Trustee - Safeguard lead

Job Title: Trustee - Safeguard lead
Location: Romford
Salary: 0 - 0
Reference: Trustee - Safeguarding
Contact Name: Lee Giles
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Job Published: March 03, 2021 13:40

Job Description

Reporting to - The Board of Trustees

Experience needed - Excellent knowledge of safeguarding and welfare policies and compliancy.

Role summary

Be responsible for overseeing our current safeguarding and welfare policies, to update and amend where appropriate. To ensure all Trustees, staff and volunteers receive appropriate training in safeguarding and welfare matters when applicable.

Advise and support the senior team in developing and establishing the organisation’s approach to safeguarding.

Main responsibilities

In relation to the board

  • Make the board aware of any major safeguarding issues
  • Raise complaints/issues to the board if necessary
  • Advise on training needs and development, providing training where appropriate.

In relation to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Choreographer

  • Liaise with them on matters concerning safeguarding
  • Giving advice to deal with safeguard concerns but stepping in if needed

In relation to the community and code of conduct

  • Play a lead role in maintaining and reviewing the organisation’s plan for safeguarding
  • Coordinate the distribution of policies, procedures and safeguarding resources throughout the organisation.
  • Provide safeguarding advice and support to staff and volunteers.
  • Manage safeguarding concerns, allegations or incidents reported to your organisation.
  • Manage referrals to key safeguarding agencies (eg social services or police) of any incidents or allegations of abuse and harm.



  • Knowledge of safeguarding and welfare
  • Experience working with those with and without complexed additional needs
  • Understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of Trusteeship and adhering to Nolan’s seven principles of public life: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to respect the confidences of colleagues.
  • Competent IT skills, especially in word
  • Understand the role voluntary organisations have in safeguarding
  • Types of abuse and harm
  • Legislation, government guidance and national frameworks for safeguarding children and adults at risk
  • Role and responsibilities of local key safeguarding agencies, including social services and the police
  • Local social services processes for the assessment and referral of safeguarding concerns
  • Ability to work with conflict and emotionally distressing matters


  • Prior experience of committee/trustee work.
  • Knowledge of the Arts.
  • A wider involvement with the voluntary sector.
  • IT

Time commitment

  • Attend 3 Board Meetings a year.
  • Attend the annual AGM.
  • Attendance at annual performances (2 a year) is expected
  • In addition to board meetings, other contact – usually electronic or by telephone – may be necessary.
  • This position will be held for a maximum of 3 years with a further 3-year extension if duly elected after the initial term in office