Vulnerability and Safeguarding Lead- Flexible Working Available

West Ham, London (Greater)
from £34,703 per annum to £39,908 per annum
16 Jun 2021
29 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type

Safeguarding is Everyone’s Business.

At L&Q, we are committed to placing safeguarding of adults at risk and children at the heart of what we do. We are looking for a safeguarding and vulnerable person’s lead to join the L&Q Regionals team.

This new and exciting post will involve working closely with L&Q housing staff to ensure that they comply with the requirements set out in the Care Act 2014 and associated L&Q policies.

The role will involve guiding housing staff through the safeguarding process and ensuring front line staff follow local authority and our internal cause for concern reporting procedures. The role will also involve providing advice to front line staff on assisting L&Q tenants with care and support needs to get access to local authority care packages.

The successful person will also work closely with colleagues from L&Q’s care and support arm L&Q Living and the Group safeguarding lead.

Could this be you?

If you have a proven track record of dealing with safeguarding concerns and experience of working in a care and support environment, we want to hear from you. We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have experience of working in the field of mental health.

It is also essential that you hold a current driving licence and have access to a car.

Closing date for applications:  11.00pm on the 29th June 2021

Interviews will take place via video call on a date to be confirmed

COVID 19: The safety of our staff and our candidates is of the utmost importance. Every effort will be taken to ensure that safe ways of working are adopted throughout the Recruitment and Selection process. We are introducing extra precautions in line with UK Government Guidelines. Our recruitment processes will follow social distancing and COVID-19 Secure requirements. This will include the use of various technologies to support the interview process. Should candidates have any questions regarding this, or if you require additional support please let us know at the interview planning stage.

At the foundation of everything that we do are our corporate values and associated behaviours. Our organisational behavioural framework outlines the core expectations of all employees, which should be demonstrated at all times when representing L&Q.   More information about L&Q’s values can be found on our website and a copy of our behavioural framework can be provided on request.

Access to a full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday per year, annual bonus subject to business and individual performance, excellent Pension scheme and real investment in your personal & career development. Other benefits include an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life.  Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing.  In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.

We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion.  We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.





L&Q is one of the UK’s leading housing associations in the UK, with 97,000 homes which hold an asset value in excess of £23bn. The organisation has the largest and most ambitious residential development programme in the sector, with plans to deliver 100,000 new homes over the next 10 years. From partnerships with small housing associations and SMEs to the creation of whole new towns, this is a truly unique opportunity.

Our vision is that everyone should have a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose and commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods we can be proud of.


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