Rugby, Warwickshire
£25,000 - £35,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

“No words can express my gratitude for what you did for me that day. I don’t think I’d be here now without the air ambulance. I know I was in a critical situation. I don’t have words enough to thank you” [Andre, TAAS patient]

The Air Ambulance Service has one simple objective, to save lives. Contrary to general belief, the organisation is not government funded and provides two very important functions, Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and The Children’s Air Ambulance. The Air Ambulance Service is at the forefront of innovative clinical care, and relies almost entirely on it’s hugely dedicated team of colleagues, volunteers and the general public.

Here at Charity Horizons, we are delighted to be supporting this essential charity in their search for a Safeguarding Manager. Reporting into the Head of Volunteering, and working very closely with the Director of Clinical Operations, this is a vital management role that will require influence and involvement at a senior level within the organisation.

Working closely with colleagues, this role will involve the creation and shaping a set of strategic objectives to support the ambitions of this life - saving organisation. As Safeguarding Manager, you will join a team leading on exciting growth, challenge and change as the organisation expands the National Children’s Air Ambulance Service and extends the HEMS provision. You will become the subject matter expert within safeguarding and, with the support of colleagues, will be responsible for embedding a strong safeguarding culture across the organisation, ensuring every staff member and volunteer understands the role they play in achieving this.

To be considered for this role you should come to us with some knowledge of UK Safeguarding legislation, both in theory and practice. With a demonstrable ability to influence and engage at all levels, you should be known for your strong skills within stakeholder engagement and relationship development. You should be confident in understanding and interpreting complex information and have an ability to distribute this in a suitable manner to suit a variety of audiences. We are happy to consider applications from both established Safeguarding Managers, as well as any individuals who have perhaps taken a lead on safeguarding as part of a wider role and are looking to progress within this field. An aptitude to learn and grow within the organisation is must and we are looking for people with a keen interest and commitment to safeguarding, and a passion for the fantastic work of this incredible charity.

This role provides an opportunity to join an organisation in an invaluable capacity that will, quite simply, support the ambitions of the charity enabling more lives to be saved. The role is predominantly home-based, but will require the successful applicant to travel regularly to offices in Rugby. The salary bracket is £25,000 - £35,000 and will be determined depending on experience. 

To register your interest, or find out more, please contact either Charlie or Leanne at Charity Horizons. The recruitment for this role is ongoing and the position will close when a sufficient number of suitable applicants have applied – early application is therefore advisable!

Charity Horizons is an equal opportunities employer and as such actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from all suitable candidates irrespective of age, disability, hidden disability, race or national origin, religion or belief, gender, gender expression, political view, sexual orientation, medical condition, and pregnancy.

Refreshed on: 14 November 2020
Closed date: 04 December 2020
Job ref: CH1002
Tags: Governance