Project Manager - Safeguarding

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Fixed Term Full Time

Safeguarding is an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. The Diocese of London is committed to the 'whole church' approach to safeguarding adopted by the Church of England which aims to ensure a consistent approach as we work to create a safer culture. Everyone involved in church activities across the Diocese and who may come into contact with children, young people and adults has a role to play as we take steps to maintain a safer environment for all.

The project manager will deliver the Past Cases Review project (PCR2) commissioned by the Bishop of London, working with the PCR2 Reference Group and the Diocesan Safeguarding Team to complete a review of all clergy and church officer cases since 2007. The role is fixed-term until 30th December 2020.

The role will require the coordination of internal resources and third parties/parishes for the execution of the project in line with national practice guidance, ensuring that the project is delivered to an excellent standard, on-time, within scope and within budget.

Under the direction of the Director of HR and Safeguarding and the Safeguarding Manager, the role is required to develop the existing project plan, monitor and track progress and manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques.

The progress and performance of the project will be measured using performance using appropriate tools and techniques and issues escalated to the Director and Manager as needed.

The post holder will be expected to work with the Safeguarding Manager to:

  • Act as the contact point for the Past Cases Review (PCR2);
  • Lead on the implementation of PCR2;
  • Support the PCR Reference Group through the life of the project, ensuring that the Diocese continues to build a positive safeguarding culture and that all worshipping communities and church-based activities within the Diocese are safe spaces;
  • Provide strategic leadership and performance management of the project;
  • Ensure that the DST, parishes and all agencies work to complete the project stages;
  • Provide project quality assurance and ensure robust audits are conducted;
  • Manage the Project Administrator.

The essential skills for the role include:

  • Organisational skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Communication skills
  • Teamworking skills
  • Diplomacy
  • Ability to motivate people
  • Management and leadership skills.


You will have significant experience of working in a social care/local authority environment with lots of related knowledge and skills to bring to the project including safeguarding and project management experience.

Qualifications and training required

An industry qualification, such as PRINCE2, 'Agile' project management and those offered by the Association for Project Management (APM).

At the London Diocesan Fund (LDF) we seek to do everything we can to support the mission and growth of the Church of England in London. The Diocese of London comprises of c400 parishes north of the River Thames and within the M25 motorway.