The job of a Save the Children UK’s Project Manager - Strengthening Safeguarding is intellectually stimulating and rewarding.
- Are you a successful Executive Assistant, Coordinator or Project Manager?
- Do you have demonstrable experience of delivering organisational projects efficiently and effectively?
- Are you passionate about Safeguarding and/or Child Protection?
- Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn't just survive but thrives and can go on to change the world – and of inspiring and leading others to do the same?
If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!
To avoid disappointment, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. This is to ensure that we can manage application levels whilst maintaining a positive candidate experience. Unfortunately once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications.
Save the Children UK believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.
Reporting directly to the Director of Safeguarding, you will be responsible for working closely with the Director to drive the implementation of the ‘Strengthening Safeguarding’ programme.
This will include developing detailed project plans to guide the organisation to meet our ambitious targets on Safeguarding and providing guidance to each Safeguarding Lead (within each functional area) on developing their own Safeguarding action plans
This role will also be responsible for the development and delivery of a package of communications approaches and tools, designed to increase understanding and engagement with Safeguarding principles, the survivor-focused approach, and to contribute towards a safer culture for all.
The Project Manager will also help to maintain efficient, secure and practical filing systems for tracking case management information and related administration, for example moving the information related to cases from the existing location to an integrated case management system (CLUE).
This is an exciting time to join the Safeguarding Team at Save the Children UK. There is ample opportunity to innovate, improve and strengthen our Safeguarding systems, within a culture that embraces critically reflective practice, explores new ways of achieving best outcomes and places the work of safeguarding at the heart of the organisation’s operations and strategic vision.
The Safeguarding Transformation Project Manager will join the Safeguarding team at a critical time. We are currently undergoing an exciting ‘Strengthening Safeguarding’ programme, and we’re looking for a proactive, detail-oriented individual to support the delivery of this work across Save the Children UK.
As a rights-based organisation, we are committed to anti-racism and actively opposed systemic oppression of any form. You will support our commitment to celebrate diversity, challenge inequality, and build an inclusive environment for every one of our employees so we can better represent the children we protect.
The Project Manager - Strengthening Safeguarding key duties will be to:
- Keep the ‘Strengthening Safeguarding’ programme on track; including developing detailed project plans to guide the Safeguarding team to achieve their ambitious targets, and revising based on changing needs and requirements
- Monitoring the performance of different teams against their Safeguarding targets, to ensure timely delivery
- Develop and deliver an effective programme of communications and events, designed to increase understanding of, and engagement with, Safeguarding
- Compiling and submitting project status reports to the Director of Safeguarding, senior management, and other stakeholders
- Attending key project meetings, taking accurate, concise actions, and following up swiftly with key stakeholders
- Support the Safeguarding Advisors with accurate, confidential filing related to Safeguarding concerns and cases, always maintaining strict confidentiality
- Working effectively with relevant stakeholders for efficient project implementation
- Build and manage key relationships across Save the Children UK, particularly with the Safeguarding Leads embedded within each division and/or team, and supporting them to achieve their targets
- Carry out the responsibilities of the role in a way that reflects Save the Children's safeguarding commitments in accordance with our Safeguarding Policy
- Other tasks as determined by the Director of Safeguarding from time to time
You must have knowledge and skills in all of the following:
- Successful prior experience working in an Executive Assistant, Coordinator or Project Manager role
- Interest in Safeguarding and/or Child Protection
- Demonstrable experience of delivering organisational projects efficiently and effectively
- Exceptional Excel skills to generate and analyse reports
- Experience of accurately and methodically organising and storing data for easy retrieval in an ordered way
- Demonstrable experience working with and coordinating diverse groups of staff, volunteers, and other groups
- An understanding of and commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion
You must have abilities in all of the following:
- Ability to hold others accountable for their commitment to Safeguarding actions within the Strengthening Safeguarding programme
- Ability to influence and challenge others constructively – particularly those more senior than yourself
- Ability to chair meetings confidently and effectively
- Ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced quickly changing environment
- Ability to proactively problem-solve with strong decision-making skills
- Ability to both verbally and in writing to high a level
- Ability to both follow guidelines as well as work independently, producing high quality work at pace
- A demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and their practical application and integration in the work environment
- A commitment to Save the Children UK’s aims and core values of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity, and integrity
Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds.