Safeguarding Support Manager
Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing has a vision that “everyone has a home and the opportunity to live well”; that means working with partners to create sustainable and vibrant neighbourhoods where our customers want to live.With 57,000 homes and more than 120,000 residents and customers we have a real opportunity to make that vision a reality. Our people care, dare and collaborate to ensure we achieve this People Powered Living.
As Safeguarding Support Manager you will work closely with the Head of Strategy & Support (our operational lead for safeguarding), supporting them and the broader organisation to effectively safeguard our customers in line with all relevant standards and best practice. You’ll be the go-to person for escalated safeguarding concerns and advice on applying policy and legislation, whilst also contributing to our strategic response to safeguarding and broader customer need. You’ll be responsible for the use of data and analytics across the wider Strategy and Support team; and play a key role in supporting the professional practice and resilience of your colleagues.
You’ll be a key member of the Strategy & Support team, responsible for setting strategic direction and proving expert advice and guidance where we need to provide extra support to our customers and related risks. At the same time, you’ll work closely with operational teams across the organisation – not least Care and Support, housing, Empowering Futures and our property teams – so you’ll need to be able to build strong and constructive relationships quickly, often in challenging situations.
This is a national role and, once in-person working resumes, you’ll need to regularly attend offices in London and the East Midlands, as well as visiting local teams and services across our area of operation. Your salary will be set based on main office location - either London (£50,000), Nottingham (£45,000). Internal candidates who already have Cambridge as their main office are also welcome to apply and retain this as their base, the salary is £47,500.
What you'll need to succeed
As you will be working autonomously in most situations and managing your own workload previous experience is essential. As well as extensive experience of safeguarding you will need to be familiar with CQC-regulated services, comfortable leading investigations, and experienced representing an organisation at multi-agency reviews (such as DHRs). You will need to be very familiar with housing or social care, or a very closely aligned environment.
The majority of your role will be supporting and advising others, so we’ll be looking for skills that help you to do that well. Relationship building is key, but so is the ability to challenge constructively – even with more senior colleagues. We’re a large organisation too, and our colleagues come with a range of different perspectives that will challenge you to flex and adapt your approach according the situation.
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, take a look at the attached Job Description for more details and if it’s the ideal job for you, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.
What you'll get in return
You’ll be working in a fast-paced environment where you can benefit from our comprehensive in-house training to continue developing your skills. We offer excellent benefits, including:
- 28 days annual leave plus public holidays and an additional Belief Day, with the option to buy or sell up to 5 days leave
- Healthcare cashplan
- Matched contribution pension scheme (up to 9%)
- Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
- Salary sacrifice schemes and season ticket loans
- Life assurance scheme
- Paid volunteer days
- Plus lots of voluntary benefits including cash back and discounts from high street names
All employment decisions at MTVH are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation.
We are proud to have been recognised by Disability Confident for our commitment to disabled people and those with long term health conditions by providing fair and equal opportunities for all applicants enabling them to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.
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