SPECIAL OLYMPICS GREAT BRITAIN IS RECRUITING!
Do you have a passion for making a difference? Are you an experienced safeguarding professional who is driven by impact and looking for your next big challenge? Fancy going on a journey of a lifetime….
We are a small but mighty team, with huge ambitions to transform more lives of those who live with an intellectual disability, through the power of sport. We are looking for a Safeguarding Lead to join our team as we continue our development.
As Safeguarding Lead, you will provide both strategic, operational and administrative input and support to develop, grow and implement robust safeguarding policies, procedures and a framework for our membership across Great Britain (GB), those in the National Office team, and other stakeholders. You will be responsible for driving a positive and effective safeguarding culture across SOGB.
We continue to be focused on our vision to create an inclusive world for all, driven by the power of sport, through which people with intellectual disabilities live active, healthy and fulfilling lives.
We are a small, but growing, team with huge ambitions, and applicants must be comfortable operating in an environment where working under your own initiative is expected and encouraged.
We are looking for an individual who is passionate about Special Olympics and is completely aligned with our values. We are authentic. We act with honesty, integrity and respect. We are creative and innovative. We love to embrace difference and doing things differently. We are brave, courageous, resilient and determined. We listen and are led by the voice of our athletes. We are always kind. We are Inclusion in Action.
We are continuing to build a high-performing team who care for each other and care about our cause. Our athletes are incredibly inspirational, courageous and insightful people, and they deserve a team who are equally committed and passionate about our mission.
This is a permanent, home-based, full-time role. There will be the requirement to attend internal and external meetings or events which will involve travel away from home and working outside of normal hours.
The challenge is great, but the rewards are greater. If you are a brilliant safeguarding professional, who wants to be part of a movement which transforms lives through sport, then please have a look at the job description in more detail.
For Job Role specifics please see the Job Description and Person Specification below.
What We Can Offer
- Competitive salary circa £37,000 per annum depending on experience.
- 25 days holiday on appointment plus bank holidays.
- Stakeholder Pension Scheme from appointment.
- Time off in Lieu (TOIL) for out of hours work.
- Flexible working.
How to apply
If you are just looking for a job, then we are probably not for you. If you are looking for a challenge, a chance to make a huge difference and you want to be part of a high performing team which gets things done, then we would like to hear from you.
To apply, please send in a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) explaining why you wish to work for Special Olympics Great Britain. It is important that all prospective employees understand our mission and are driven by our cause. Referring to the Job Description & Person Specification, please be specific about how your skills and experience will help you undertake this role. Generic letters will not be considered.
Please also include your CV and send with your covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the email title Safeguarding Lead.
The closing date for applications is Friday 15th March at 5pm. Early application is encouraged as we will be assessing them daily and we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a large number of suitable applications are received. First round interviews will be held w/c 25th March 2024.
If you have challenges with written communication, then please call Michelle King, Operations Support Officer on 07455 874140 to chat about alternative application options for you.
If you would like to arrange an informal discussion about this role, require any further information or have any queries regarding the recruitment process, please contact Vanessa Snell, Director of Operations email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Olympics Great Britain is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process. The successful candidate will be required to complete regular safeguarding training and undertake a DBS/PVG check relevant to the requirements of the role. For this role that will involve an enhanced disclosure.
Special Olympics Great Britain is committed to and promotes equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages all sections of the community, particularly those living with a disability, who meet the job requirements to apply.
The job holder will need to provide evidence of their ability to live and work in the UK.
We will only contact those who have been selected for interview.
We request no contact from agencies.