International Child Safeguarding Network Coordinator

Job Description 

Working closely with the Chief Executive of KCS, the Head of Communications, and the Head of Capacity Building, the International Child Safeguarding Network Coordinator will support implementation of the Keeping Children Safe membership strategy. 

This role is a new role, covering some of the duties currently being carried out by our Child Safeguarding Network Manager, who is going on a six-month secondment.

Salary: Circa £30,000, depending on experience
Duration: 8-month contract
Location: Our team is based around the world, and so we all work remote
Reporting to: Chief Executive 

Background 

Every five minutes, a child dies from violence. Every day, in every country, children are abused, beaten, raped and more. Too often, the abuser is someone the child knows and trusts. They may even work for an organisation that’s meant to help children. A sports club, school, aid organisation or peacekeeping force. But they abuse their power and the child’s trust.

Too often, children have no way of reporting the abuse, no medical or psychosocial care and no access to justice. The organisations that fail to protect children continue putting them at risk and the abusers go unpunished. 

At Keeping Children Safe, we set tough International Child Safeguarding Standards to help keep children safe across the world. These standards call for organisations of all types and sizes to implement rigorous policies, processes and tests to protect children from abuse. As a result of our programmes and through our network of members in over 120 countries, millions of children worldwide are now better protected from exploitation and abuse. 

The International Child Safeguarding Network Coordinator supports the implementation of our ambitious membership strategy, engaging even more organisations serving some of the world’s most at-risk children, and ensure that they do all they can to protect them from abuse.  

Main Duties

  • Support the implementation of an ambitious new membership strategy to recruit and engage organisations across the world  
  • Be the first point of contact for the network 
  • Induct new members to the network  
  • Coordinate full members to undertake first stage certification, monitor network and associate members to strengthen their safeguarding measures  
  • Support the production of products and services for members, including a programme of webinars and an online community of practice 
  • Work with the KCS Communications team to produce and deliver effective and engaging communications to members 
  • Project manage events to recruit and engage members including the annual members conference  
  • Ensure that membership data and information is up to to-date and accurate 
  • Manage the applications and approval processes for membership  
  • Maintain and manage the member database and CRM in line with relevant legislation  
  • Updates and distributes information to current members; liaise with communications for website, newsletters, mail-outs and so on

Requirements

 Essential

  • Knowledge and experience of network and membership development 
  • Proven ability to build, manage and develop key stakeholder, client and donor relationships at all levels 
  • Knowledge and experience of strategic communications  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide variety of people 
  • Ability to manage a varied workload, prioritise and meet deadlines 
  • Commitment to the effective use of KCS standards and resources to bring about positive outcomes 
  • Evidence of Continued Professional Development relevant to the role purpose and level. 

Personal qualities

  • A commitment to the vision, aims and approach of the organisation. 
  • A team player, able to manage their own workload as well as, work with and support others and deliver to agreed standards and targets 
  • Tact and diplomacy 
  • A positive, solution-focused approach to work 
  • Integrity with appropriate ethics and behaviours.

Desirable 

  • Experience of managing membership databases 
  • Fluency in Portuguese, French, Spanish or Arabic.

Other requirements 

  • Willing, within reason, to work outside of designated working hours (as you may be working with others in different time zones)
  • Adherence to all KCS’s Child Safeguarding policies 
  • Anything that might be reasonably required to ensure the smooth running of the organisation.

The Appointment

  • The appointment will be on a full-time basis 
  • The leave allowance is 25 working days per annum 
  • In view of the nature of the work involved, any offer of appointment will be conditional upon receipt of satisfactory references and Disclosure and Barring Service/Police checks

Application deadline

This position will be advertised until the role has been filled.

For further information, and to submit your CV, please email Helen Carter, Head of Finance and Operations.

No agencies please!

 

 

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