Safeguarding Coordinator

Closing date

Job Title: Safeguarding Coordinator

Department: Legal and Compliance

Location of Role: London

Salary Range of role: £27,000 - £34,000

Employment Type: Permanent (Full Time)

Application Deadline: 27 Sep 2020 at (12:00AM UK TIME)

This role is based in the UK and open to individuals with unrestricted right to live and work in the UK. At this stage we are unable to offer sponsorship opportunities.

Who we are:

Muslim Aid are an International not-for-profit providing support to communities around the world affected by disasters, conflict or endemic poverty without regard to their social, religious, or ethnic background.

We place strong emphasis on long-term development projects that build the capacity of local people helping themselves. In addition to the 11 country offices worldwide we also work with multiple partner offices focusing on sustainable development programmes and providing humanitarian relief during times of crisis.

Summary of the role:

Based in London, the Safeguarding Coordinator will be a technical lead on safeguarding and children’s safety, delivering high quality, accessible and reliable support, guidance and capacity to humanitarian response teams, Country Offices and UK Headquarters as we further develop our safeguarding protocols, procedures and education plans.

The post holder will manage the Safeguarding framework and tools, in order to strengthen the capabilities and knowledge of all our stakeholders, ensuring we safeguard the children and vulnerable adults we serve.

About the Role:

The main responsibilities of this role will be to:

  1. Help and support UK and Country Office Safeguarding Focal Points and staff to establish and develop local child safeguarding networks to support local implementation.
  2. Support UK and Country Safeguarding Focal Points and Investigation Officers to improve child and vulnerable adults safeguarding practice. Share best practice and wider learning from these experiences across the organisation.
  3. Design and deliver a suite of mandatory core training workshops/training programme as part of the continuous learning and development of employees, trustees, volunteers and those engaged with Muslim Aid.
  4. Lead on Child Safeguarding Incident reports and investigations with the support of local Country Office Child Safeguarding Officers and Focal Points.
  5. Apply critical analysis to ensure that we meet and exceed our commitment to building a safe environment for children, vulnerable adults and all those connected to Muslim Aid.
  6. Review/adapt Muslim Aid’s Global Safeguarding policy and procedures, reporting mechanisms, risk registers and other procedures that are managed/supervised by UK and Country Office teams and partners.

About You:

To be successful in this role:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent level of qualification.
  2. Experience of child protection/child safeguarding practice within developing countries.
  3. Experience of working with children in international development and humanitarian settings.
  4. Experience of child protection/child safeguarding practice within developing countries.
  5. Proven experience designing, facilitating and evaluating safety and safeguarding training in different cultural and organisational contexts.
  6. Knowledge and experience of Incident investigation and post-investigation evaluation and learning.
  7. Willingness and ability to travel independently and work within challenging environments, sometimes at short notice.

Why you should apply:

If you are passionate about protecting children and vulnerable adults and have the desire to work for an organisation that wants to make the world a safer place, then this role is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious Safeguarding Coordinator.

You will be joining a supportive, highly skilled, passionate organisation as a specialist in your field. Muslim Aid offer a 35-hour week, generous holiday allowance of 37 days (including bank holidays), flexible working and encourage a healthy work-life balance.

Muslim Aid’s recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children and vulnerable adults in our care/employment. Successful candidates will be expected to undergo a DBS check. In addition, all successful candidates for finance roles will undergo an Experian Credit Check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief or age.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications will be accepted until closing date, however, Muslim Aid reserves the right to initiate interviews and the selection process on a rolling basis with the aim of identifying an appropriate candidate as quickly as possible.

How to apply

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