Associate Head - Child Safety Online Solutions Lab

  • Reference J20056
  • Remuneration £41,736 - £49,101 (dependent on experience)
  • Role/TypePermanent/Full Time
  • LocationHome working, with some travel required

Together, we'll transform the online world, so it's safe for every child to go online

Red Snapper Recruitments RSR Justice and RSR Police teams have joined together on a recruitment campaign for a leading charity that prevent abuse and help rebuild children's lives and support families. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) have for the last 1OO years strived to transform the lives of children suffering abuse.

We now have an exciting opportunity for someone to join NSPCC as the Associate Head for the Child Safety Online Solutions Team. The Child Safety Online Solutions Team works with colleagues across the organisation to ensure frontline practice experience and expertise is embedded in their work and that the voice of children, parents and professionals is integrated into their work.

Do you have a background in Child protection investigations? If you have previously promoted children's wellbeing and protected them from risk of exploitation we would like to hear from you. This role requires the post holder to have detailed knowledge of safeguarding young people and the risk to safety when online.

You will need be a key influencer and an ambassador for the child safety online work. You will work with partner organisations and help them understand their legislative responsibilities and provide advice and guidance on child protection and safeguarding matters.

Job purpose

  • Providing leadership for the NSPCC’s work in the area of child safety online, working with colleagues to turn ideas into reality in order to change the support available for adults to keep children safe, and for children to stay safe online
  • Providing leadership for the design, delivery and communication of all aspects of our strategic partnerships, being a key influencer and an ambassador for the child safety online work the NSPCC does both internally and externally, ensuring that it is communicated coherently and compellingly
  • Leading and driving innovative technical solutions to fight abuse online, such as our pilot with the IWF to help young people remove sexual images of themselves and our work with the Cyberbullying Taskforce to tackle cyberbullying
  • To lead a dedicated, specialise team, you will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of child safety online content, projects and partnerships, internal and external, ensuring accuracy, relevancy and consistency
  • Being an inspirational leadership to colleagues across the NSPCC and externally to integrate online safety expertise in to the planning of activities relating to direct child protection work, fundraising and others.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • To take responsibility for implementing, reviewing, driving and improving the activity the NSPCC undertakes in order to ensure that more children know how to keep themselves safe online and more adults know how to keep children safe online.
  • Ensure that the NSPCC remains focused on the areas where it is able to make the biggest impact for children, and secure impactful long-term partnerships with an appropriate range of partner agencies who can help us deliver wider goals outside of our internal capability.
  • Build and maintain strong and effective strategic relationships with external policy leaders, practitioners, industry representatives and influencers. To build the NSPCC’s profile in child safety online and to identify and exploit opportunities for collaboration and partnership wherever possible, keeping abreast of industry-wide developments and innovations that will have an impact on children’s safety online.
  • To provide inspirational leadership to a multi- disciplinary team charged with devising and communicating new solutions to entrenched child safety online challenges and resolving big challenges facing child protection as a result of developing technologies.

Person specification

  • Demonstrable experience in frontline practice and playing a key role in keeping children safe online
  • Knowledge of current issues, trends and solutions in the child safety online space and how these are applied to practice, with strong commitment to evidence-based practice
  • Evidence of creativity and original thinking, being solutions focused in order to generate imaginative alternative ways of resolving challenges.
  • Experience of managing people and resources, both directly and indirectly, championing high performance, collaboration and solutions
  • Strong project management or case management skills, experience of management across teams and the ability to manage conflicting priorities, time and resource constraints
  • Demonstrable numerical and analytical skills and an ability to think, write and speak clearly about complex issues.
  • Strong influencing skills with a track record of delivering change


If you would like to be considered for this position and have the relevant experience, then please email your CV to

Due to the high volume of applications received, if you do not hear from us within 7 working days, I am afraid your application has been unsuccessful.

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Associate Head - Child Safety Online Solutions Lab

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