Trustee Safeguarding Lead

Trustee Safeguarding Lead

At a glance


  • Governance
  • Strategic development and planning
  • Safeguarding


London, E1W 2SF
Mainly at home


Mostly outside office hours Estimate of time needed:
1-3 hours / week
Our Board meets four times a year, either remotely or at Settle’s offices and has an away day once a year.


31 Jul 2024

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Settle is a charity that supports young adults as they leave the care system and move into their first home. Our preventative approach to homelessness helps care-experienced young people to make long-lasting changes and thrive.

What will you be doing?

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.

What are we looking for?

We need ambitious, compassionate people who are committed to Settle’s mission to drive the organisation forward. Trustees are the guardians of our vision, values and strategy.

Their role is to support and challenge the executive leadership team to deliver these and to act in the best interests of the charity.

We would like to receive applications from those who fulfil the following criteria:

  • An understanding of and passion for Settle's mission and values
  • Experienced in safeguarding, ideally at a senior level in a medium - large sized charity or local government
  • Demonstrable experience of building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders and colleagues to achieve organisational objectives.
  • A proven track record of sound judgement and effective decision making.
  • A history of impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences.
  • A track record of commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion.

What difference will you make?

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.

Before you apply

Please apply via Reach in the first instance. 

  • Children / families
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Local / community
  • Young people
  • Organisation type: 

    Settle is an award-winning charity that supports young people moving into their first home. Our mission is to break the cycle of youth homelessness by equipping young people with the life skills...