Alzheimer's Society
City of London, London
£31982 - £34925 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Safeguarding Team Leader

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

Position: Safeguarding Team Leader
Location: Flexible across England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary: £31,982 - £34,925 actual per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Closing date: 13 August 2020
Interview date: Wednesday 19 August 2020 (Virtual interview via Zoom)

About the role:

The Safeguarding Team Leader is a senior, specialised role within the Safeguarding and Quality Team and is responsible for leading the development, implementation and continual review of our safeguarding policies, procedures and assurance frameworks, ensuring that they are in line with legislation and recognised good practice as well as being aligned to the Dementia Connect Service model and the work of other directorates across the Society. The Safeguarding and Quality Team are part of the Operations directorate and have overall responsibility for three key areas of work: safeguarding, quality and operational learning.

The Safeguarding Team Leader will drive the continual improvement of safeguarding across the Society, working cross-directorate to bring key, senior people together to properly influence, manage and evaluate safeguarding mechanisms and to drive improvement in safeguarding across the Society.

They will be responsible for external horizon scanning, ensuring that the Society stays abreast of changes to legislation and good practice in the wider safeguarding arena as well as developing excellent, collaborative external relationships with key stakeholders (e.g. local authorities, charity commission) to ensure effective management of safeguarding incidents and complex/serious safeguarding concerns.

This is a national role and the successful applicant will be required to regularly travel across the country.

About you:

If you are passionate about improving the lives of people affected by dementia and have a background in safeguarding and/or the Mental Capacity Act, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for someone who has extensive knowledge of safeguarding and/or Mental Capacity Act legislation and experience in the practical application of legislation and good practice.

We are looking for someone who can be an influential member of the Safeguarding and Quality Wider Management Team, who is used to communicating with a variety of audiences including senior management. You should have a strong understanding of HR policy and procedure in a safeguarding context, and be able to use quality assurance and audit data to identify and challenge poor practice appropriately.

You will have experience of developing and managing workplans, an understanding of continual improvement activity and have experience of developing and embedding audit processes. You should also be able to demonstrate experience with using resources to improve safeguarding mechanisms, preferably in a health and/or social care organisation.

You will have experience of managing or matrix managing staff and/or volunteers, including their development and support and supervision, and be comfortable designing and delivering high quality, tailored safeguarding learning programmes.

We need someone who can excel as a subject matter specialist on safeguarding and the Mental Capacity Act; advising, identifying and enabling others to solve problems and to manage serious incidents as and when they arise, and also to deputise for the Safeguarding Manager when required.

You will need to be confident working on your own initiative as well as part of a geographically dispersed team, content to commit to some travel across the country and able use appropriate technology to engage and collaborate with colleagues remotely.

You may have experience of the following: Social Worker, Social Work, Social Care, Deputy Care Manager, Vulnerable People, Assistan
Posted on: 04 August 2020
Closed date: 13 August 2020
Job ref: 93742
Tags: Social Care/Development