Safeguarding Specialist

The Transforming Autism Project is seeking a safeguarding specialist to ensure the protection of children undergoing treatment, helping them deal with any issues they may encounter and ensure effective measures are in place to address any concerns.

Our Organisation

The Transforming Autism Project is a brand-new charity focusing on very early intervention for autistic children. Our goal is to truly transform lives through:

  • Family services in parent groups, in the home and online,
  • A unique Autism Parenting Hub of comprehensive guidance, support & community and,
  • Through our life-changing Mifne Treatment Centre (details here) We also challenge conventional perceptions of autism and offer our own radical and empowering perspective.

This can be seen in our TED talk, which has now been viewed by 100,000 people and received great acclaim from the autistic community.

What is distinctive about our approach is that it focuses of facilitating a strong relationship between child and parents, based on understanding and trust, as a primary means of reducing anxiety and giving the child a real feeling of being looked after, so that they can focus more of their energies on realising their potential, rather than managing anxiety.

We are currently at a very early stage in our development, and are trying to raise the money to launch our first phase of family services over the coming months. To that end, we are looking to create a team of capable and dedicated volunteers to ensure our success.

To find out more about our goals, values and plans, please view our brochure.

Key aspects of the role:

· Understand safeguarding requirements and embedding responsibilities within our volunteer network

· Support the Safeguarding lead

· Report to the Governing body about how effective measures were being taken for safeguarding

· Ensure that we remain compliant with statutory guidance and is are up to date with changes in legislation and responsibilities

· To ensure that there are effective systems in place to protect children at all times.

Person Specification

Do you have at least 3 years of recent experience within Safeguarding and Governance within a child centric environment?  We’re looking for your expertise within this field specifically, and it is also helpful for us if you have experience of supporting this function within a charity environment, where the majority of your wider team are volunteers.

The incumbent should understand the requirements of safeguarding guidance and legislation and have a strong background demonstrating this.

We are a strongly values-driven organisation, and are committed to manifesting our values in how we relate to each other, in what we are trying to achieve and in how we do it. Our values come under 3 core headings:

  • Unconditional Respect.
    • Kindness
    • Trust-based collaboration
    • Responsivity
  • Courage
    • Pioneering big thinking
    • Ambition
    • Perspectives, not positions
  • Purpose
    • Positive approach
    • Ownership
    • Continuous learning and improvement

Next Steps

The Transforming Autism Project value diversity and we’re committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential.

To apply, please e-mail a copy of your CV to jobs@transformingautism.org To find out more about the Transforming Autism Project, please visit: transformingautism.org