Safeguarding Committee Member

The Diana Award

Employment Type Volunteer
Location Remote · London, UK UK based charity, but we are interested in international volunteers for this position
Team Operations
Seniority Mid-level, Senior
  • Closing: 10:40am, 5th Apr 2024 BST

Job Description

In 2021 we launched our five-year strategy, ‘Future Forward’ setting out our ambitions for children and young people. Safeguarding is a vital component of ensuring the success of this strategy and as part of this we are creating a new Safeguarding Committee to support with key decision making for our organisational safeguarding practices and case work to strive to ensure everyone we work with is safe from harm. 


The role of an Independent Safeguarding Committee Member has been newly created to provide the Safeguarding Committee with advice and guidance to assist the Committee in making key safeguarding decisions.

Key Responsibilities: 

The role duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Meet approximately once every four months (via video call) to advise The Diana Award Designated Safeguarding Leads on organisational safeguarding matters, including: strategic organisation safeguarding matters, governance, policies and serious and / or complex casework. 

  • Embed a safeguarding culture where it is everyone’s responsibility to safeguard children, young people and adults at risk and safeguarding is at the heart of everything we do. 

  • Attend urgent remote video call meetings on the occasion a serious and / or complex safeguarding case occurs, to provide guidance and decision making for next steps. 

  • Familiarisation with The Diana Award’s safeguarding policy and practices. 

  • Read meeting papers prior to attending committee meetings. 

  • Undertake any and all other reasonable and related tasks associated with this role.


As we are a charity working internationally, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from safeguarding specialists from outside of the UK.

Who we are looking for: 

This is a brand-new role and we are looking for someone with a specialism in safeguarding, including: 

  • Experience of working in a setting with children and young people implementing safeguarding practices. 

  • Experience of working with adults at risk from a safeguarding point of view. 

  • Expert knowledge of the UK safeguarding regulatory framework concerning children and young people including the roles and responsibilities of key safeguarding agencies. 

  • Knowledge of applying safeguarding practices in an international setting (desirable). 

  • Proven ability to assess complex safeguarding scenarios to give high-quality advice and identify pragmatic solutions. 

  • Strong analytical skills to assess and act on trends. 

  • Understanding of confidentiality, consent and information sharing, including GDPR.  

  • Able to represent the organisation, reflecting its values and priorities. 

We are an organisation committed to building and developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of the young people we support. We are committed to being an anti-racist organisation and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer that values and respects the people who work for us. We seek to ensure all job applications are treated fairly, with respect and without bias. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all. This is a responsibility that is shared by all members of staff and all volunteers. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS or equivalent police check. 

The role will close to new applicants on Monday 01 April at 12:00 GMT/BST, and we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply early as we may close the role prior to this date if we receive a high number of applications. All applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by the end of the day on Monday 08 April and we will be holding interviews on Zoom at the end of this week (Thursday 11 & Friday 12 April) .

Removing bias from the hiring process

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications are not yet open