Head of Communications and Network Development

Keeping Children Safe
United Kingdom
23 Mar 2019
27 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Every five minutes, a child dies from violence. Every day, in every country, children are abused, beaten, raped and more. Too often, the abuser is someone the child knows and trusts. They may even work for an organisation that's meant to help children. A sports club, school, aid organisation or peacekeeping force. But they abuse their power and the child's trust. Too often, children have no way of reporting the abuse, no medical or psychosocial care and no access to justice. The organisations that fail to protect children continue putting them at risk and the abusers go unpunished.

At Keeping Children Safe, we set tough standards to keep children safe across the world. These standards call for organisations of all types and sizes to implement rigorous policies, processes and tests to protect children from abuse. That could mean training staff to understand appropriate language and behaviour. Encouraging teams to run background checks on new recruits. And helping families and communities to understand what they can do to support young people. As a result of our programmes and through our network of members in over 120 countries, millions of children worldwide are now better protected from exploitation and abuse.

The Head of Communications and Network Development will lead a team to implement our ambitious new membership and communications strategies to help protect some of the world's most at-risk children from exploitation and abuse.

The appointment will be on a full-time basis
The leave allowance is 25 working days per annum
In view of the nature of the work involved, any offer of appointment will be conditional upon receipt of satisfactory references and Disclosure and Barring Service /Police checks.

Deadline for applications:

To apply for this post and to be considered for an interview please apply with your CV and a covering letter addressing each point in the person specification. Interviews will take place on a rolling basis. The position is open until filled.

Safeguarding statement

Keeping Children Safe has a zero-tolerance approach to any harm, exploitation or abuse of anyone including our staff and stakeholders. Safeguarding forms an intrinsic part of everything that we do. Recruitment to any jobs within KCS will include criminal record checks and the receipt of satisfactory references. Compliance with all our Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures is mandatory.

Keeping Children Safe values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination we welcome and actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and will select employees based upon their individual merits and abilities, irrespective of a person's gender, sexual orientation, caring responsibilities, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic background, religion or belief, age or disability.