Safeguarding Coordinator

Part time

About the role

The Safeguarding Coordinator is responsible for supporting and implementing quality safeguarding practices across the organisation. The role will focus on embedding and supporting the operationalisation of the NSW Child Safe standards and other safeguarding principles for vulnerable people.

This is a part-time role of 3 or 4 days per week (0.6 - 0.8 FTE) on a 12-month contract.

The core responsibilities of the role are

  • Project management and development of safeguarding resources
  • Monitor and respond to internal child protection reporting
  • Provide subject matter advice, guidance and skill development to people on matters relating to safeguarding practices including relevant legislation and practice standards
  • Identify and support the implementation of safeguarding strategies within WAGEC's services
  • Proactively contribute to WAGEC’s overall culture and impact

Please read the full job description here.

About you

  • You're dedicated to supporting positive outcomes for all children
  • You have solid experience working in child-protection and/or with vulnerable families and young people
  • You're an experienced project manager, able to balance competing priorities, work to deadlines and deliver on outcomes
  • You have strong interpersonal skills, you're able to collaborate across teams and deliver training on systems and processes
  • With your high-quality written, research and analytical skills, you're able to translate best practice into clear, accessible policies and procedures
  • You comprehensively understand how to work from a trauma-informed, client-centred approach
  • Knowledge of child-centred, best practice frameworks, including NSW legislation and Child Safe Standards is highly desirable

How to apply

Please read the full job description here and check out our range of services at

Please send your current resume and a brief cover letter outlining what you could bring to this role and your current availability to 

*If you think you have what it takes to do this role but don’t meet our selection criteria, please get in touch anyway to discuss your situation. We recognise that sometimes the right candidate for a job is based in personal qualities not just qualifications.*

For any questions or enquiries, or if you would like assistance in applying, please contact Andrea Watkins, Director of People and Culture via or 0437615061.

Our ethical stance

WAGEC is entitled to employ only female and transgender-female staff, due to the nature of our service, under the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 (NSW) Section 31.

And when we say ‘women’, we mean all womankind including women of diverse gender and sexualities. We strongly encourage women with lived experience, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women of all cultures and identities to apply. 

At WAGEC we are committed to caring for our people to help them excel in the work they do. Our additional employee benefits include:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Salary packaging options 
  • 2 days of paid well-being leave each year
  • $500 self-care allowance each year
  • Access to EAP and monthly clinical supervision
  • Professional development opportunities and leave.