London, Greater London
£35,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description


Whilst safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility, this role has direct oversight for the safeguarding of young people across the organisation as well as being the Designated Safeguarding Lead responsible for compliance with all safeguarding legislation.°

This role has the responsibility for ensuring the organisation has the appropriate frameworks, strategies and monitoring in place to assure the safeguarding of adults, children and young people and to support staff to implement the frameworks, strategies and associated procedures effectively.°

A key element of the role is to ensure that all concerns are escalated immediately according to policy and procedure to enable the appropriate action/s to be taken.

Within this role you will be the lead person responsible for the organisation’s approach to safeguarding. You will work closely with and be assisted by the organisation’s existing safeguarding team including two deputies across the programmes team.


FBB is one of the leading educational charities and youth brands in the UK. Established in 2014, we have undergone impressive growth in the past couple of years and are now at an exciting stage of our journey. We currently work with 1,400 students across 92 Secondary School programmes in Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Lancashire, Yorkshire, London, Kent and Essex. Alongside this, we have built strong partnerships with a host of brands such as Nike. In the next stage of our journey FBB aims to become the leading specialist charity for disengaged young people and the best place to work with young people in the UK.°

Young people are at the heart of everything we do. From decisions made at Senior Leadership and our Board, to how we design activations with partners to ensure young people get the most out of them. We’re working in a system that has been designed to limit the potential of many young people, and we know that to make real change, we need to work hard and differently. FBB can be fast-paced and intensive at times, but our focus on working culture and support is prioritised to ensure staff are in a position to ‘Go Beyond’ for young people.°

We place relationships at the heart of what we do. That’s not only about our work with young people, but equally important with our colleagues. We strive to do things differently at FBB. We don’t believe that work should be the thing you dread on a Sunday evening. If you’re keen to throw yourself into new environments and develop meaningful relationships with people from all walks of life, then FBB is the workplace for you.

We’re also BIG on learning. As a young and ambitious team, we are constantly finding the next opportunities to develop. We like to throw our hat in the ring for things we’ve never tried before.

FBB is a place where you can be introduced to multiple different aspects of work: our focus on cross-team collaboration means you'll have the opportunity to work on projects in Brand, Comms, Operations, Culture and Programmes. We also don’t mind the conventional stuff: there’s an FBB reading list, opportunities for reflection and external training budgets too!

FBB is recognised in the sector as innovative and thought-leading. We are always on the hunt for talented and ambitious people to join the team and contribute to our vision of becoming a leader in supporting young people to thrive and become the best versions of themselves.°


1. Lead on all aspects of Safeguarding across the organisation, staying fully informed of all current risks ensuring the programmes team, Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and Trustees are able to identify and respond as necessary.

2. Ensure all regulatory standards in relation to Safeguarding are maintained providing frontline staff, SLT and Trustees briefings on any changes or deviation to practice including the detail behind this change in safeguarding compliance.

3. Provide support and oversight of staff, volunteers and stakeholders with safeguarding responsibilities within the service provision to enable quality improvement in schools and services.

4. Identify any safeguarding risks, rating these in terms of severity and likelihood and taking any necessary action including liaising directly with the Chief Executive, Director of Programmes and Chair of Trustees where relevant and appropriate.°

5. Undertake site visits across our partner schools and attend any necessary stakeholder meetings.

6. Investigate any significant breach in compliance and safeguarding and report to the relevant statutory agency.

7. Produce an annual plan to manage safeguarding responsibilities with key outcomes.

8. Ensure that the service is compliant with policies, procedures, regulations and standards and monitor the compliance against these and update policies and procedures when there is any change in guidance or legislation.

9. Provide advice and guidance to Trustees, SLT and services on the requirements that FBB is obliged to and expected to meet in fulfilment of its statutory and social duty.

10. Provide advice and support on specific complex cases to managers and staff as and when required

11. Provide expert input to the Organisational Risk Register with regard to operational and safeguarding risks in schools services and across national programmes.

12. Support the Director of Programmes to put in place plans to meet statutory requirements and improve quality.° °

13. Liaise with external statutory partners and attend meetings as required providing expertise and support.

14. Keep abreast of regulatory compliance and national standards in the development of Safeguarding practice.

15. Support schools and services in ensuring they have the appropriate capacity, skills and expertise to meet statutory requirements in regard to Safeguarding.

16. Support the organisation in relation to identifying what training is required for the Board, SLT and the wider team


About you:

You will be committed to social change and supporting the most at risk young people in our schools
You will be someone who cares for their colleagues and  strives to get the best out of them

You will have excellent interpersonal skills, communication skills and emotional intelligence

You will have effective processes for managing multiple caseloads and projects

You will be a leader of Safeguarding by, professionally demonstrating, promoting and encouraging effective staff and student well-being at all times

And also consider applying if any of the following apply to you...

Have a background in education whether teaching or otherwise

Have experiences / qualifications in counselling/therapy Have a background in providing training / CPD for teams

Have experience developing strategy creatively and doing things differently

Have experience designing and/or delivering training sessions.

Professional Experience and Qualifications:

You will have evidence of recent experience of working within the field of Safeguarding
You will have evidence of appropriate professional development for the DSL role (minimum Level 3 training) You will have a detailed knowledge and understanding of safeguarding in relation to the education sector.


Deadline for the receipt of applications is 5pm on January 7th 2022. Please send:
Your CV that should include:

- Personal details including contact details and N.I number
- Education and training history
- Details of 2 referees including your current employer if applicable - A description of your employment history

A written application of no more than 1 side of A4 in minimum 11 point font on the following 3 areas:

1. Why are you passionate about supporting young people to achieve their goals both at school and in wider life?

2. Why do you want to do this job and work for FBB?
3. How do your skills and experience relate to the role advertised?


Please see job pack for further information.

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Refreshed on: 22 December 2021
Closed date: 06 January 2022
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