Job Description

Key information

Position: Safeguarding Officer
Contract: Permanent, 21 hours per week
Salary: £28,785 – £31,983 per annum (pro-rata for 21 hours)
Location: London Bridge
1km from London Bridge and Tower Hill tube stations
Application closing date: 14 Sep 2022
Interview date: TBC
Working environment: We are currently working with a hybrid working model, where there is the option of working from home combined with 4-12 days a month of working in the office.

About this role

At YoungMinds, we are leading the fight to make sure that all young people can get the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

As Safeguarding Officer, you will play a key part in helping to promote the safety and wellbeing of everyone who comes into contact with YoungMinds – whether that’s via our activist programme, our campaigns, individual and corporate fundraising, our parents helpline, social media, training and service design work or any of the charity’s other activities.

This role engages with colleagues across the organisation, at all levels, and will give you the opportunity to contribute to our ‘culture of care’ approach to safeguarding.

In conjunction with the Safeguarding Manager, you will raise and maintain safeguarding awareness throughout the organisation, guided by the priorities highlighted in the safeguarding action plan.

You will give support and advice to colleagues regarding appropriate safeguarding actions; taking responsibility for making referrals to statutory agencies where required.

About you

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:

  • experience of providing safeguarding support to professionals working with children and adults
  • experience of administration and systems management
  • an ability to confidently assess risk and make time sensitive decisions
  • an ability to deliver safeguarding training and advice to all levels within the organisation
  • good organisational skills and ability to demonstrate a flexible and positive approach
  • strong knowledge of current safeguarding and child/adult protection legislation, guidance and thresholds

We welcome applications from Black and Minoritised and LGBTQ+ groups as they are currently under-represented.

We hope that you would like to join us at a very exciting stage of our growth and development. You’ll be joining a bright, dynamic team who have a passion for supporting our ambitions.

And what’s better than enjoying your work in beautiful surroundings and within our offices which are just a stone’s throw from the historic Tower Bridge!

Safeguarding Officer job pack

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One of our values is: “We celebrate what makes you you – whoever you are, we welcome you and encourage you to be true to yourself”.

If you are excited about helping us to achieve our mission, passionate about working at an organisation that puts the lived experience of young people at the heart of everything we do and want to be part of our drive to become a truly anti-racist organisation we want to hear from you.

To apply, please fill in the application form – downloadable below – and send via email to

Download our application form

About YoungMinds

You’ll be part of a passionate, hardworking team that cares about the work they do and you’ll be part of making a real difference to the lives of children and young people. In addition to becoming part of the YoungMinds team, you’ll get:

  • 25 days paid holiday entitlement (plus Bank Holidays)
  • three days additional leave over Christmas and New Year
  • auto-enrolment onto pension scheme where YoungMinds will match your contribution up to five per cent
  • statutory benefits such as parental leave and sick pay
  • a wide range of other health, wellbeing and lifestyle benefits
  • a dedication to continued professional development, training and shared best practice

Find out more about working at YoungMinds

Our vision

  • A world where no young person feels alone with their mental health.

    We want to see a world where every young person who is struggling feels able to reach out, and has people and services around them who can really help.

More about who we are

  • Working at YoungMinds
  • Meet the team
  • Our vision and values

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