Safeguarding Advisor

United Kingdom - Bristol and Midlands region (UK centres)

This vacancy is now closed


About Us

At MSl Reproductive Choices (MSI UK) we are unapologetically pro-choice. We believe that every woman has the right to make choices about her own body and her own future. As one of the world’s leading providers of contraception and safe abortion care, we give women the means to do so. Our team members, working across 37 countries, provide high quality, safe services to women, when and where they need them. Because when a woman can determine her own future, she can contribute to creating a better, more sustainable future for everyone.

MSI Reproductive Choices is committed to safeguarding: promoting the welfare and safety of everyone involved in the delivery or receipt of sexual and reproductive health services, especially children, young people and vulnerable adults. We are committed to ensuring diversity, and equality for all within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. We expect all staff and post holders to share our values and commitments.

The role:

Supporting the Safeguarding and Complex Care Lead in the management of complex and high-risk safeguarding patients. You will use your knowledge and experience in safeguarding to ensure triage, risk assessment and onward referral is robust and appropriate for our most vulnerable patients.

You will understand the ethos of the Safeguarding team and the benefits this offers for vulnerable/complex patients. You will build a strong understanding of MSI processes, particularly in regard to our systems and use of excel. You will be confident in talking to patients and other agencies such as social workers, GP’s, police, consultants and will proactively seek dynamic resolutions to challenging patient journeys.

You will be expected to work well within the One Call Safeguarding team, demonstrating excellent communication skills, record keeping, care/discharge planning and prioritisation and delegation of work between your direct colleagues.

You will need to support the wider One Call team in safeguarding queries, whilst acknowledging professional limitations when advice is needed seeking appropriate guidance from leads who will support you.

There will be an expectation that your expertise will also support progress and changes within the team.

This position will give you the chance to develop and learn new skills, with excellent training opportunities provided for professional development.

About you:

We want individuals who support our mission of eliminating unsafe abortion by 2030 and who work with us to build an enabling environment to increase access to safe services everywhere. We expect all team members to share our vision and commitment to achieving our mission whilst promoting equality and safeguarding the welfare of all patients and colleagues.

To succeed in this role, you must have:


  • Experience as an administrator 
  • Experience of working within a team
  • Safeguarding experience, or of working with vulnerable patients
  • Experience of data systems and working on excel
  • Experience of supporting the safeguarding of children and adults
  • Experience in talking to patients and members of the multidisciplinary team 
  • Familiarity of working to deadlines and prioritising own workload
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to build relationships with people at all levels.

Personal Attributes:

  • Committed to the protection of team members and patients, with a focus on vulnerable groups.
  • Able to role-model inclusive and culturally sensitive attitudes and behaviours.
  • Team player (essential)
  • Calm under pressure (essential)
  • Highly IT-literate; comfortable using Microsoft Word and Outlook and Excel (essential)
  • Excellent attention to detail (essential)
  • Confident and able to use own initiative (essential)
  • Organised – able to meet multiple or conflicting demands (essential)
  • Proven ability to work in a multidisciplinary team, across organisational levels and departments (desirable)
  • Flexible, reliable, responsible
  • Positive and supporting of organisational change
  • Motivated by a desire to provide a professional service and to build a successful, efficient and committed team using effective systems
  • Willing to continue professional development and to develop the role
  • Willing to undergo training/coaching in line with organisational philosophy
  • Pro-choice on abortion (essential)
  • Uphold and actively demonstrate behaviours that align with organisational values and behaviours

For more information about the role, please view the job description and person specification on our website.

Location: One Call, Bradley Stoke

Full-time: Full time

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £22,500

Closing date: 6th May 2021 (midnight GMT). Interviews may take place before this date for exceptional candidates.

For internal staff applying from an MSI country programme, the role will be positioned within the existing salary structure of the country. Local terms and conditions of the country will apply.

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