Full Time – Fixed Term or Permanent Contract.

Line Manager: Head of Service and Safer Schools

Salary: £20,000 – £25,000 Pro Rata (Depending on experience)

Full Time Hours: 16-24 hours per week – (It is an occupational requirement that the successful candidate must be available to work on Monday and Tuesday to meet business needs).

Due to growth within our business, we are now seeking to hire a Digital Content Officer on a fixed term or permanent contract to support our existing team (the role is available for a suitable candidate on a part-time basis).

Embedded into our Training and Content Team you will be responsible for the creation of contemporary, credible and relevant written safeguarding content. We believe content and context is key to what we do, and you will have responsibility for delivering the company style and tone to age-appropriate audiences. This includes children, young people, parents, carers, teachers and safeguarding professionals.

From engaging digital articles, blogs, app content and press releases to social media and marketing copy. You will help us shape and further develop our social media and marketing strategies while understanding the impact and success in engaging new and existing customers.

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 first’ approach in everything we do!

The Successful Candidate:

You will be an enthusiastic, self-motivated team player that thrives in a fast-paced, mission focused environment. A skilled writer with a high standard of written English, you will have a proven track record in creating concise and accurate content. Your reputation for creative thinking and a demonstrated ability to exercise strong editorial judgement while under pressure will be clearly evidenced. You will have a strong grasp and a contemporary understanding of the benefits, trends, risks and emerging threats to safeguarding children and young people in a digital world. Fused with a tangible passion for who we are and what we do; we help make people safer.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Writing contemporary and relevant online safety / safeguarding articles and age-appropriate content for our apps.
  • Creation and editing of scripts, multimedia presentations and podcasts.
  • Exercising strong editorial judgement, often while under pressure.
  • Creation and editing of engaging copy for email and marketing campaigns.
  • Support, refine and further develop our social media and marketing strategy.
  • Preparing, inputting and updating a content calendar.
  • Create and implement digital campaigns, engaging content and co-ordinating day to day activities across multiple digital platforms and apps.
  • Working collaboratively across multiple teams to support the mission of the company.
  • Contribute content to the ongoing development and maintenance of the company’s websites.
  • Compliance with all relevant legislation and policies relating to data protection and confidentiality of information.
  • 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 Content / or the Directors.

Essential Criteria Requirements:

  • Must be available to fulfil all hours on a Monday and Tuesday each week.
  • You care about making people safer.
  • Excellent writing skills, with a keen eye for detail and an understanding of digital media.
  • Be able to work and thrive under pressure.
  • Self-motivated, team player with a can-do attitude.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, timescales and deadlines.
  • A high attention to detail.
  • Strong computer skills (The company primarily uses Mac hardware and the Microsoft 365 suite).

Desirable Requirements

  • A proven track record in original writing
  • Safeguarding experience in a paid or voluntary capacity e.g. in a charity, education or youthwork environment.
  • Third level qualification in any discipline and or a minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a relevant field. e.g. journalism, education, safeguarding

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 schools programme, they 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.

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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