Associate to Support the National Safeguarding Panel

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Westminster, London
House for Duty
The day rate is £350 plus expenses

The Church of England National Safeguarding Panel provides high level expertise and advice to the Church on safeguarding. With an independent chair, three representatives of survivor organisations and experts in adult and children’s safeguarding and working with offenders, the panel also scrutinises the Church’s policies, practices and procedures. Recently the panel has adopted a new way of working. This is akin to the work of Parliament’s select committees.

The panel meets 6 times a year for three hours in London, usually in Church House. Each meeting an issue is considered in depth and relevant people are invited to be asked questions. This part of the meeting usually lasts about 90 minutes. To improve the effectiveness of the panel, we are seeking an associate to support this aspect of the panel’s work

The associate will work closely with the Chair of the Panel and the Director of Safeguarding.

The expected time commitment is 2-3 days per panel meeting (up to 15 days per annum). The day rate for this is £350 plus expenses as appropriate.

Further information

More information on the National Safeguarding Panel can be found here

For further information on the issues examined to date see the blog of the National Safeguarding Panel, Meg Munn

To have a telephone discussion about the role with the panel chair please email your contact details to Catherine Truelove (Human Resources) at

To apply

Please send your CV with an expression of interest to  by 9am, Monday 16 September 2019.  

Please include a written example of a piece of research or policy work that you have been engaged in – suitably redacted if necessary.

Key tasks

  • Produce a concise briefing for panel members summarising key documents and other relevant information
  • Where necessary seek out information to improve the briefing
  • Identify key issues requiring scrutiny and draft potential questions for panel members to ask
  • Attend the panel meeting, produce a note of the discussion and any recommendations made by the panel


  • A good understanding of safeguarding issues
  • Excellent written skills and ability to summarise complex issues
  • Ability to work to deadlines

We in the National Church Institutions support the mission and ministries of the Church all over England. We work with parishes, dioceses (regional offices), schools, other ministries and our partners at a national and international level.

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We follow these three values in everything we do, whether we are of Christian faith, another faith or no faith. To learn more about working for National Church Institutions and our benefits, please click here

As we are a member of the Armed Forces Covenant, we welcome all applications from those you have served in our Armed Forces and their families

We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from people, regardless of their background. As a Disability Confident committed employer, it is important to note that there may be occasions where it is not practical or appropriate to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria* due to high volume. We limit the amount of interviews conducted to five applicants per open post we advertise. 

*Where applicable depending on post requirements.