Pimlico, Greater London
£41,000 - £45,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

QCT’s vision is a world where young people are equal partners in driving change. QCT’s mission is to champion, fund and connect young leaders in the Commonwealth who are working hard to change the world. QCT shares their stories, gives them a platform to amplify their ideas and, together with the young people it works alongside, inspires others all around the world to join in. QCT is slowly building a network of young people around the world. Members of the network will help inform the direction of the organisation in future and will work with staff more closely as time goes on. Given the vision, collaboration is essential at QCT. Staff and Board members work together with purpose, entirely aligned behind the mission. Integrity, respect, optimism and responsiveness, alongside collaboration, are the values that run throughout the work of the organisation. QCT looks to all colleagues to live these values every day.

This newly-created role will be responsible for the strategic development of QCT’s safeguarding framework, the effective implementation of our safeguarding policies and processes, and providing safeguarding expertise and tools for our partners, staff, trustees and volunteers. This role will play a key role in embedding optimal safeguarding practices deeply within our organisational day-to-day activities. The ideal candidate will have an excellent track record of working in safeguarding in international contexts including the developing world, and experience of remotely supporting small partner organisations. The Safeguarding Manager will play an integral role in helping to keep people safe and to ensure that QCT continues to be fully aligned with international policy and good practice.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Safeguarding training and capability building – to act as a safeguarding subject matter expert to provide advice and guidance to those are recipients of QCT funds, or the QCT Champion and Connect offer, as well as staff, trustees and third parties.
  • Revise and improve existing safeguarding policies, systems and process and ensure fit-for-purpose to enable effective prevention of, response to, and learning from safeguarding incidents
  • Safeguarding due diligence policies and processes, of partner organisations, as well as for those that QCT funds or supports directly
  • Digital safeguarding due diligence policies, systems and processes
  • Safeguarding monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Safeguarding communications and tools for partners and supported projects to make best practice in safeguarding accessible and to share learnings.
  • Development and maintenance of up-to-date knowledge of current regulatory requirements, plus a framework to ensure the charity is compliant with all legislative requirements
  • Represent the organisation at security and safeguarding training, events and regulatory updates
  • Maintain safeguarding incidents and near-miss register
  • Safeguarding Investigations
  • Develop safeguarding investigative process, including identification of appropriate networks and the mapping of regulatory and relevant support services in-country.


For more information on the role, please read the job description.

Additional Information:

Standard working hours are 9:00 to 17:00 although flexibility is required in order to ensure core objectives are achieved.  Some international travel may be required.

This is a full-time role, although part-time applicants will be considered.

It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS check (or international equivalent) will be undertaken for the successful candidate.

To apply, please submit:

  • A covering letter of no more than two pages in length, showing evidence of your experience outlined in the job description
  • A CV detailing your relevant experience and skills


Posted on:                             Tuesday 7th January 2020

Closing date:                         12.00 on Monday 27th January

First Interviews:                    Thursday 6th February

Second Interviews:               Week beginning 10th February

More about The Queen's Commonwealth Trust
The Queen's Commonwealth Trust

We champion, fund and connect young leaders who are working hard to change the world.

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Refreshed on: 17 January 2020
Closed date: 27 January 2020
Tags: Business Development, Governance

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