Designated Safeguarding Lead
We offer a range of benefits to employees including:
- 5 weeks holiday a year
- Sick pay
- Safeguarding training
- Flexible working where role allows
The Eikon Charity is Surrey’s leading charity supporting children and young people to overcome difficulties, become resilient and develop into confident adults who contribute positively to their communities.
We are looking for people with passion and expertise to drive the charity forward and help us continue to be a leading provider of early intervention in Surrey.
Main purpose of Job
As part of the Safeguarding Team, this post will support the Designated Safeguarding Lead in providing effective training, 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.
Key areas of accountability include:
Planning and Development
• Support the Designated Safeguarding Lead in managing and leading the team to effectively implement the Safeguarding Strategy
• Support the Designated Safeguarding Lead in ensuring that all Safeguarding policy and procedure documents are updated yearly and accessible to all Eikon staff and, where appropriate, to the general public
• Support the Designated Safeguarding Lead with relevant administration systems, such as, the effective use of data recording system (EVIDE); Safeguarding training logs; Safer Recruitment, checking of all Charity employees and workers are DBS checked and baseline trained in Safeguarding according to their role
• Support the Designated Safeguarding Lead in supporting the operation of the Charity with new initiatives, projects and events that have safeguarding implications
• Produce periodic statistical Safeguarding information to Eikon’s SMT that can be used to inform on status of young people’s safe engagement in all Eikon activities
• Effectively manage any safeguarding incidents and concerns, manage the Safeguarding Register and enter all case information onto the Eikon database
• Support the Designated Safeguarding Lead in ensuring compliance on current legislation and any statutory legislative changes which may impact on the charity
• Provide a first response and initial guidance to Eikon practitioners on Safeguarding matters
• Support the Designated Safeguarding Lead and HR Manager in providing regular safeguarding training as part of Eikon’s Learning and Development program. Particularly focusing on safeguarding processes
• Develop appropriate materials and organise learning and development for Eikon Staff
• Providing regular management information, writing reports and presentations
• Undertake any other duties reasonably required by the Head of Safeguarding
We are looking for applicants that have a real passion to support young people who are full of enthusiasm, knowledgeable and have a welcoming approach and personality.
If you are interested in applying for the role, please download the application form below, complete it and submit using the Apply Now button below.
If you have any questions, please contact
Closing date for applications: 11 September 2020
Eikon is committed to safeguarding and prompting the welfare of young people and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees or volunteers will be assessed during the recruitment process.
An offer of employment will be subject to an approved Enhanced DBS and Barring Disclosure.
If you have not heard from us by 25 September 2020 you were not shortlisted for interview. We do not provide feedback on applications.
First interview date: week commencing 28 September & 5 October 2020.
We are happy to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates who attended an interview upon request.