Unicef ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.
The Safeguarding Specialist will work side by side with our Head of Safeguarding to ensure that Unicef UK is delivering best practice in child safeguarding and that as an organisation we are sector-leading in all that we do.
The scope of the role will range from direct safeguarding implementation - including the delivery of training, undertaking risk assessments, responding to safeguarding cases/concerns - through to working in an advisory capacity for staff, associates and our partners. You will also engage with the wider sector and members across the Unicef global movement, to ensure that Unicef UK continues to be fully aligned with international policy and best practice.
Through this work, you will play a critical role in ensuring the Unicef UK continues to have a positive and life changing impact for children and create a safe and supportive environment for all children, staff, volunteers and stakeholders alike.
To succeed, you will need a demonstrable track record of working on child safeguarding - ideally this will include experience within the voluntary sector and across both domestic and international contexts. You should also have experience of effectively implementing robust safeguarding policies, procedures and processes, from training and risk management, through to advising and responding to safeguarding concerns and managing cases.