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Role: Safeguarding and EDIB assessment
Contract: Consultancy

Do you want to help tackle UK poverty?

One in five people among us, over 14 million in total across the UK, are unable to thrive because of a lack of money. Turn2us exists to help people struggling to make ends meet. We do this by giving direct financial help through our own charitable grants; supporting people to increase their income through benefits, grants and other support; and by highlighting ways to reduce essential costs.

Safeguarding involves protecting personnel, children, adults, and service users from any harm or abuse arising from each other, themselves, our activities, or organisational failings whilst in contact with Turn2us. Our safeguarding approach at Turn2us covers our policies, the way we work, and our organisation’s culture. We want all of these to work together in order to prevent and respond to safeguarding issues in an effective way. 

Turn2us is recruiting a consultant that will be responsible for assessing how effective our safeguarding framework is in considering approaches to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging (EDIB).

We want to make sure a wide variety of voices are heard and that we're doing safeguarding that works for, and represents, the people we come into contact with. Turn2us is committed to building EDIB at every level, adopting an intersectional approach to tackling inequalities and exclusion in relation to all characteristics, and understanding how this relates to safeguarding. By acknowledging intersectionality and EDIB in our safeguarding work, we can better understand people’s varied experiences of harm, how Turn2us can best empower people to protect their rights, and how to ensure we do not discriminate in our safeguarding work. 

The consultant will work to include Coproduction Partners who have lived experience of financial hardship, service users, and staff to gauge their opinions and understand what EDIB in safeguarding means to them, and how this relates to their experiences of safeguarding at Turn2us to date. By working in partnership and coproduction, Turn2us’s strategy, services, and outcomes will more fully reflect what people want and need. We particularly welcome applications from anyone who has their own lived experience of poverty, or financial hardship.

This is a key role for an ambitious charity and at an exciting time of change and growth.  If you wish to be part of that, and to help improve the lives of people across the UK, we look forward to hearing from you.

How to apply:


Read the full Terms of Reference for this role, and further information on the work of Turn2us.

Application documents must be submitted no later than 14 August 2022 to recruitment@turn2us.org.uk specifying “Turn2us Safeguarding and EDIB assessment” in the subject line.

The application should include:

•    Complete CV for each applicant (including links to/attachments of any similar previous work carried out)
•    A proposal for how the work would be carried out (maximum of 2 pages)
•    A detailed budget including suggested days required, fees, and activity costs (including VAT)
•    A minimum of 2 referees for each applicant

If you have any questions about the Terms of Reference or this piece of work, and would like to seek any clarifications before submitting a full application, please feel free to contact Andrew May (Safeguarding Manager) at andrew.may@turn2us.org.uk.

Turn2us is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from members of all communities.