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Regional Safeguarding Director, Southeast Asia, Middle East & India

Date:  14 Jun 2024

Ho Chi Minh City, VN

Job ID:  3000
School:  Regional Office (South East Asia)
Company:  Nord Anglia Education


You will support our schools around the world to operate the highest standards of safeguarding.
The role entails reviewing annual safeguarding self-assessments and validating results through in-person visits and online review meetings. You will support and hold schools accountable for rectifying identified areas of concern, working with the school safeguarding lead, principal, and other school staff. You will support schools during a crisis or emergency, working with the school and Group Head of Safeguarding, Group Head of Communications and COO.
As an experienced safeguarding leader, you will work collaboratively with the Group Head of Safeguarding to deliver Level 3 safeguarding training across the region and ensure colleagues have up to date information on policies and best practice. NAE has a strong focus on wellbeing and you will work alongside school and central colleagues to promote and drive wellbeing initiatives across the region.
As a data informed organisation, you will be responsible for reviewing school safeguarding data, identifying patterns or anomalies, and supporting schools to make changes that positively impact students or staff. You will support the due diligence process for potential acquisitions and guide new schools through the transition process, ensuring they adopt NAE policies and practice in a timely and safe manner.
You will be an ambassador for the region, participating in activities that further enhance the experience for schools. A genuine team-player, you’ll work across our global organisation to bring the vision and mission of Nord Anglia to life and show how we’re shaping a future generation of resilient, global citizens



You’ll develop highly collaborative relationships that can provide support and constructive challenge to leaders in school.

You’ll bring credibility, expertise and insight to the role, building high-trust relationships with schools that support school leaders in enhancing school quality and capacity for excellence.


You’ll be outstanding in everything you do. You’ll build great relationships right across Nord Anglia and beyond, to execute our plans.

Detailed JD can be found here.

PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS – Skills, Knowledge and Experience

•An excellent understanding and experience of safeguarding, child protection and wellbeing practice in schools.
•An excellent understanding and experience of safeguarding and wellbeing in a school environment.
•Comfortable working with complex data sets.
•Excellent organisational skills with the ability to deliver on immediate priorities and plan for future needs.
•Highly developed interpersonal skills and a collaborative approach to work.
•Ability to work independently, displaying initiative and creativity.
•Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
•Able to prioritise, meet targets within deadlines and surpass expectations.
•Strong team player able to put the team’s needs above one’s own when required to do so.
•Personal resilience and an ability to support other DSLs with difficult situations.
•Good cross-cultural, interpersonal and communication skills to interact with diverse nationalities and cultures.
•Results orientated with the ability to consistently map efforts against identified KPIs.
•You’d like to work in a purpose-led sector.


As our team-mate, here’s what we expect:
•You love being part of a team – it’s what gets you up in the morning.
•You run it like you own it – always driving for results and building great relationships across Nord Anglia
•You get the job done – every time and always to the deadline, and it’s always excellent.
•You’re entrepreneurial – you’re agile and always finding opportunities to do things differently and better.
•You’re resilient – you’ll speak up and speak the truth as a trusted advisor.
•You’re humble – you’ll know what you’re great at, and where you’re not quite so strong.
•You’re a listener – so you really understand what’s being said.
•You’re calm under pressure – you’ll keep cool when the going gets tough and know when to slow down your thinking.
•You get the job done – to outstanding levels of quality, every time and always to the deadline

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