National Safeguarding Operations Manager Mat Cover (Ref: 17/24)

Job Title: National Safeguarding Operations Manager
Salary: £45,670 per annum
Location: Gilwell Park, London
Contract: 12 months fixed term maternity cover to commence July 2017.
Hours: 35 hours per week
Benefits: Simply Health medical plan, free parking and interest free season ticket loan

Summary of Job
The purpose of this role is to manage the operations of the Association’s national Safeguarding Team to provide specialist support to the Movement on matters relating to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults across the UK. The Association is responsible for safeguarding almost half a million young people who access Scouting on a weekly basis, and in excess of 150,000 adult volunteers. The national Safeguarding Team act as the Association’s Designated Officers for all allegation management processes and concerns regarding the Association’s members, this includes the management of welfare concerns relating to young people in Scouting. The Association works closely with a number of statutory agencies including police, Children’s Services and Disclosure authorities. It is the post holder’s responsibility to ensure that the Association’s national Safeguarding Operations Team is working in line with UK wide legislation and guidance to ensure the effective safeguarding of all young people in Scouting. This includes oversight and case management of allegations in accordance with the Association’s policies and procedures. In addition, the role encompasses responsibility for data analysis used to compile reports for various internal and external groups/bodies. There is also an element of responsibility for the national safeguarding training programme.

About You
This role requires a significant level of professional knowledge and understanding of safeguarding practices UK wide, as well as substantial experience of working within either a statutory or volunteer organisation in a similar role. The ability to manage a large team of safeguarding professionals, and provide professional case supervision and advice/risk assessment is critical along with the ability to project and budget manage.
The Scout Association is the UK's largest mixed youth organisation with more than 450,000 members in the UK and more across the world. Our innovative spirit and ability to make things happen plays a vital role in the development of young people everywhere and these posts in particular will give you the chance to make a big impact on the lives of young people

About Us
The Scout Association is the UK's largest mixed youth organisation with more than 400,000 members in the UK and more across the world.
Our innovative spirit and ability to make things happen plays a vital role in the development of young people everywhere and these posts in particular will give you the chance to make a big impact on the lives of young people.

For more information, please contact the National Safeguarding Operations Manager on 020 8433 7153 or the Head of Safeguarding on 020 8433 7122.

For more information and to apply
Job pack
Application form
Recruitment monitoring form

Details of closing and Interview date
Closing date: Monday 31st May at 17:00pm
Interview date: 9th June 2017

The Scout Association aims to be an equal opportunities employer.