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Safeguarding Manager

Job Reference diabetesuk/TP/10938/1029

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Permanent Full Time
£34,913 - £38,792
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Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time)
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working (not applicable to roles with fixed shift patterns)
  • 2 Days TOIL in recognition of fixed shift patterns (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan* (on completion of your probation period and if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme* (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

Job Introduction

This role will appeal to someone with a passion for safeguarding and making a genuine difference to the lives of people with or affected by diabetes. We are looking for a highly motivated, engaged, focused, and experienced individual, who can help lead our staff and volunteers to maintain highest possible safeguarding practice and improve the outcomes and lives of children and adults at risk. This post joins an established safeguarding team and allows us to build capacity to support an ever-growing scope of work with children, young people, and adults.

We have a friendly and inclusive working environment here at Diabetes UK and are proud of our hybrid approach which allows great flexibility in the way that we work. This means that you can balance your working time between home and the office, subject to the needs of your role.

Interview date: 11 July 2023 (via MS Teams)


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Main Responsibilities

The Safeguarding Manager will support the safeguarding strategy, policy and procedures and provide expert guidance and support on safeguarding across Diabetes UK. You will develop the knowledge and skills of staff and volunteers across the organisation by designing and delivering a wide range of training and development opportunities, producing guidance, and responding to safeguarding enquiries. You will analyse safeguarding data and produce reports, and make recommendations to evolve policy, practice, processes, and systems and support organisational risk assessments and project development from a safeguarding perspective.

The Ideal Candidate

You will need to be an experienced safeguarding practitioner, an effective manager, with an extensive track record of supporting both proactive and reactive safeguarding. In addition, you will need to demonstrate a sound knowledge of supporting and managing services for children and young people and managing safeguarding risks. You will have excellent understanding of child and adult safeguarding legislation, guidance and best practice and the skills to apply these to Diabetes UK practice and policy. You will be committed to continuous improvement of safeguarding in all areas of our business by being an excellent communicator and working across organisational boundaries, building trust and credibility.

About The Company

For nearly 5 million people with diabetes in the UK, there’s no day off. At Diabetes UK, we fight day in, day out for better care, treatment and support. We won’t stop until diabetes can do no harm.

With more people than ever living with diabetes and millions more at risk of developing type 2, our work has never been more needed. We make sure they get the care and support needed to live well with diabetes and avoid devastating complications.

We fund critical research, which has led to life-changing discoveries – like the first insulin pen and programmes to put type 2 diabetes into remission. Now, we want to do this for everyone and find a cure.

We can’t do any of this without you. Our staff are passionate and determined about helping everyone affected by diabetes. For over 85 years, they’ve been behind vital policy changes, as well as new treatments and technologies to make living with diabetes easier every day.

But there’s more to do. And you can be part of it.

We’re a really diverse bunch and we recognise and respect your value as an individual. As well as helping people with diabetes, you’ll be part of one of the top 30 Best UK Charities to Work For, and one of the top 75 Best Large Companies in London.

We’re committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk, and we need our staff and volunteers to support this.

Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Join us today, and together, we can make that a reality.

To find out more about what we do, check out our website.


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