The Diocese of Lincoln is looking to recruit a Safeguarding Caseworker to serve in the diocesan safeguarding team. Serving alongside the diocesan safeguarding adviser and 2 other safeguarding professional team members, this post offers an exciting opportunity to serve the diocese, its parishes and people by ensuring consistently high quality safeguarding advice and support is available for all clergy and church officers.
Interviews will be held via a suitable remote platform w/c 22 June 2020
This post is essential to support the casework of the Diocese of Lincoln’s Safeguarding Team.
In order for the team to maintain it’s capacity and respond in a timely manner it is essential that the applicant is proactive and can offer sound advice and judgement to those who rely on our professional safeguarding advice.
We are looking for someone with a professional background in safeguarding children and adults. You will be an experienced risk assessor who is able to provide evidence based assessments and professional safeguarding advice to clergy and church officers across Greater Lincolnshire. A specific part of this role will be working with police and probation offender managers to enable those who pose a risk, to safely practice their faith and receive support and care in a parish context.
The ideal candidate will be a professional with a skill in thinking on their feet. They will need to be a team player and have a clear understanding of working together to promote safeguarding. They will need to be adept at following procedure and willing to embrace the challenges which they may face.
The diocesan offices of Edward King House are situated by the medieval Bishop’s Palace in the historic Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln. Edward King House was formerly the home of Bishop Edward King, Bishop of Lincoln between 1885 and 1910. A beautiful Grade II-listed building, a feature of Edward King House is St Hugh’s Chapel, which provides the setting for regular services.
The diocesan offices are overlooked by the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral and they are close to Lincoln Castle, home of the 1215 Magna Carta and the 1217 Charter of the Forest, plus many shops, eateries and further places of local history and interest.
Other benefits include:
Annual leave of 25 days per annum, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro rata)
Up to 4 non-contractual days of holiday gifted between Christmas and New Year (when the offices are closed)
A half-day holiday on Maundy Thursday
Competitive pension scheme with Royal London
Life insurance of three times annual salary
Occupational sick pay (staged) after 6 months
Weekly Eucharist held in St Hugh’s Chapel, which is optional for all staff
Supported continuing professional development linked with job role and professional development
Weekly social gathering for staff (‘Cofftea’)
The Diocese of Lincoln is the Church of England in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.
The diocese covers 2,673 square miles and has a population of 943,000. There are around 31,000 people on the Church Electoral Rolls. There are more than 220 clergy and lay workers serving 240 benefices with 514 parishes and 630 church buildings.
The diocesan central office is at Edward King House in Lincoln. There is a staff team at Edward King House that works to support the life and ministry of the diocese.