Job Type: Fixed Term or Permanent Full-time Contract.

Salary: £20,000 to £25,000 (Negotiable salary depending on skills and experience)

Full Time Hours: 40 per week

Line Manager: Head of Service and Safer Schools

We are at an exciting moment in the story of our growing company; with ambitious targets for our business, we are now seeking to hire a Safer Schools Content Officer on a fixed term contract.

Embedded in our Research and Content team you will be responsible for creating and shaping our Safer Schools content and safeguarding products. From creating new resources for our educational apps, online educational hubs and courses, to helping us develop new online safety products. You will also review and update existing content including classroom-based resources and lesson plans to ensure these are tailored to meet the needs of safeguarding professionals, teachers, parents, carers and young people.

This is a great opportunity for those with a safeguarding, educational or teaching (including newly qualified) background to develop their experience in this contemporary and specialist safeguarding area.

 

Who are INEQE?

INEQE Safeguarding Group is the largest independent Safeguarding Company in the UK and Ireland. Specialising in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the context of their lives, access to technology and use of social media.

Innovative and unique, INEQE is an ethical business formed in 2011 with a diverse staff team. With over 250 years combined experience, our culture is built upon a Safeguarding


The Successful Candidate:

You will need to be a self-motivated team player with stacks of enthusiasm and a genuine passion for what we do; help make people safer. You will be required to take the lead of projects of work and complete tasks to a high standard, delivering on strict timescales while ensuring creative content is age appropriate, contemporary, credible and relevant.


Responsibilities will include :

  • Initiating and creating schemes of work.
  • Leading, creating and delivering on key project objectives and tasks.
  • Researching, writing, reviewing and updating relevant content for Safer Schools and our new safeguarding products.
  • Excellent writing skills, with a keen eye for detail and an understanding of digital media.
  • Dependent upon experience, advising on best practice teaching resources.
  • Assisting in the development of classroom-based resources for Safer Schools.
  • Collaborating with our in-house, creative visual design, service, safeguarding, and development teams.
  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation and data protection.
  • Compliance with all relevant legislation and policies relating to data protection and confidentiality of information.
  • Delivery presentations and /or product demonstrations / webinars to targeted audiences.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, timescales and deadlines.
  • The effective prioritisation and organisation of work.
  • Maintenance of digital filing systems and performance of all general administrative tasks as appropriate.
  • Carry out any other duties required by the Head of Service and Safer Schools and / or the Directors.

Essential Requirements

  • Experience writing and creating engaging age-appropriate educational material and resources.
  • Highly creative and innovative.
  • Be able to work and thrive under pressure.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Can deliver to strict deadlines.
  • A self-motivated team player but happy to work on your own initiative.
  • Can effectively organise and prioritise work.
  • A high attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills (The company primarily uses Mac hardware and the Microsoft 365 suite).
  • You care about making people safer.

Desirable Requirements

  • Third Level Teaching or children’s /youthwork qualification.
  • Educational / Teaching background and or safeguarding experience.
  • Experience working with children or young people and / or Safeguarding experience in a paid or voluntary capacity e.g., in a charity, education or youthwork environment.
  • A good understanding of online platforms including gaming and social media platforms.
  • A contemporary understanding of Safeguarding in the context of the digital world.

Place of work

Ineqe Safeguarding Group, Ocean House, Edgewater Road Belfast, BT3 9JQ

Hours of Work

8 hours per day (a working day is 9.00am-5.00pm or other mutual arrangement – there will also be, on occasion, some additional hours including post 5pm and weekend duties to be agreed as required).

Equal Opportunities

INEQE Safeguarding Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

Access NI

Whilst a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to being appointed, as the successful candidate will be part of our ‘Safer Schools’ programme, you will be required to undergo and pass enhanced vetting through AccessNI.

The AccessNI Code of Practice can be found at:
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/publications/accessni-code-practice

Benefits

The following benefits are enjoyed by our permanent team members:

  • Company pension scheme.

  • Private health insurance (partners and children can join).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • A flexible approach to the working day.
  • Travel insurance (for staff required to travel for work).
  • Discretionary productivity bonus scheme.

  • Supplied with a range of equipment relevant to your role.
  • Life insurance for key staff.
  • Paid volunteering leave to work with a relevant charity.
  • Endless supply of tea, coffee and soft drinks.

  • On-site parking.

Safeguarding Commitment

INEQE Safeguarding Group are committed to ensuring that all children and young people are protected from harm and exploitation and can thrive and grow. This is especially so for children and young people who come into contact with our business.

Our culture is built upon a Safeguarding First approach in everything we do. As such, the company has a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse.

Our commitment extends to all staff, whether full or part-time and all associates, with whom the company engage from time to time.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and therefore all staff are required to adhere to this commitment and to strictly comply with our safeguarding and other relevant policies.

Any breach of this commitment will be treated as gross misconduct under our Code of Conduct.

Employees will be expected to:

  • Read and be familiar with our policies and procedures.
  • Be able to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse.
  • Know who you should make reports to if you have concerns about a child or young person.
  • To enable you fulfil these commitments, the Company will provide relevant training. This will include but is not limited to Level 1 Safeguarding.

Current Working Arrangements

The company are participating in the NI Smart: Asymptomatic Testing Programme with twice weekly Lateral Flow Testing made available for staff working in the office.

How to Apply

We will review candidates on a rolling basis, so the sooner the better!

To apply, applicants MUST complete ALL of the following steps. You will need to visit the jobs section on our website (failing to do so will mean you are unlikely to follow the correct procedure):

  • Send your current CV together with a covering letter explaining why you want to work at INEQE Safeguarding Group to [email protected].
  • All candidates MUST submit a copy of our Equal Opportunities monitoring Form, which can be found on our website under jobs. Name the file with your first and last names only and send separately to [email protected]. The monitoring form is used solely to complete our annual return for the Equality Commission. Staff involved in the selection process will not have access to them.
  • Applicants who do not comply with this may not be considered.
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