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Safeguarding Assurance Adviser
Location: Flexible within UK (with regular travel)
Hours: 21 hours per week, part time (including participation in an out of hours rota)
Contract type: Permanent
Salary: Circa £24,000 per annum pro rata, dependent on experience
Can you use your previous experience of safeguarding vulnerable children to help ensure that we're protecting the people that use our services?
At the British Red Cross, we take the safeguarding of people at risk of abuse or harm very seriously. We are establishing a new Safeguarding Assurance team, which will provide standardised, high quality guidance and support to all of our people, as required (including out of hours). The team will work closely with senior management and other colleagues engaged in similar safeguarding and protection work to ensure that all safeguarding concerns are responded to effectively, recorded accurately, and actions arising from these concerns are completed in a timely and appropriate manner.
Meet the team
The new team of Safeguarding Assurance Advisers will provide expert safeguarding support and guidance to all UK directorates and ensure our safeguarding response is robust and compliant.
The advisers will support and mentor staff across the UK who provide local safeguarding guidance and support to our people on a voluntary basis; strengthening their role as local safeguarding 'champions'.
It's a complex and dynamic environment to work in and you'd be joining at a really exciting but challenging time, with a greater level of scrutiny of our safeguarding approach than ever before.
Who we're looking for
You will be an expert in directly safeguarding children and young people at risk of abuse and experienced working in line with an effective organisational safeguarding assurance approach. You will develop a portfolio of UK legislative knowledge in relation to safeguarding and will support diverse teams with their understanding across the UK. You will be working as part of a team of safeguarding experts and will be required to support and assist colleagues on a regular basis.
Key to your success in this role will be your sound organisational and planning skills, and ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in written communication.
The role location is flexible, however there will be a requirement for some travel within the UK. You will be expected to participate in an out of hours safeguarding guidance and support rota as required.
Closing date for applications is 23:59 on Tuesday 15th January 2019.Interviews will take place in London on Wednesday 23rd January 2019
Please note that we also have some part time opportunities for Safeguarding Assurance Advisers to join us. To find out more, please visit the below links:
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
A little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.
Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to be yourself at work, and feel you're in a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.
If driving is an essential requirement of the role, appropriate driver checks will be completed in line with current policy.
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).
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