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International Safeguarding Manager

Posted: 20 Oct 2019 Closes: 20 Oct 2019
Permanent & Full-time leonard-cheshire/04651

We will consider applications from candidates based in any of our countries of operation within Africa or Asia.  For more information on our locations please click this link:


About the Role

This is a significant opportunity for you to bring your in-depth understanding of international safeguarding and lead on the oversight and case management of safeguarding concerns across Leonard Cheshire’s international programmes.

You will work with the Head of Safeguarding and Organisational Learning, Head of International Operations and others to ensure a consistent approach is applied in the implementation of our safeguarding framework across our international programmes, including with our implementing partners.  This includes providing support to international programmes with enhanced due diligence, safeguarding action plans and beneficiary reporting mechanisms.

You will work closely with in country safeguarding leads and matrix manage relevant staff as agreed with the Head of Safeguarding and Organisational Learning, who you will report directly to.

You will represent Leonard Cheshire at external meetings, forums and conferences to ensure we are both contributing to, and learning from, wider relevant developments in social care practice.

In this role you will promote our organisational culture of learning, dignity and respect, and of least restrictive practice.  You will also work to promote an open culture where concerns, near misses, incidents and issues can be shared openly.

About You

You will bring an in-depth knowledge of current International Safeguarding best practice, including the Charity Commission’s Safeguarding Guidance and DFID’s Enhanced Due Diligence. You will have at least 5 years’ international experience, ideally in a disability context. You will have significant experience of international safeguarding case management, due diligence and safeguarding training and capacity building.

You will have a commitment to supporting people in the least restrictive way possible, ensuring their dignity, respect and human rights are upheld.

You will be able to work flexible hours and have a willingness to travel and stay away from home on a regular basis, including regular international travel.

About Leonard Cheshire

Leonard Cheshire supports individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability.  We do everything humanly possible to empower people to live their lives as freely and as fully as they choose.

What we Offer

  • Fair and competitive pay rates
  • A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover
  • Substantial annual leave, with the option to buy or sell leave
  • Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
  • A Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme

We seek candidates with a genuine commitment to the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire who are excited by this opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with a disability.

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community and we strongly encourage applications from persons with lived experience of disability.

A satisfactory disclosure check is required for this post.

Leonard Cheshire

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