needs and will work alongside colleagues to improve outcomes. You will be accountable for ensuring that safeguarding is always a priority and will be the subject matter expert within the service, providing them with support to deliver high-quality services. This is a truly hands on role, making a tangible difference to our services and those who access them.

You will be a compassionate and motivated Social Worker, with the ability to connect quickly with the people we support, treating them respectfully and with dignity and ensuring that they are at the heart of our organisation. We’re looking for demonstrable experience of leadership within safeguarding services, ideally within the substance misuse arena and within complex organisations. As a visible and inspirational leader, you will drive a culture of cohesion within your team. Fundamentally, we are looking for someone who is passionate about what we do, bringing a dynamic and proactive approach. We have exciting plans for the future – there’s never been a better time to join us!

A full job description and person specification is available on request.

As an organisation, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices and experiences of our staff. We know that representing the communities we serve is key to us meeting our goals of radically improving people’s lives. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring and we encourage people from underrepresented communities and backgrounds to apply to join our team, including people with lived experience, people with disabilities, people from racialised communities, LGBTQ+ people and armed forces veterans.

As part of our commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant we provide a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates that are veterans and meet all the essential criteria for a role. With You is also Disability Confident Committed and we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with a disability and meet all the essential criteria for a role.

If you have a disability, a learning difficulty such as dyslexia or a medical condition which you believe may affect your performance during any aspect of our selection process, we’ll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to perform at your best.


  • Competitive salary
  • Enhanced annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • 2 days paid volunteer leave per year
  • Auto-enrollment into We Are With You’s pension scheme
  • Access to a Blue Light Card – giving you great savings on big high-street and online brands
  • Flexible working opportunities and access to a range of services and resources to support you with your wellbeing

Essential Skills:

Please note that you must have current Social Worker England registration to be considered for this position.

About Company:

Everyone should feel comfortable getting the support they need for issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

At We Are With You we work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether. We give people support in a way that’s right for them either face to face in their local service, community or online.

We provide a free and confidential service without judgement to more than 100,000 people a year.

We use our expertise to improve the help available and raise awareness around drugs, alcohol and mental health so that more people can get support.

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