- Exceptional opportunity to join one of Australia’s leading Non-for-profits, Oxfam Australia.
- Permanent, Full-time, 35 hours per week
- Melbourne based
At Oxfam Australia, we believe all lives are equal and no-one should live in poverty. We are a member of Oxfam International, a global confederation working with partners and local communities in 87 countries.
Would you like to join this global movement of people working together to eliminate the inequalities that keep people in poverty?
Oxfam Australia is looking for an enthusiast Safeguarding Lead to join People and Planning Team.
Why you will love working at Oxfam
As part of People and Planning team, you will use your skills, qualifications, lived experience and initiative to tackle inequality and flight poverty. Yes, you read that right, lived experience and initiative, because it is not all about key selection criteria.
Are you re-entering the workforce after a career break? Don’t worry! We are looking for people with a fire in their belly and a commitment to ending poverty. As long as you know your subject matter, we can teach you the other stuff and show you what’s happened while you were away.
To support Oxfam Australia (OAU) to fulfil its obligations in relation to the safeguarding of children, young people and adults and support the creation of a positive safeguarding culture where safeguarding best practice is embedded throughout all of our work in this highly regarded mission driven organisation that is keen to transform to meet expectations and obligations.
At Oxfam, Safeguarding covers any form of child abuse or sexual exploitation, sexual abuse or harassment perpetrated by anyone representing us towards others in our domestic and overseas work. Whilst this role sits within OAU, it plays a crucial role in the Oxfam Safeguarding Shared Services delivery of Oxfam’s Safeguarding strategy, policies, procedures and training.
Desired Skills and Experience
A little about you (the key selection criteria)
- Significant experience in a Safeguarding Lead role or similar discipline (child protection, gender)
- Evidence of working collaboratively with colleagues domestically and internationally to raise awareness and to strengthen Safeguarding systems and practices
- Experience in working with and reporting to Donors for Safeguarding reporting obligations
- Confident communicator with proven facilitation experience in delivering Safeguarding training and workshops
- Has experience in Safeguarding case management and investigations.
We can offer you
- A base salary of $124,267 plus superannuation, superior leave benefits and access to generous non-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,450 of your salary tax-free).
- The opportunity to use your talents and expertise to make a positive impact around the world.
- We value flexibility and seek to support our people to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.
- Cultural leave
- Superannuation matching
Our culture is shaped by our values, which reinforce what we care about and how we do things, not just what we do. Our five core values of Accountability, Empowerment, Equality, Inclusiveness and Sustainability drive everything we do at Oxfam.
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. Therefore, our people are required to comply with the One Oxfam Child Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policies and sign the Oxfam Australia Child Safeguarding and One Oxfam Employee Codes of Conduct.
How to Apply
Complete the online application form, then, as three separate documents, upload:
- Your CV
- A cover letter that tells us why you want to join Oxfam Australia, and how your professional history and lived experience makes you the right candidate.
- Your response to the selection criteria outlined in the advertisement in under 1000 words
- Here is the link to the Position Description
- Applications close on Thursday, 7 November 2023.
Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We care deeply about creating a safe and inclusive workplace where our people feel valued, respected and impowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and encourage applicants with personal experience of the forms of injustice we seek to address to apply for opportunities at Oxfam Australia.
Applicants will be required to show proof of their right to work in Australia with the subject to satisfactory clearance of a Police Records Check, and Counter Terrorism and Aid Diversion Check.
We give priority to protecting the health, safety and wellbeing of our people, supporters, and the communities we work with. If successful you may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination or approved medical contraindication prior to commencing employment with Oxfam Australia.