The ability of charitable organizations to prevent abuse and exploitation across their operations has been the subject of intense media and political scrutiny. While a few organizations have been singled out for particular criticism, there is growing recognition that keeping people safe requires a sector-wide commitment to improving practices. This includes ensuring that funders promote safeguarding within their own organizations and support improvements in practice within the organizations they fund.
The Funder Safeguarding Collaborative (FSC), launched in March 2021, promotes collaboration, listening, and learning among funders with the aim of strengthening safeguarding practices globally. Founded by Comic Relief, Global Fund for Children, National Lottery Community Fund, Oak Foundation and Porticus, the FSC brings together a broad range of grant making institutions who are committed to improving practices that keep people safe from harm and abuse. We promote positive change through three mutually reinforcing strategies:
The work of the FSC is underpinned by our five core values:
Purpose of the Consultancy
Reflecting the FSC’s commitment to listening and learning, the Learning Partner will support the FSC to embed a learning culture across all aspects of our work. As this is a new initiative, the consultant will be responsible for developing a comprehensive learning framework that allows us to document what we are doing and to understand whether our work is achieving the desired changes (or not) and why.
In line with our values, we anticipate a collaborative and co-creative approach. Reporting to FSC Director, the consultant will accompany the FSC team over an 18month period to help us implement the learning framework and embed intentional learning and reflection practices in our ways of working together.
The consultancy will take place over an 18month period starting in August 2021 until January 2023. The consultancy is remote based, with regular remote communication with other members of the FSC team.
Initial development: August – September 2021
Accompaniment: October 2021 – December 2022
Reflection and Review: January 2023
Desired Qualifications, Experience and Skills
The ability of charitable organizations to prevent abuse and exploitation across their operations has been the subject of intense media and political scrutiny. While a few organizations have been singled out for particular criticism…
The FSC is nested within founding member Global Fund for Children who provide administrative support and technical expertise to develop and grow the Collaborative. The successful consultant or consultancy team will be contracted by Global Fund for Children.
To apply, please submit the following to email@example.com, with “FSC Learning Partner” in the subject line:
The position is available for immediate hire and applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible. Applications submitted after 30th June 2021 will not be considered. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
If you have any questions about the consultancy prior to applying, please submit them in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject line "FSC Learning Partner Inquiry”.
The FSC is nested within founding member Global Fund for Children who provide administrative support and technical expertise to develop and grow the Collaborative. The…