Full Time, Part Time, Permanent

Line Manager: Senior Professional Advisor

Salary: £26,000 – £35,000 per year

We are seeking to appoint a Safeguarding Advisor to support our Senior Professional Advisor. The successful candidate will provide support and guidance on safeguarding and related issues across the organisation, including the development of specialist audits and sector specific self-assessments. Whilst the primary focus would be on safeguarding children and young people, this role will also help us develop our approach to safeguarding adults at risk.

The successful candidate will be a committed safeguarding professional with a proven track record that reflects practical experience, an appetite to ask questions and an ability to respectfully challenge.

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 Role

The successful candidate will be professionally supervised and supported by our Senior Professional Safeguarding Advisor and line managed on a day-to-day basis by the Director of Operations. The role will involve some travel (subject to government guidelines) and duties will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Developing and maintaining a contemporary insight into current and emerging safeguarding trends and an up to date understanding of relevant statutory guidance and sector specific good practice.

  • Implementing safeguarding due diligence procedures with partners and client organisations.

  • Support internal induction and onboarding procedures.

  • Supporting our current Safeguarding Team, including developing specialist audits and sector specific self-assessments.

  • Maintaining and developing our network of safeguarding ambassadors.

  • Delivering and advising on our bespoke training (internal and external).

  • Providing general administration support, for example, supporting HR with safer recruitment processes.

Essential Criteria Requirements:

  • Be highly motivated, with a person-centred approach reflecting excellent communication and relationship management skills.

  • A safeguarding related professional qualification and or a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a relevant role. For example, DSL.

  • A high level of integrity with the ability to deal with sensitive and confidential matters.

  • Practical experience of working with children and young people at risk.

  • Safeguarding case management experience including a thorough understanding of safeguarding roles and responsibilities in education and the wider statutory sector.

  • Experience of multi-disciplinary working arrangements.

  • The ability to assess risk, analyse and report upon inspection and audit findings.

  • The ability to conduct open-source research focused on identifying emerging issues and trends.

  • A good level of computer literacy.

Desirable Requirements

  • Practical experience of working with vulnerable adults.

  • Experience of working with marginalised or at-risk young people including SEND, LGBTQ+, homeless youth, care experienced young people and children who go missing, including unaccompanied minors.

  • Experience dealing with complex safeguarding issues across national and regional boundaries.

  • Experience in other sectors including charitable, faith based, criminal justice and sporting organisations.

  • Have a good understanding of contemporary technology and social media and its use by children and young people

Benefits

Regular salary reviews are conducted and staff who meet our productivity targets are rewarded.

The successful candidate can expect to be supplied with top-of-the range equipment and will benefit from 28 days annual leave (full-time, pro-rata for part-time working), which increases with service.

As a company we strive to develop our staff and a training budget is available to ensure that staff can undertake relevant training.

The Directors have been keen to develop a family environment within the business and this ethos underpins our team spirit.

The following benefits are enjoyed by our team:

  • Company pension scheme

  • Subsidised gym membership

  • 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 (paid twice yearly)

  • 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

 

To apply, please send your current CV together with a covering letter explaining why you want to work at INEQE Safeguarding Group.

Alongside your CV and letter, all candidates MUST submit a copy of our Equal Opportunities monitoring Form, which can be found below.

Please submit your documents to [email protected]

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Salary

£26,000.00-£35,000.00 per year

Additional Information

Equal Opportunities

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


Safeguarding Commitment

INEQE Safeguarding Group are committed to ensuring that all children and young people are protected from harm and exploitation and are able to 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.


AccessNI

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