Senior Safeguarding Advisor, CARE International, London

Posted on: 15-07-2021 | Deadline: 25-07-2021

Job Description

Why work for us?

CARE International puts the well-being and safety of children, vulnerable adults and the communities we work with at the heart of our work. We continually strive to improve our safeguarding standards and the level of protection and support provided to those that benefit from, or work to provide, CARE’s programme. As CIUK’s new Senior Safeguarding Advisor, you will build on the progress CIUK has already made in achieving the highest levels of compliance with CARE’s global safeguarding policy, in particular within the area of safeguarding in programmes. You will be central to the design and delivery of safe programming funded by UK donors, working closely with over 30 UK-based programme staff and with CARE country offices and partners around the world.

About you

You will be a safeguarding specialist, preferably with a relevant degree in education, social work or social sciences, and with at least three years’ experience delivering safeguarding or related training. You will have sound technical knowledge of best practices in safeguarding, as well as direct experience in case management. You will have a passion and commitment to upholding the highest standards of safeguarding and protection for participants in humanitarian and development programming, as well as the staff that deliver those programmes, and will have experience working in multi-cultural teams in a complex international organisation. You will be committed to gender equality and diversity and working equitably in partnership with local actors.

About the role

The Senior Safeguarding Advisor’s overall objective will be to prevent and manage safeguarding and protection cases by ensuring ongoing compliance of safeguarding in the UK office, improving programme design and management from a PHSEA perspective.  The post holder will sit within the Programme Delivery Department and work closely with the Director of Programme Delivery, as well as with the HR team.  They will lead the CIUK safeguarding virtual team working closely with HR and reporting to the CEO. The post holder will also be part of the CARE-wide network of PSEA focal points and work closely with country offices and donors on case management.

About CARE

We are one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development charities. By 2030, CARE and our partners will support 200 million people from the most vulnerable and excluded communities to overcome poverty and social injustice.

We work in more than 90 countries around the world, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year. We put women and girls in the centre because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We believe strongly that business has an important role to play in creating opportunities and reducing barriers for people living in poverty and would like to invite you to be a part of making this change happen.


CARE International UK has a zero-tolerance approach to any abuse to, sexual harassment of or exploitation of, a vulnerable adult or child by any of our staff, representatives or partners. CARE International UK expects all staff to share this commitment through our Safeguarding Policy (link here) and our Code of Conduct (link here). They are responsible for ensuring they understand and work within the remit of these policies throughout their time at CARE International UK.

Safeguarding our beneficiaries is our top priority in everything we do, including recruitment. All offers of employment at CARE International UK are subject to satisfactory references.

CARE International UK participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (link here).  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from successful applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment.

– Appropriate criminal record checks (including a Bridger check, link here).

By submitting an application, the applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

Equality and Diversity

We are committed to Equality and value Diversity.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and particularly welcome applications from disabled people. We guarantee interviews to disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role (see person specification). If you require the candidate brief or need to submit your application in an alternative format, because of a disability, please do get in touch by sending an email to,

We also encourage people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds or LGBT+ to apply for roles at CARE International UK.

Please note that in compliance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006, all job offers at Care International UK are conditional on eligibility to work in the UK.


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