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Safeguarding Facilitator

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Richmond and Wandsworth Council are recruiting a Safeguarding Facilitator to join the Adults Social Care Services Team. The small busy team within Adult Social Services is committed to preventing and tackling abuse and neglect. You will be working alongside a team of 5 Safeguarding Facilitators and report to one Senior Safeguarding Facilitator.

You will be required to:

  • Minute-take for Safeguarding Adults meetings, individual case meetings and wider strategic meetings.
  • Liaise with relevant Council Officers and partners, maintaining and updating databases, producing data and general office tasks.
  • Support the Safeguarding Adults Team, Specialist Safeguarding Professional Advisors, Safeguarding Adults Board and Senior Safeguarding Adults Administrator through efficient administrative systems.
  • Assist Team Managers with Induction of new team members and support them with best practice in virtual safeguarding adult meetings.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Working experience in minute-taking at safeguarding or similar client-focused meetings.
  • Knowledge of current legislation related to safeguarding adults.
  • An awareness of the importance of client confidentiality and data protection.
  • Experience of communicating effectively and sensitively with colleagues and voluntary organisations, both orally and in writing. 
  • An ability to work effectively as part of a team and on own initiative.

Agile working

At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.

Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!


We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including working from home. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments.

The current working pattern for Adults Social Care Services Team is a mixture of home working with planned time in the office in Wandsworth and Twickenham for face-to-face team meetings.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  16th October 2022

Shortlisting Date: 17th October 2022

Interview Date: 21st October 2022 (Virtual)

For an informal discussion please contact: Vera Ralph - Senior Safeguarding Facilitator on 020 8871 5854 or email:

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.



Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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