Education & Qualifications
- Degree level
- Relevant professional qualification or equivalent (for example, social care or criminal justice), with current professional registration where applicable.
- The equivalent of level 3 or above training accreditation in child or adult protection with ability to demonstrate transferrable knowledge across the client groups.
- Extensive experience of safeguarding of children and adults.
- Experience of undertaking work at a strategic level including budget management and of contributing to policy and practice development and implementation.
- Experience of working on and managing cases involving the statutory response to the protection of children/adults;
- Experience of applying policies, procedures and good practice in relation to the safeguarding and protection of children/adults;
- Understanding of the broader safeguarding field including its social and political context.
- Strong verbal communications skills and ability to produce clear written records and report.
- Ability to work sensitively with survivors, those who are subject to allegations and/or those that may pose a risk.
- Ability to manage and analyse complex and sensitive information and assess risk.
- Ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to influence improvements to practice.
- Demonstrable ability to be part of and contribute to a wider team as part of a large national institution and to work collegially with specialist and non-specialist colleagues.
- Ability to deliver or contribute directly to the delivery of safeguarding training to safeguarding professionals as well as other stakeholders.
The Church of England operates through 42 dioceses, or administrative regions, each under the care of its own Diocesan Bishop. The Diocese of Derby consists of the County of Derbyshire except for a small area in the north, and a small area of Staffordshire. The Church offers its ministry to all members of the community, in this case covering a population of around one million. Within the Diocese there are 250 parishes and 330 church buildings served by approximately 140 paid clergy. There are also 111 church schools within the Diocese. The recently appointed Bishop of Derby will be implementing a new vision for the diocese in 2020.