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Volunteer Safeguarding Extraordinaire to join start-up charity

Been There


Posted over 30 days ago...

Been There is a charity in the form of an app that connects adults with a vetted and trained Mentor to support with their mental health relating to body image issues. We are looking for a lovely Safeguarding Lead to take the reigns.


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Kingston upon Thames, KT1 1AA

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

As the designated safeguarding lead,you act as the main source of support, advice and expertise for safeguarding at Been There for the beneficiaries. You will be working closely with the Founder & CEO, Head of Operations, Trustees and volunteer Mentors. The role will be remote with the opportunity to meet up too.    As the designated safeguarding lead, you will: 

Advise and support the senior team in developing and establishing Been There's approach to safeguarding. Play a lead role in maintaining and reviewing Been There's plan for safeguarding. Coordinate the distribution of policies, procedures and safeguarding resources throughout the charity. Advise on training needs and development, providing training where appropriate. Provide safeguarding advice and support to staff and volunteers. Manage safeguarding concerns, allegations or incidents reported to your organisation. Report on any concerns and keep the board updated be involved in training for staff Manage referrals to key safeguarding agencies (e.g. social services or police) of any incidents or allegations of abuse and harm.

What are we looking for?

Level 3 Safeguarding training Over 3 years experience as safeguarding lead Experience of managing safeguarding in a relevant organisation Experience of handling sensitive data Maintain confidentiality at all times Experience of providing training, guidance and support to others Expert knowledge of legislation and guidance on safeguarding and working with young people, including knowledge of the responsibilities of schools and other agencies Ability to work with a range of people with the aim of ensuring the safety and welfare of the adults Awareness of local and national agencies that provide support for adults Effective communication and interpersonal skills Commitment to ensuring the welfare and safety of the beneficiaries 

What difference will you make?

Keeping the Mentees and Mentors safe is a crucial role. Ensure the policies and procedures are in place and our platform is helping them to feel and be safe. 


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