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£17,000 a year
Work Settings
Disability confident
Job type

Safeguarding Officer

As a proactive Safeguarding Officer, you will provide expert safeguarding advice and support across the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association. Assisting and enabling all Association staff and volunteers to ensure that any adults or children at risk of harm are provided with the support and care needed.

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circa. £34,000 per annum (FTE) circa. £17,000 per annum pro rata plus company benefits
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  • Safeguarding Officer Job Description
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In this role you will effectively engage with staff and volunteers at a local and national level. Working with external stakeholders and partners, you will influence compliance with safeguarding policies and procedures ensuring they are legally compliant and promote best practice.

You will consistently promote a high level of safeguarding awareness and related training across the Association, this will include keeping the Safeguarding Board and wider Association informed of safeguarding developments by maintaining a current up to date knowledge of current practice changes.

To maintain a high level of safeguarding awareness and related training, you will work collaboratively with the Association’s Learning and Development Team to design, develop and deliver safeguarding induction and training to various teams across the organisation.

A vital part of this role will be to maintain, review and implement safeguarding policies and procedures, and to support their adoption and development across the breadth of the Association. This role will include managing a risk register and relevant documentation to ensure compliance with our safeguarding policy and procedures.

The ability to travel across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland in line with the requirements of the role is essential.


What are we looking for?

An individual who is passionate about embedding safeguarding into everyday practice and working with staff and volunteers at all levels to ensure a consistent and effective approach.

Experience of working within a safeguarding framework, with an understanding of safeguarding and associated legislation.

You will need to have experience of providing safeguarding support to staff and volunteers who are working with adults and children who may be at risk of harm, their families, and carers.

Your key skills will include the ability to confidently assess risk and make time sensitive decisions, working on your own initiative and having a pragmatic approach to problem solving. Excellent communication skills are essential.

For full role responsibilities please view the job description.


What can we offer?

  • 28 days holiday, rising to 33 days after 5 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays
  • Access to UK Healthcare which includes reimbursement for dental appointments, eyecare, Health & Wellbeing screening and therapies
  • Life assurance
  • Confidential counselling helplines
  • Salary sacrifice schemes to include:
    • Cycle to work
    • Buy and sell annual leave
  • BenefitHub which offers lifestyle discounts and offers on everyday shopping
  • Enhanced pension scheme
  • Opportunities for training and personal development


How to apply

Please submit a supporting statement no longer than one side of A4 that demonstrates how you meet the following areas of the role.

  • Experience of working within a safeguarding framework, an understanding of safeguarding and associated legislation
  • Experience safeguarding support to staff and volunteers working with adults and children who may be at risk of harm, their families, and carers
  • Experience of high levels of systems management administration and maintaining confidential and sensitive records

Where experience is asked for, please give one example showing what you did and what it achieved. Where we require evidence of ability, please explain in your supporting statement either how you would approach that particular competency or give an example to support your suitability.

Alternative Applications

We are open to receiving applications via alternative methods, for example if you would like to apply via video or audio format, please send your recorded application, ensuring you cover the supporting statement aspect, to


About Us

The MND Association was founded in 1979. Our mission is to improve care and support for people with MND, their families and carers. We also fund and promote research that leads to new understanding and treatments and brings us closer to a cure for MND. The Association also campaigns and raises awareness so the needs of people with MND, and everyone who cares for them, are recognised, and addressed by wider society.

We operate a hybrid working environment, together with a high level of trust and performance driven culture, we give staff the freedom and flexibility to work in the best way for them, the Association and, most importantly, people with MND. We are open to discussing the possibility of variable hours, remote or home working, flexible start, and finish times etc.

We are committed to equality and value diversity. We are working hard to remove perceived and actual barriers to participation for people with and affected by MND, current and future staff, volunteers, and stakeholders.


Important Information

Please submit your application as soon as possible; due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the closing date once we have received sufficient applications.

Our selection process will be multi-stage; this may include video call screening, and competency-based interview/s.

We are committed to the Disability Confident scheme and as such, guarantee interviews for disabled applicants that meet the requirements of the role. Reasonable adjustments can be made as required.

All internal applicants must liaise with their line manager before applying.

We request that recruitment agencies do not contact us in relation to this role and do not accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies/ head-hunters.

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