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Head of Compliance and Safeguarding

Employer
SeeAbility
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
24 Sep 2021

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
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Head of Compliance and SafeguardingLocation: Fully remote or Epsom based Salary: Circa £52,000 per annum, plus benefitsHours: 37.5 hours per week This is an exciting time to join SeeAbility as we transition to our new ambitious strategy for 2022 - 2026. Increasing our profile to have a positive impact for more people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss will be a key focus for us as we support people to live, love, thrive and belong. The Head of Compliance and Safeguarding will play a critical role in this strategy, collaborating across the organisation to embed outstanding practice in the key disciplines of Safeguarding, Information Governance and delivering outstanding support in the eyes of our stakeholders and regulators. The right person will be responsible for producing, implementing, and monitoring a framework of policies and procedures to ensure SeeAbility not only complies to, but exceeds regulatory requirements.You will be highly ambitious for the lives of the people we support and to that end will continuously seek to identify and assess emerging changes to legislation, regulations, and best practice, advising the organisation on how to meet these changing requirements. You will play a significant role in supporting the organisation in achieving excellent and outstanding outcomes aligned to the organisational strategy.SeeAbility provides support to and champions better eye care for people with learning disabilities and autism, many of whom have sight loss. We are in a privileged position of being able to make tangible differences to the lives of people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss and we're incredibly ambitious about the support we offer, we are looking for someone to match thisThe ideal candidate will have:A sound understanding of safeguarding practice, ideally developed through working with vulnerable adults. This is to include knowledge of relevant Safeguarding Policies and experience of using systems that ensure safeguarding is responded to effectively, with personalised outcomes achieved where required.Knowledge on sector best practice to provide insight into key issues that supports continuous improvements.An in-depth and up to date knowledge of CQC KLOES and regulatory framework, with a track record of supporting compliance to these at an organisational level to a preferred outstanding level.Working knowledge of GDPR and all aspects of data compliance and governance and experience of developing and managing organisational regulatory compliance and assurance processes within a charity governance framework.Ability to be a strong leader, able to inspire and develop a diverse team of subject experts, and they will have outstanding communication, listening and relationship building skills.Most importantly you will have a demonstrable passion for, and affinity with our cause.This role will cover responsibility for the organisation and involve travel to people's homes as required.SeeAbility has a wealth of benefits to support our colleague's wellbeing, such as our Wellbeing Coaches, Employee Assistance Programme, generous annual leave including 25 days plus bank holidays and flexible working arrangements as well as financial support which includes a generous pension scheme, season ticket loans and access to a discount voucher scheme which offer thousands of discounts on everyday expenses.
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