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Head of Professional Conduct

Head of Professional Conduct

TPP are delighted to be working with a Institute to recruit a Head of professional Conduct. This is a branch new role within the organisation. This is a 12 month contract that will be reviewed towards the end of the contract.

This role will be home based. You will attend the London office for meetings and may involve some travel to other UK locations.

Are you experienced in dealing with professional conduct issues? This role will need you to show empathy, someone that can use the right approach around safeguarding with traumatic experiences.

This role will be focused on overseeing all complaints and safeguarding concerns. Create a safe and inclusive working practices that are embedded into everything the institute does.

Work with the Senior Leadership Team, Board of Trustees and volunteer groups to deliver a safe and inclusive culture through a safeguarding policy framework which effectively prevents and responds to all forms of harassment, discrimination and abuse and influences systemic change. The role will oversee the response to all complaints to the Institute and safeguarding concerns, ensuring the Institute is survivor-focused, upholds its duty of care to all and learns from the complaints.

Some of the accountabilities will be:
*Build engagement and create a sense of ownership and shared purpose across the Institute and fundraising profession where a safe and inclusive culture is central to all that we do.
*Provide challenge, strategic advice, guidance and support to the Trustees and Senior Leadership Team. Work closely with them to ensure the safeguarding culture and professional standards are embedded through the Institute and its members.
*Ensure the new strategy for the Institute is intentional in moving towards the agreed culture to create a truly inclusive profession.
*Continue the implementation of the Action Plan to Tackle Harassment, Discrimination and Abuse in the Fundraising Community (2021), report progress to the Trustees and Senior Leadership Team, evaluate progress and recommend further actions.
*Work with the Professional Conduct Committee to lead the development of the Institute's Code of Conduct.
*Work with the Safeguarding Task Group to lead the strengthening and dissemination of a framework of policies, systems and processes that cover all forms of harassment, discrimination and abuse to ensure that all internal and external actors in contact with the Institute experience a safe and inclusive approach to the Institute and Fundraising Profession. This should be in collaboration with the Head of EDI and EDI Committee.
*Ensure the safeguarding policies, systems and processes, are known and understood so everyone in contact with the Institute understands their responsibility to implement them, including how to make a complaint.
*Build the skills and knowledge of staff and volunteers to implement the safeguarding policies, systems and processes including responding to concerns.
*Work with the Professional Conduct Committee to record, oversee and monitor all complaints and disclosures received by the Chartered Institute or on its behalf by an approved partner.

To be successful in this role you will have:

Proven experience of building productive external and internal working relationships and networks to deliver safeguarding objectives for 'all members, volunteers, participants at events and activities, and staff.
Proven experience of responding to, managing, and learning from safeguarding complaints or disciplinary investigations.
Experience of supporting people who have experienced trauma through person centred and trauma informed approaches
Experience of managing change initiatives and a practical approach to culture change including through development and review of safeguarding systems, policy, and procedures.
Experience of providing advice, training and capacity building to strengthen safeguarding practice.
Experience of conducting risk assessments and implementing mitigation strategies.
Experience of handling sensitive data and knowledge of data protection legislation
Excellent understanding of safeguarding legislation, regulation and best practice for children, vulnerable adults and the workplace.
Understanding of the root causes of bullying and harassment in the workplace and an ability to apply this understanding to strategic change processes.
Experience or understanding of safeguarding during apprenticeships, events and/ or with member organisations.
Ability to communicate complex and sensitive information to wide and diverse audiences.
Ability to contribute to strategic discussions on safeguarding and safe organisational cultures.
Ability to take a proactive approach to problem solving, to recommend and implement continuous improvement initiatives.

If this role is of interest and you would like to learn more please get in touch now!

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.