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Head of Safeguarding

London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£38,419 - £44,000 per year
Job description

The King’s Trust International (formerly Prince's Trust International) has been supporting young people worldwide since 2015. Founded by HM The King, our Royal Founding President, to tackle the global crisis of youth unemployment, our vision is that every young person should have the chance to succeed, and our mission is to empower young people to learn, earn and thrive.

Our programmes and interventions are now present in 20 countries within the Commonwealth and beyond, across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Middle East. 

We are committed to amplifying the voices of young people on the global stage and putting their needs at the very heart of the design and delivery of our work. This complements global efforts to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly those relating to quality education and decent work.

King’s Trust International (KTI) is committed to representing, at all levels, the global communities, and young people that we serve.

The Role

Harm towards children and young people is a global issue, and can include physical and emotional abuse, neglect and exploitation, sexual abuse and other forms of gender-based violence. We recognise that the impact of experiencing such harm has significant and long-term consequences that can create barriers to an individual reaching their full potential.

This is an exciting opportunity to support a global network of up to 40 partners in strengthening and developing their safeguarding practices and embed our global framework, supporting KTI and our partner organisations to meet institutional contractual requirements.

In this key role, you will lead and implement the safeguarding strategy, working closely with the Director of Delivery and Impact and with the Senior Leadership Team providing advice and updates regarding safeguarding and risk management to our Board, various committees, and teams. You will work closely across functions but particularly within the programmes team, supporting the safer programming of our young people across 20 countries via a network of in-country delivery partners. This year we are launching our Partner Portal which will include safeguarding training and development in addition to the partner training already provided, your knowledge will be crucial as you work closely with our Digital and Design and Impact teams in the development and implementation of this training.

About you

You will have extensive experience of supporting organisations to deliver safe and impactful programmes, having developed the systems process and frameworks to support this. You will be a strong communicator with the ability to adapt your communication style to diverse audiences both in the UK and internationally, with the ability to produce and deliver engaging and culturally relevant training. A team player, you will work well across teams with a proactive and solutions focused attitude. Strong written skills are key, and you will be confident in the production and writing of necessary reports for both senior colleagues, external stakeholders, and programmes teams.

Perks for working at The King's Trust International:

  • Great holiday package. 30 days annual leave entitlement, plus public holidays. Office closure the days between Christmas and New Year
  • Fantastic Family leave. Receive 13 weeks full pay and 13 weeks half pay for maternity and adoption leave and pro rata entitlement for shared parental leave. Receive 8 weeks full pay for paternity leave.
  • Flexible and agile working. Where operationally possible, you can work your hours that support a work-life balance including compressed hours and hybrid-working (part office - part home based) or working from home options.
  • Benefits platform. Everything from health and financial wellbeing support to discounts on your favourite restaurants, shops and cinemas
  • A free employee assistance programme (EAP) to support your mental wellbeing.
  • PTI will contribute 5% of your salary to the workplace Pension Scheme
  • Generous life assurance cover (4 x annual salary)
  • In-house and external training opportunities available throughout the year

The King's Trust International is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of this commitment, we undertake basic disclosure checks (or international equivalents) in accordance with the Codes of Practice for all roles within Prince’s Trust International, and for our roles working directly with young people, at an enhanced level. Having a criminal record will not automatically exclude applicants.

In further support of a Safeguarding First approach we are signatories to the Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. The Scheme facilitates the sharing of misconduct data between employers. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her/their understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to equitable work practices and believe in building a diverse organisation that is representative of and responsive to the needs of our young people and stakeholders. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, Mixed and other Ethnic candidates which are currently under-represented throughout Prince’s Trust International. As a disability confident employer, we will interview applicants that meet the essential criteria who have declared a disability. Please let us know if you need any adjustments at the interview stage.

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The Prince's Trust View profile Company size Size: More than 1000
Posted on: 17 May 2024
Closed date: 02 June 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Human Resources, Governance