Head of Safeguarding

Closing date



Starting salary £64,241 per annum


IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all. We are a worldwide movement of national organisations working with and for communities and individuals. IPPF is committed to safeguarding all who come into contact with it, including the people we serve, volunteers, employees, contractors and all workers.


The Head of Safeguarding will lead on the important work of developing and delivering the safeguarding framework across IPPF. S/he will act as a key source of support, guidance and expertise on safeguarding across IPPF working closely with and drawing support from related teams to ensure that safeguarding is an integral part of everything IPPF does across the Federation and contribute to change of organizational culture. S/he will be responsible for the continued review of IPPF safeguarding approaches, promoting person-centred safeguarding practices and ensure continued compliance with up-to-date statutory and regulatory requirements


You have significant experience in the field of safeguarding in a large international organisation, including demonstrable interest or experience in working to prevent exploitation and abuse of children and vulnerable adults, including girls and vulnerable women. You have experience of conducting safeguarding investigations. You have detailed knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and best practice in safeguarding that apply to IPPF and the ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders as well as design and deliver safeguarding training in different settings for varied audiences.


With excellent written and spoken English communication skills, and Spanish, French or Arabic desirable we look forward to welcoming a Safeguarding Head to lead on the delivery of IPPFs global safeguarding workplan.


CVs will not be accepted.  For further information and an application form, please download the documents below or contact Human Resources, IPPF, 4 Newhams Row, London SE1 3UZ Tel: 020 7939 8298 or email [email protected] Application form available in Large Print, Audio or Braille. We regret only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.


Closing date: 6 March 2019


Interviews: w/c 11 March 2019 in London 


IPPF is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers, contractors and partners to share this commitment.


Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates openly living with HIV.  IPPF is committed to equal opportunities and cultural diversity. Candidates from all sections of the community are welcome to apply. This is a post for which IPPF will, if necessary, apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship (work permit). The process is subject to regulation by the UK Border Agency.

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