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Safeguarding Officer

Job Description: 

About Eikon:
Eikon is a Surrey based charity that has been working in the local community for almost two decades, providing long-term support to some of the county’s most vulnerable young people and their families.

Our vision is to develop happy, thriving and resilient young adults who are able to contribute positively to society.

Job Title:   Safeguarding Officer
Location:   Offices New Haw, Surrey & working across the county
Hours: Part Time, 16 hours per week over 5 days (Mon to Fri). Some working from home may be possible
Length of Contract:   Permanent
Rate of pay: £9,800 to £12,800 pro rata, £23,000 - £30,000 (FTE) dependent on experience and qualifications
Responsible to:  Designated Safeguarding Lead
Holiday Entitlement: 25 days, plus Bank Holidays
Pension: Work Place Pension Plan

Main purpose of Job

The Safeguarding Officer reports to the Designated Safeguarding Lead. As part of the Safeguarding Officers Team, the Safeguarding Officer will support the Head of Safeguarding in providing effective leadership and management that assists the Charity to deliver its safeguarding strategy, priorities, policies and aims to promote and protect the welfare of children at risk of harm.

As one of our resident safeguarding specialists, you will be required to provide expertise to the Eikon team, demonstrating best practice and achievement against national standards.

Key areas of accountability include:

Planning and Development
• Support the Head of Safeguarding in managing and leading the team to effectively implement the Safeguarding Strategy
• Support the Head of Safeguarding in ensuring safer recruitment practice and overseeing all administration systems, such as; the safer recruitment and checking of all Charity employees and workers
• Support the Head of Safeguarding in developing and monitoring quality assurance processes, ensuring that the Charity continually improves
• Support the Head of Safeguarding in supporting the operation of the Charity with new initiatives, projects and events which have safeguarding implications
• Support the Head of Safeguarding in providing well planned and efficient risk assessment, case management and policy updates for the organisation
• Effectively manage any safeguarding incidents and concerns, manage our Safeguarding Register and enter all case information onto the Eikon database
Quality and standards
• Support the Head of Safeguarding in providing regular safeguarding training as part of the Charity’s Learning and Development program
• Support the Head of Safeguarding in ensuring compliance on current legislation and any statutory legislative changes which may impact on the Charity.
Other responsibilities
• Providing regular management information, writing reports and presentations
• Undertake any other duties reasonably required by the Head of Safeguarding.

Qualifications (desirable)
• Designated Safeguarding Lead

Reports to: Head of Safeguarding

Reportee’s: No direct reportees

Full or Part Time: 
Part - time
£9,800 to £12,8000 pro rata see above
End Date - close of application: 
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Contact Details: 

If you are interested in finding out more or applying for the role, then please contact us at info@eikon.org.uk for an application form or go to www.eikon.org.uk

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