• Job Reference: 00001127-1
  • Date posted: 1 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Settle
  • Location: London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Children & Young People, Homelessness
  • Job type: Trustee
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job description

Settle is a charity that supports young adults as they leave the care system and move into their first home. We provide intensive one-to-one support addressing practical life skills, sustaining a tenancy and managing emotional wellbeing. Our preventative approach to homelessness helps care-experienced young people to make long-lasting changes and thrive.

We are looking for someone to join our Board of Trustees as our Trustee Safeguarding Lead. This will be someone that is excited and committed to ensuring we have a strong practice of safeguarding across the organisation and can support the Board, DSL and CEO to ensure we have a healthy and reflective safeguarding culture, bringing their own experience to help Settle improve over time.

The Safeguarding Lead will work closely with our DSL to be satisfied that risk is being managed and policies are being followed around this area of high risk. Safeguarding, in fact, is well managed at Settle but the Lead Trustee still needs to maintain oversight to keep abreast of any changes in young people’s needs or organisational requirements as we grow.


This role would support with the following:

  • Ensuring the Charity has sound safeguarding policies and robust safeguarding management and reporting systems in place
  • Understanding and advising on the safeguarding implications of the Charity’s strategic plan and of any projects and activities it may undertake
  • Liaising with and supporting our Designated Safeguarding Lead
  • Providing updates to the board; keeping the Board informed about its safeguarding duties and responsibilities
  • Ensure the board of trustees have the relevant level of safeguarding training


How to apply

Please see the role description for full details. To apply, please click the 'Apply for this job now' button. You will be redirected to the vacancy page on Settle's website.

Closing date: Sunday 28th July

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