PCR2 Independent Reviewer

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Up to £350 per day, plus reasonable expenses

The Past Case Review 2 (PCR2) was launched earlier this year and is due to be completed by December 2020.We are continuing to look for relevantly qualified independent professionals to join our approved list of consultant reviewers for Dioceses.

The purpose of PCR2 is to ensure that all files of clergy and other relevant church officers have been reviewed for evidence of past concerning behaviour or abuse against children or vulnerable adults. Where such concerns are recorded, to then ensure they have been appropriately dealt with.

Please note that entry onto the list does not guarantee that work will be offered to you. Any agreed consultancy contracts are at the discretion of the relevant Diocese and the agreed price cap is £350 per day plus reasonable expenses.

If you or anyone you know has is interested in joining our list of approved reviewers. Please do not hesitate to contact Donald Findlater, the PCR2 Project Manager on Donald.Findlater@churchofengland.org if you have any questions in advance of applying.

The role

PCR2 will identify both good practice and institutional failings in relation to how allegations of abuse have been handled, including through hearing from survivors of abuse.

Learning from PCR2 will inform improvements in the Church of England’s response to concerns and allegations of abuse in future and will help ensure a safer environment for all.

For full information about the PCR2, please visit our website.

The Requirements

  • Manifestly independent of the diocese i.e. not a diocesan church officer or closely involved in the diocese e.g. member of the Synod or Board of Finance
  • Suitably experienced in safeguarding investigative work within a relevant profession e.g. social work, police, law, probation, with the ability to critically evaluate and analyse
  • Possess the inter-personal skills and experience to engage sensitively with victims and survivors
  • Experienced in reviewing cases preferably at IMR/SCR level (these are now referred to as child safeguarding practice reviews)
  • Experienced and competent in risk assessment
  • Experienced in project management
  • Have a good understanding of the process for handling allegations of abuse made in relation to those working with children and vulnerable adults and the associated law and statutory guidance
  • If unfamiliar with the safeguarding policies and procedures of the Church of England, possess the ability to study these and apply them to the cases and files under review.

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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.