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Safeguarding Manager Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire £44,000

Safeguarding Manager

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire |
Salary: £44,000 |
Posted: 13 Dec 2021 |
Closes: 17 Jan 2022 |
Job Type: Full Time and Permanent |
Business Unit: UK Central Government Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 10923

Role Responsibility:

Safeguarding Manager

G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services

Oakhill Secure Training Centre, Milton Keynes, MK5 6AJ

Salary £44,000 per annum

Permanent, Full Time (40 hours per week)

Benefits: Company Pension, free on-site parking, uniform, on-site canteen, access to High Street Shop discounts, local Gym discounts and ongoing training and development


At Oakhill Secure Training Centre we look after young people aged 12 to 18 years old who have been remanded or sentenced to periods of detention. The vulnerable young people in our care can be challenging with a wide range of social and emotional complex needs. This is an environment that calls for high standards of social care and service delivery to provide a secure and stable environment for young people to develop their life skills and address the behaviours that have led them into custody. 


Oakhill Secure Training Centre works closely with the Youth Custody Services to ensure that its regimes and designs reflect best practice in residential care to prevent offending.


We are now looking for a Safeguarding Manager who has experience in working with vulnerable children and young people in a social work capacity.  The role involves managing safeguarding investigations, external referrals to partnership agencies and ensuring children have a voice within the Centre.

To succeed in this role, you will need to be a dynamic and engaging individual, with experience of supporting vulnerable children who may have experienced abuse. The role will require you to promote a child centred approach which prioritises both the safeguarding of the children’s welfare and wellbeing, as well as supporting staff learning and development to ensure our compliance with the Children’s Act 2004.


You will support the Head of Safeguarding and be responsible in their absence as the designated safeguarding lead. The ideal candidate will also be responsible for mentoring existing staff in completing Social Work qualifications.

The Ideal Candidate:

The role requires working with a wide range of Safeguarding Stakeholders including the Local Authority Designated Officer, Youth Custody Service and Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub amongst others.


Essential Skills

  • Must have a social work degree
  • Must be eligible for registration with Social Work England.
  • Understanding of current legislation around safeguarding in particular around children
  • Experience of working with vulnerable children
  • Knowledge of multi-agency working and partnership


At G4S, we invest heavily in our people.  If you join us you will have a job specific induction programme to equip you with the skills and knowledge for the job. As well as ongoing support and development opportunities we offer generous holiday entitlement, company pension, an onsite gym, free onsite parking and the chance to do an extraordinary job – every day.


Equality and Diversity is an important part of G4S Care and Rehabilitation Services. We actively encourage applications from all backgrounds and are a fully inclusive employer who aims to support all employees to be their true selves. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments for either the role or during the recruitment process


Safeguarding children and young people is our primary focus and the welfare of the child is paramount. Therefore we have a corporate responsibility to ensure that the safeguarding and our G4S values are at the centre of all we do.​


To apply for this role, you must be eligible to work in the UK and must have been resident in the UK for a minimum of 3 years.   You will also be required to undergo DBS enhanced level security clearance and will need to provide full details of your work and educational history covering the last 10 years as part of the screening process.

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