Job Description

The safeguarding team are looking for an enthusiastic and flexible team member with a passion for the safety of our young members, members and volunteers. They should have experience working in a high-pressure environment and managing a caseload of safeguarding allegations and concerns. They will be required to ensure the safeguarding of Girlguiding’s members by maintaining policies and procedures and working in partnership with statutory agencies. They will also be required to provide advice and guidance to the membership in all matters relating to safeguarding and therefore need to have an awareness of national safeguarding issues and trends.

The successful candidate must have experience in dealing with difficult situations, inclusion, prioritising and making tough decisions. They must also have professional experience in safeguarding, child protection and adults at risk, including legislation and guidance relating to these. They must also have experience in complex case management, excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate and build relationships with stakeholders at all levels.

About Girlguiding

This is a really exciting time to join Girlguiding. We have much to be proud of in our one hundred years of history, but we know that to remain vibrant and relevant to young people we must continually evolve.

We’ve begun a process of significant change: transforming the organisation so it can meet the challenges of the future by putting young people at the heart of our organisation. We’re on a mission to amplify the voices of girls and young women, so they can champion change in their own lives and the wider world; to build strong partnerships that can increase our reach and impact; and to increase the support we offer our amazing adult volunteers who deliver incredible experiences to young people across the UK every week.

Girlguiding values the differences that a diverse workforce brings and is committed to inclusivity, and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Girlguiding is proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, a member of the Business Disability Forum, and a member of Time to Change. While Girlguiding’s young members may be women only, our staff team is mixed gender. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Girlguiding operates a hybrid working arrangement where office based are staff are required to attend the office on average two days a week, or 40% of working time across the year. We’re committed though to supporting our staff to achieve a good work-life balance and offer flexible working options wherever we reasonably can. All staff are required to carry out our online health and safety training and complete a DSE risk assessment to ensure we can provide the support you require.

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