Job Description

Marine Society and Sea Cadets are seeking to appoint a Safeguarding Officer to join our team working from home. You will join us on a full-time fixed permanent basis, and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £34,000 per annum.

Marine Society and Sea Cadets (MSSC) is a leading maritime charity in lifelong learning and personal development and is the governing charity of the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC), a civilian voluntary youth organisation engaging some 15,000 young people over 400 Sea Cadet Units, throughout the UK.  The SCC offers a wide range of youth opportunities with the same enduring objective – to give young people the best possible head start in life through nautical adventure and fun.

As our Safeguarding Officer you will provide professional advice and support on safeguarding matters to staff and volunteers, ensure as an organisation we are fully compliant in our safeguarding case management and statutory duty and responsibilities. Managing safeguarding casework in as well as liaising and meeting with external bodies, and occasionally delivering training.

Key responsibilities Safeguarding Officer include:

– Assess and manage safeguarding allegations against those involved in the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC) and concerns about the welfare of children engaged in SCC activities
– Respond appropriately to concerns affecting a child and their safety and welfare and take appropriate and timely action
– Support, guide and coach SCC volunteers to implement a local response to safeguarding concerns
– Make referrals to statutory agencies e.g. Local Authority Designated Officer, Police, Children’s Services, Social Care or equivalent across the UK (including DBS, PVGS)
– Attend strategy meetings, networking meetings, external meetings etc. as required
– Operate on call duties out of office hours on a rota basis
– Lead Officer on safeguarding enquiries, including writing enquiry report in preparation for enquiry meetings, supporting volunteers and enquiry officers in this process, reviewing outcome and decision making in conjunction with HoS/SM/Area Officers/LADO/Statutory agency
– Manage risk assessment processes following periods of suspension or allegations
– Direct long arm professional support to Youth Welfare Lead, volunteer positions

Our ideal Safeguarding Officer will:

– Educated to A-level standard or demonstrable equivalent work experience
– Understanding of safeguarding, child protection and work with children and young people
– Knowledge of voluntary youth work and understanding of the voluntary and community sector
– Experience of working with volunteers and a good understanding of how to ensure they are effectively managed and supported
– Experience of working in a role where safeguarding/child protection is a key element
– Track record of developing partnerships and relationships with a variety of partners and external authorities
– Experience of working with people at times of distress or conflict

In return as our Safeguarding Officer you will receive:

– Pension Scheme
– Life Insurance
– Private Medical Insurance
– Employee Assistance Programme
– season ticket loans
– Eye Care

Closing Date: 26th April 2021 Midday
Interviews: May 2021 (Virtual Interview)

If you feel you have the skills and experience to become our Safeguarding Officer then please click “apply” below – we’d love to hear from you!

Applications should consist of a CV and supporting statement. Without this, we sadly will be unable to consider your application for this role.