Executive Manager Safeguarding Operations

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Full-time

 Our client is a nationwide, multi-functional Not-For-Profit organisation with rapidly expanding internal business units. Their presence is highly visible with thousands of employees across hundreds of locations.

 A major corporate restructure has begun to create a stronger leadership business model. The outcome of this restructure will deliver a single vision, united voice, stronger partnerships, better stewardship and the ability to make an even greater impact in the services it provides.


 About the role

The Executive Manager Safeguarding Operations will be responsible for leading the implementation of the child and vulnerable people safety framework, including training, advice, monitoring safeguards and compliance.

 Key responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing cases involving allegations of sexual and physical abuse within the organisation
  • Advising and providing support to leaders and stakeholders regarding risks to children and vulnerable people and identifying safeguards, including management of written agreements
  • Ensure the sex offender register is monitored and kept up to date
  • Managing complex cases and supporting managers to proactively eliminate risk
  • Liaising with external bodies including the police and investigators
  • Lead the implementation of safeguarding training programmes at a national level
  • Plan and complete assessments and investigations of allegations of abuse
  • Conduct safeguarding reviews
  • Manage compliance regarding integrity checks and training
  • Advise and coach stakeholders on compliance, activity risk assessments and managing allegations of abuse and management of sex offenders
  • Be a leader of change and advocate for safety
  • Establish and build the capability of your team of specialists


About You

 To be successful in this role you will have proven experience in leading change regarding the safety of children and vulnerable people frameworks ideally in a large organisation. Extensive experience managing risk and safeguards, including managing sex offenders. You will also possess a thorough understanding of the recommendations and research of the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse in an institutional setting and may have even worked on the Royal Commission yourself.   A degree in Law or Psychology would be ideal but a similar relevant qualification and/or extensive hands-on experience would be considered.

 You will be committed to the mission and values of the organisation and be able to succeed in an often emotionally challenging environment. A burning desire to protect the most vulnerable people within our society , combined with your attention to detail, emotional resilience and ability to empower your team will lead to your success in this role.


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