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Head of Safeguarding & Quality

Up to £32,000

Tunbridge Wells, Kent


Are you a safe pair of hands?

We are looking for someone with the skills and expertise to lead on safeguarding and quality at our established and successful charity. Working across the South East, we empower children, young people, adults and communities to develop their strengths, and overcome barriers to opportunities.

This is a great opportunity to join our Leadership Team, where you will lead on safeguarding activities, promoting best practice and ensuring that high standards are maintained. Activities include completing incident reports, taking appropriate action, liaising with outside agencies and statutory bodies and tracking outcomes. You will provide guidance and training at all levels, review policies and procedures, and communicate and embed change.

You will also have responsibility for overseeing quality activities across the organisation to ensure that Imago achieves and maintains its quality marks. This aspect of the role involves maintaining critical documents, conducting audits, managing the quality calendar and preparing for inspections and reviews in collaboration with senior colleagues, managers and delivery staff.

Applicants should have experience of developing policies and procedures, and managing safeguarding practice in a relevant setting. You should have knowledge of legislation and guidance for safeguarding children and adults at risk. Experience of working within a quality assurance framework is essential, and involvement in quality assurance activities would be advantageous.

You will need to demonstrate inspirational leadership, critical thinking and be an effective communicator with excellent organisational skills and attention to detail. Applicants must have experience of report writing, monitoring and evaluation at a senior level. The post is based in Tunbridge Wells with opportunities for hybrid working. Car driver essential.

Make the difference.

We offer our employees:
• Inclusive values-based environment
• Competitive remuneration package
• Workplace pension scheme
• Generous 31 days annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays
• Opportunities for hybrid working
• Benenden Health Care
• Death in Service Benefit
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Employee Supported Volunteering scheme
• Development opportunities
• and more

Imago is committed to Safer Recruitment practices, and the post is subject to references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Please either submit your CV with a short covering note or visit our website at for full details.
Imago recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons that are not fair. We aim to create a culture that respects and values each other’s differences, and see these differences as an asset, as they improve our ability to meet the needs of the organisations and people we work with. We proactively seek to increase opportunities for inclusion, and celebrate diversity across our organisation and within communities.
Imago recognises its duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of the children, young people and adults at risk who access its services or with whom it comes into contact.

About Imago
Imago is a well-respected social action charity working across Kent, Medway, East Sussex and London. Through our services and projects, we aim to support independence, reduce social isolation and empower individuals and communities.

We deliver a wide range of services to children and young people, older people, carers, and volunteers, in partnership with funders, public sector commissioners and private sector sponsors.

We apply our commitment to excellence, evidencing impact and safeguarding vulnerable people to all aspects of our work.

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