Safeguarding Lead

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United Kingdom | Flexible
Uk flexible
Job function
Research & Quality Assurance
£65,000 - £70,000 per annum

Head of Safeguarding – Adults and Children at risk of harm

Permanent, 35 hours per week

Based: UK Flexible

£65,000 - £70,000 (inclusive of London Weighting)

Closing Date:  Sunday 13th October 2019

Interview Date: Thursday 31st October 2019

A rare opportunity has arisen for an expert practitioner to join our Senior team. This is a brand-new UK wide role that provides managerial and professional accountability to the Executive Director of Nursing, Allied Health Professionals and Quality.

About the role

Reporting to the Executive Lead, you will work closely with the Deputy Director of Nursing, Allied Health Professionals & Quality to improve professional standards and minimize risk. You will have overall responsibility for the leadership of Safeguarding charity wide, including the Prevent strategy within Marie Curie.

Managing all Safeguarding activity ensuring that all requirements are understood and met, providing assurance to the Board of Trustees.

You will demonstrate advanced competence and provide expert advice to the charity on the impact of safeguarding legislation, policy and statutory guidance and on the recommendations of national serious case reviews. You will support local safeguarding leads in developing their skills to identify, assess and manage to safeguard concerns and establishing and fostering effective working relationships within the charity and external partners, departments and commissioners.  Facilitate strong inter-agency leadership of the safeguarding vulnerable groups' agenda and support capacity building within the charity and health and social care sector across the four nations of the UK

What we are looking for

A talented and passionate leader with an in-depth understanding of legislation across the four countries of the UK and who can lead policy and procedure development and instil appropriate education and insight across the charity. 

Knowledge of conducting annual safeguarding training needs analysis and further develop our training strategy whilst working closely and forge and maintain strong working relationships.

You will be experienced in applying expert knowledge and understanding of the major political, social, environmental and lifestyle factors that influence safeguarding policy and practice and translating this simply and effectively across the board, improving professional standards charity wide.

You will have the ability to initiate, develop, monitor and continually review and evaluate safeguarding strategies, policies, and procedures.

Confidence, professionalism and a passion for service delivery are key, so if you think you fit the bill, we’d love to hear from you!

Every day of your life matters – from the first to the last. When you work for Marie Curie, you understand that better than ever. We’re a passionate, committed and diverse team of more than 4,400 staff and 12,000 volunteers, here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance, and support, to help them get the most from the time they have left. Everyone knows our daffodil, but it’s our warmth, creativity and care that touch lives. Here, we take the time to really get to know the people we care for and those who love them. And we do whatever it takes to give them the final days and hours they deserve.

This role may close early if enough applications are received.

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