Safeguarding Governance & Compliance Manager

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Job Introduction

The BBC SSR Group exists to help get programmes made for TV, Radio and On-Line: by finding safe and healthy ways to enable the creation of the distinctive and world-class content that our audiences demand; by ensuring that our people, productions and premises remain secure and on air.

We are now looking for a Safeguarding, Governance & Compliance Manager to focus on building the Safeguarding team to become a central second line assurance function, taking responsibility for risk management, mitigation and assurance of all aspects of safeguarding across the BBC Group, and embedding a framework model to ensure all children on on our internal and collaborative productions are properly safeguarded from any risk. 

Role Responsibility

Main responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Own the reporting mechanism for BBC Safeguarding functions, to produce high quality quarterly metrics, annual reports, risk registers and reviews of key risk controls
  • Conduct assurance visits to third parties and provide post visit reports to  senior management
  • Develop and maintain Safeguarding databases to ensure that all content is easily accessible and supports current guidance
  • Conduct periodic assurance visits and produce a compliance report
  • Ensure Safeguarding processes and practices are being maintained by third parties/indies
  • Be the senior point of escalation for high level Child Protection & Safeguarding investigations, where the Safeguarding Operational Lead requires managerial support
  • Chair the Safeguarding Steering Group at Divisional and central level, and participate as needed in at other steering group and Working With Children advisor meetings
  • Champion child protection and safeguarding networks with external broadcaster and other industry partner, both in the UK and internationally, showcasing best practice and shared
  • learning opportunities.
  • Be the BBC’s point of contact with external regulators and Safeguarding specialists

For full remit please see the appendix section on the attached Job Description 

The Ideal Candidate

We are looking for somebody with the following skills and experiences:

  • Ability to drive strategic vision and change in terms of a proactive response to Safeguarding Governance at the BBC, specifically in relation the conceptual design, rollout and embedding of a Safeguarding assurance process, ensuring a comprehensive end to end oversight and obtain added value to the business with buy in via key stakeholders to maximise 1st line assurance controls at a divisional level .
  • An expert level of knowledge within Safeguarding and the requisite experience to support this having worked across all areas of safeguarding, specifically including complex case handing and  assurance gathering and be used to producing reports and presentations suitable for Executive / Board level. Ideally you will be educated to a masters level or equivalent level of experience and formal qualifications in safeguarding.
  • Ability to lead and embed the internal Safeguarding governance process to incorporate third parties and Indies operating on behalf of the BBC, inviting collaborative and consistent proactive risk identification and mitigation to be operational whilst influencing Safeguarding compliance across the industry, being the BBC’s point of contact for external regulators and Safeguarding leads.

Package Description

Band: E 
Contract type: Permanent 
Location: London

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to

Mae’r sefyllfa gyda’r coronafeirws yn datblygu’n gyflym, ac mae’r BBC yn awyddus i barhau i sicrhau diogelwch a lles pobl ar draws y BBC, gan barhau i warchod ein gwasanaethau hefyd. I leihau’r risg, dim ond y bobl sy’n hanfodol i’n hallbwn darlledu fydd yn cael mynediad i adeiladau’r BBC. O ddydd Mercher 18fed Mawrth ymlaen, bydd pob asesiad a chyfweliad yn cael ei gynnal o bell, nes rhoddir gwybod yn wahanol. I gael mwy o wybodaeth, ewch i

About the Company

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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