Job Description

Safeguarding Officer

Location: MSSC HQ, 202 Lambeth Road, London, SE1 7JW – (flexible working three days per week)Contract: Full time, PermanentSalary: £34,000 Closing Date:  17th October 2021 Interviews: 2nd/3rd November 2021

(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.

We have an opportunity for a Safeguarding Officer to join our busy team. Seeking to aim high and strive for excellence in our practices to safeguard children, young people and vulnerable adults, as well as promoting the overall safety, safeguarding and welfare oaf all of our members. To support our work support this we have a number of ambitious plans and projects as we move forward, so this is an exciting time to join us!

We are seeking individuals who have experience of the voluntary youth or community sector and have direct practice experience of working with children & young people in a safeguarding context.  You will have experience and knowledge of statutory requirements and best practice guidance, relating to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. You will also have sound knowledge of the statutory guidance in relation to adults who hold a position of trust.

Our safeguarding team operates centrally in London where we are responsible for providing support, advice and guidance to our volunteers relating on all safeguarding matters across the UK. Our safeguarding Officers act as the lead professional in managing safeguarding casework in line with our policy, procedures and statutory requirement and best practice guidance.

Whilst this is a Monday- Friday full time position, a flexible approach to work and working patterns is a must, as is the ability to work effectively and respond appropriately in challenging circumstances.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Jane Sales, Head of Safeguarding on 020 7654 7022 or Stacey Attwater, Safeguarding Manager on 0207 654 7077

Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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

recruitment pack can be downloaded below which details more information on the role.

Recruitment Pack

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

We are a national charity helping to develop lifelong learning skills for the youths of today. With strong links to the maritime sector and Royal Navy. The charity uses the impact of being on the water to change their lives. Offering great flexible work and benefits. Benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, training opportunities and professional development. MSSC is at an exciting point in our development which sees us increasing our position to help more young people get a head start in life through life-changing nautical adventure.

We recognise our responsibilities to safeguard and protect the young people and vulnerable adults with whom we work. We do all we can to promote their health, safety and wellbeing, and we expect our staff to share this commitment and work in line with safeguarding policy, the MSSC’s values and ethos of inclusivity. We adhere to safer recruitment practices and therefore employment is subject to detailed pre-employment checks for successful candidates, including references and criminal disclosure checks and the completion of a disclosure questionnaire. All successful applicants are required to attend safeguarding training.​​