Job Description

We are currently looking for a Safeguarding Manager to join our vibrant and committed Migrant Help team, on a Permanent Contract.

The successful candidate will be an accountable and influential leader, have a demonstrable track record and expertise in implementing and auditing safeguarding policies and working practices, and be passionate about protecting our vulnerable clients.

As Safeguarding Manager, you will review and evaluate existing processes, provide training, leadership and expert professional advice on all aspects of safeguarding. The successful candidate will be responsible​ for line management​ of the members of the Safeguarding team, including completing supervisions, one to one meetingsand appraisals. As the role is varied and multi- functional​ in nature,there is​ requirement​ that​ the post​ holder will need to​ assess the changing​ business needs and re-prioritise work​ as required.

If you are an effective relationship builder, able to maintain self-discipline and integrity at all times, have experience of data analysis and report writing, are looking for an exciting role within an ever-growing, fast paced organisation, we’d love to hear from you!

As the Safeguarding Manager your duties would include:

  • Work closely with the Designated Safeguarding Leads and Officers across all contracts
  • Work collaboratively to continually strengthen the approach to safeguarding
  • Develop and maintain safeguarding strategies and quality standards
  • Work with the Designated Safeguarding Leads to audit safeguarding practice
  • Develop and improve appropriate escalation processes
  • Work with key external stakeholders
  • Support staff on safeguarding matters, offering clear direction and advice
  • Support the charity with HR safeguarding and safer recruitment practices
  • Review high level incidents
  • Take ownership of the Safeguarding Hub teams site
  • Ensure staff receive regular updates on any legislative or policy changes
  • Produce regular news items for staff on safeguarding


  • Embed the safeguarding principals throughout Migrant Help
  • Further reinforce safeguarding as a golden thread through Migrant Help
  • Lead on any lessons learned events
  • Explore data relating to safeguarding, identifying any trends or areas of concern

The experience and skills you need:

  • ​A demonstrable ability to communicate effectively both in writing and verbally, including well developed report writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent administrative and organisation skills, with great attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a timely fashion dealing with challenging and changing needs, reprioritising and delegating work as necessary
  • An understanding and observance of impartiality and confidentiality
  • Highly dedicated with a genuine interest in Migrant Help, its values and our clients

What else to expect:

  • Our Safeguarding team operate Monday to Friday with flexible hours
  • ​This is a home working role, but you may be required to travel for meetings on occasion

About Migrant Help:

Migrant Help is a leading charity that has been established for over 50 years and delivers a range of support and advice services to migrants across the UK. Our vision is for a global society that protects vulnerable migrants, treats them with respect and enables them to reach their full potential. 

We place a high value on employees in relation to the work that they do and the benefits the organisation offers, with an ethos of being a Great Place to Work. 

These are some of the benefits we offer:

• Flexibility and work life balance
• Enhanced family friendly provisions
• Additional holiday entitlements
• Perkbox benefits
• Non-contributory pension scheme. 

At Migrant Help, we foster a culture in which equality, diversity and inclusion are recognised, valued and encouraged. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, we match your skills with the needs of our organisation. As long as you share our values, vision and goals. We welcome applications from candidates regardless of their age, religion or belief, race, gender reassignment, disability, sexual orientation, sex, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

Migrant Help is committed to safeguarding those we provide a service to, applicants will have to undergo strict vetting procedures throughout different stages of the recruitment process.  

– This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

Therefore the applicant must:

• Be able to provide documents to show their right to work in the UK i.e. passport or other right to work documents such as work visa, settled status document, certificate of registration, naturalization as a British citizen, Biometric Residence Permit etc. 

• Provide full employment history for the previous 3 years and/or suitable documentation to cover any gaps in employment.

We encourage applications from disabled people by offering them an interview if they meet the minimum criteria for the job

See the Job Description for full person specification.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please click on the ‘use this link to apply’ button and complete the online application form attaching a copy of your CV and cover letter. 

Selection Criteria

Your application will be assessed against the job description and person specification, which can be found via the above link, we therefore recommend you review both before you apply.