Safeguarding team leader




Responsible to: Head of Human Resources
Responsible for: Leading on all Safeguarding Policies and Procedures
Works with: WINGS 2020 Head of Human Resources

WINGS 2020 Human Resources Team

WINGS 2020 Delivery Team

Key activities of the role:
  • Manage the Safeguarding Team
  • To assume responsibilities within the management of safeguarding: ie: managing the DBS process, creating a Safeguarding Policy and ensuring communication to all adult volunteers
  • Ensure appropriate support and training is provided to all volunteers in line with the identified needs of the team and individuals
  • Contribute to the development of child, young people and vulnerable adult safeguarding policies and procedures ensuring key policies are in line with current Government guidance and legislation
  • Develop and maintain external professional Safeguarding contacts within statutory organizations
Time Commitment
  • Your involvement will begin as soon as your appointment has been confirmed and will end when the WINGS 2020 camp closes.
  • You will need to identify the amount of time the role will take on a month to month basis between appointment and camp close
  • As well as attending the WINGS 2020 event itself, you will be expected to attend Human Resources Team meetings as required
Role requirements By accepting this role:

  • You will be required to become a member of WAGGGS or WOSM if not already.
  • You will be required to hold a current DBS Disclosure through either Girlguiding or The Scout Association.
  • You will be required to hold a county appointment in one of Girlguiding Royal Berkshire or Berkshire Scouts.

The appointee must:

a)  accept the values of Scouting and Guiding

b)  agree not to promote any beliefs, behaviours or practices that are not compatible with the values of Scouting or Guiding

c)   agree to work within the polices and rules of both Associations

d)  have not been convicted of any other offence(s) or subject to disciplinary proceedings relevant to this role

Person specification To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate a number of the following competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to undertake assigned tasks within deadlines
  • Able to lead a team of volunteers
  • Ability to make risk based assessments
  • Extensive experience in safeguarding / child protection
  • Knowledge of the Scout Movement / Girlguiding and its operational structures
  • Understanding, acceptance of fundamental values of Scouting and Girlguiding
  • Knowledge of national wide disclosure processes-Disclosure Scotland, Disclosure and Barring Service, Access Northern Ireland
  • Experience of using Information Technology
Benefits of getting involved There are many benefits of getting involved in WINGS 2020 as a volunteer.  These will vary from volunteer to volunteer but might include:

  • Looks great on your CV
  • Develop your own skills and gain valuable experience
  • A great way to support Guiding and Scouting and make a difference to the young people who are attending
  • Meet new people and make new friends from around the world
Application and appointment This information is provided at

An online application form is available at

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview at a location in Berkshire.

For further information email [email protected]