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Head of Safety

Core Purpose

The purpose of this role is to lead the Scouts’ safety function in respect of both its employed staff, volunteers and young people and to develop and implement formal strategies to improve safety in scouting. The role will develop and drive a strong safety culture throughout the movement by ensuring good national policies, providing high quality advice and training and influencing senior volunteers to implement these at all levels across the organisation. The design, implementation and utilisation of a quality assurance framework across scouting and staff activities, identifying where improvements are required and implement the necessary change arising will be key to this role.  Additionally the post-holder will ensure that the Scouts is up to date with relevant good safety practice in relation to employment, volunteering and scouts’ activities and that this informs its policies and QA mechanisms. The role will assist the Chief Safeguarding Officer in servicing the Scouts’ Safety and HQ Health & Safety Committees ensuring quality reporting and specialist advice is provided to make the Committees highly effective.

Person specification

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Before making an application please ensure that you have read the Recruitment and selection policy.

In order for us to monitor the application of our Equal Opportunities policy, we would be grateful if you would also complete the Recruitment Monitoring questions on the Application Form.

Closing date for applications is 9am 4 March 2021

Interviews will be held on 15 March via Teams video call

£70,000 per annum (inclusive of Outer London Weighting)

Gilwell Park, Chingford, London


35 hours per week

25 days per annum plus bank holidays

Closing date:
Thu, March 4, 2021, 9:00 AM

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