Safeguarding Consultant, based in Melbourne with frequent interstate travel

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 Safeguarding Consultant will lead the implementation of the Child and Vulnerable People Safety Framework across the organisation in Victoria, Tasmania and other states as required.


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


  • Providing specialist advice to Divisional Leaders, Officers, Program Managers and others regarding risks to children and vulnerable people.
  • Providing expert safeguarding risk assessments, and management of allegations of abuse and/or misconduct.
  • Ensure all safeguarding processes are implemented as required
  • Managing investigation processes as required.
  • Coordinate and facilitate safeguarding training and development as required.



About You


To be successful in this role you will have proven experience in assessing safeguarding risks ideally gained from either a church-based or other not for profit organisation. You will have exceptional relationship building and engagement skills and come from a child protection background with the ability to lead change.


A strong working knowledge of child safe, youth and vulnerable people legislation is essential, along with previous experience in assessing safeguarding risks. You will be able to handle confidential information in a professional manner, be self-motivated and able to work in a highly proactive environment where children and vulnerable people’s welfare is the top priority. 


A degree in Psychology, Social Sciences or Social Work would be ideal, as well as a current driver’s license, a current working with children and national police check or the ability to get these. This is a face to face role, and as such will involve frequent intrastate travel. An on-call roster system will also be put in place to cover weekends and holiday periods, so you will need to be comfortable working flexible hours.


Your ability to relationship focus, emotional resilience, and excellent communication skills will lead to your success in this meaningful role.


To Apply – please click on ‘Apply Now’  to register and apply online.


Applications close:  26<sup>th</sup> November 2018