Head of Safeguarding

Location
Human Rights Action Centre, London EC2A 3EA
Hours per week
35 hours per week - FTC for 3 years
Salary details
£61,464 per annum - salaries are reviewed annually
Closing date
Monday 28 January 2019 at 12:00
Interview date
14 February 2019
Contact email
recruitment@amnesty.org.uk

Head of Safeguarding

Over the past 50 years Amnesty International has brought people together to fight for human rights. In the important role of Head of Safeguarding you will provide specialist advice to the organisation and lead on work for the organisation’s safeguarding framework.

About the role

This newly created role is a Fixed-Term Contract for 3 years and it will be part of the Leadership Team ensuring all decisions are considered through a safeguarding lens. The post holder will

  • provide specialist advice to the organisation and lead the development, implementation and monitoring of strategies, policies and procedures to support the implementation of the organisation’s safeguarding framework.
  • be organisational expert and will play a pivotal role in building and embedding a strong safeguarding culture across the organisation that sees safeguarding as ‘everyone’s responsibility’
  • will provide information, training and support on all safeguarding issues across the organisation.

About you

You will have demonstrable senior level experience of working in safeguarding, able to think strategically and work collaboratively as part of a leadership team. You will have good knowledge of UK Safeguarding law and practice. Creative, with an ability to develop and implement innovative solutions and ideas to resolve issues. You will have extensive experience of developing, implementing and embedding high quality safeguarding policies, procedures and guidelines in a complex and diverse organisation.

You will have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability and credibility to interact effectively with colleagues at all levels, as well as develop and maintain positive working relationships.  You will be able to work under pressure and be willing to work flexible hours in the event of emergencies.

For full details of the role, please see the job description below.

About us

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they are denied. Already our network of over seven million people is making a difference in almost every country in the world. Whether we are applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we are all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are enjoyed by all.

Amnesty values a diverse work force and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Apply for this role

For further details about the role please see the attached job description and person specification. To apply, please complete an application form and email to recruitment@amnesty.org.uk before midday on Monday 28 January 2019. Interviews will be held at our Shoreditch office on Thursday 14 February 2019.

Amnesty International values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Applications for flexible working will be considered. Please note that to be considered for this role, the successful candidate must be able to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK.

 

Downloads
Head of Safeguarding JD Dec 2018.pdf
Terms September 2018.pdf
Application form.doc