London or Birmingham with considerable travel within the UK
£46,863 - £56,935 Per Annum
09 Sep 2020
27 Sep 2020
Contract Type


We have an exciting opportunity to join the NSPCC as an Inspector on the Inspection and Internal Audit team.

Every childhood is worth fighting for. This is our belief. It drives us.

Position: Inspector - Inspection and Internal Audit team

Salary: £46,863 - £56,935

Location: London or Birmingham with considerable travel within the UK (other geographical bases may be considered) 

Vacancy Type: Permanent

Working Hours Per Week: Full time (35 hours) or part time (17.5 hours)

Closing Date: 27th September

The Role

The Inspection and Internal Audit Unit are part of the Chief Executive Office and play a vital role in the NSPCC's purpose to end cruelty to children and ensure the implementation of the NSPCC strategy.  They ensure that the NSPCC has effective control to managed risk including financial and safeguarding controls.

In addition, the role of Inspection is twofold; to help Trustees and Senior Managers know how well the NSPCC is managing risk; and to provide an impartial view of the quality of services and activities.  This is delivered through an annual inspection plan (which sets out themed inspections) as well as a programme of shorter Service Quality Assurance (SQA) inspections. 

Inspection also undertake unplanned internal enquiries and reviews including IMRs for Child safeguarding Practice Reviews and Domestic Homicide Reviews. Working within a team of four Inspectors, under the direction of the Head of Inspection and Internal Audit the Inspector will:

  • Undertake a programme of thematic inspections and quality reviews across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • Undertake service inspections: review case files, speak to practitioners, managers, service users and partner agencies and make judgements about inspection findings.
  • Write inspection reports.
  • Present inspection findings.
  • Contribute to inspection practice development and help to shape new inspection methodologies.

About You  

To be successful in the Inspector role you will have:

  • Excellent knowledge and experience of safeguarding and child protection
  • Experience of driving improvements and a desire to promote best practice
  • Leadership and senior management experience
  • The ability to make sound, evidence based judgements
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • The ability to communicate and influence effectively at all levels

In Return

This is a real opportunity to make a difference to children’s lives, but we also like to reward people by offering a great working environment, being part of a friendly and supportive team, and offering stimulating and challenging work, with plenty of development opportunities.  We offer a variety of rewards and benefits including: generous annual leave, employee benefits and assistance programme, pension and life assurance schemes.

Join us and you’ll become part of a team that cares about the work they do and the people they work with. You’ll discover opportunities to grow, along with challenges and a shared purpose that’ll bring the best out in you. And you’ll get to find your own way to make a difference that matters, and that impacts millions of young lives!

Other roles you may have experience of could include: Inspector, Internal Audit, Audit, Risk, Audit and Risk, Safeguarding, SQA, Service Quality Assurance, Child Safeguarding Practice Review, Child Safeguarding, Domestic Homicide, Internal Audit, Internal Auditor, Inspection, Inspector.

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