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Safeguarding Manager (Maternity Cover)


Location:  London or Home Based
Salary:  £34,550 to £40,500
Closing Date:  Thursday 03 December 2020
Reference:  X044-20

Independent Age works to ensure that as we grow older, we all have the opportunity to live well with dignity, choice and purpose.  To achieve this we provide information, advice and connection services for older people; campaign on the issues that matter most to them around health and care, poverty and loneliness and provide capacity building support to others working in the sector.

This is an exciting time to join the charity as we transition to our new ambitious strategy for 2021 – 2023 and increase our profile, impact and reach so more people can live a happy, connected and purposeful later life. 

The Safeguarding Manager plays a critical role at Independent Age, developing and embedding the tools, systems, processes and training which protect all people that use our services, our volunteers and staff from abuse and exploitation. The post holder will also play a leading role in continuing to develop our organisational culture to ensure that safeguarding is recognised as a shared responsibility across all areas of our work, through acting as a best practice role model, championing safe working practices and providing support and advice to colleagues.

The ideal candidate will have a thorough understanding of safeguarding practice developed through working with adults with support needs or at risk; Proven experience of implementing and embedding safeguarding policies and processes; Up to date knowledge of legislative and regulatory frameworks and guidance on adult safeguarding, national and local practice and how they interact with a range of issues affecting older people including benefits, social care, paying for care, housing, end of life, bereavement, health services, and loneliness. You will also be a great communicator, and passionate about enabling your colleagues and our volunteers to deliver great services safely. Most importantly, you will have a demonstrable passion for and affinity with our cause.

As well as a competitive salary we offer 28 days annual leave plus public holidays, a generous pension scheme with life assurance, learning and development opportunities, season ticket loans, a cycle to work scheme, an employee assistance programme and a discount voucher scheme.

We are passionate about diversity and inclusion and creating an environment where we can ALL be ourselves

Independent Age is committed to safeguarding and this role will require a DBS certificate

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter detailing how you will meet the person specification.

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Independent Age is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination.

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