The Church of England is committed to safeguarding as an integral part of the life and ministry of the Church. Our diocesan Safeguarding team is the key element in delivering on this commitment.
Each parish is run by its own Parochial Church Council (PCC), and we provide advice, resources and training to support the clergy and churches in those parishes. We are currently seeking to grow and develop this important function, with an opportunity for an experienced and motivated administrator to help shape our work in this new role.
The Safeguarding team currently comprises two full-time safeguarding professionals. We are supplementing the team with this dedicated training post and additional administrative support.
The purpose of the Safeguarding Administrator role is to provide important administrative support to the team. This will involve maintaining office systems in support of the work of the Safeguarding Advisers, as well as enabling and taking notes at both strategic and operational safeguarding group meetings.
The post is available 21 hours per week, spread across five days per week to enable our operations, but with some flexibility on working hours to meet the needs of the post-holder. An appointment will be made on the basis of a two-year, fixed-term contract, pending a future review of how this support is provided.
The team is based at our diocesan office, located at Clifton Moor in York. Led by Canon Peter Warry, Diocesan Secretary and Chief Executive, our teams provide a range services in support of the mission and ministry of our clergy, churches, parishes and schools. This includes education, training, property, finance, HR and communications.
Duties will include:
This work will involve issues of a sensitive nature. The post-holder will therefore be expected to maintain complete confidentiality and integrity at all times.
To be successful in the role, you will be a highly organised individual with experience of working in a busy office environment. You will have strong people skills, and be able to work with a high degree of professionalism, discretion and sensitivity. You will have empathy with the Christian faith, and be able to work well within the culture and structures of the Church of England.