Associate to Support the National Safeguarding Panel

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The day rate is £350 plus reasonable expenses

The Church of England National Safeguarding Panel provides high level expertise and advice to the Church on safeguarding. With an independent chair, three representatives of survivor organisations and experts in adult and children’s safeguarding and working with offenders, the panel also scrutinises the Church’s policies, practices and procedures.

The panel meets 6 times a year for three hours in London, usually in Church House. During the current epidemic, meetings are being held via Zoom. Each meeting an issue is considered in depth and relevant people invited to be asked questions. This part of the meeting usually lasts about 90 minutes. We are seeking an associate to support this aspect of the panel’s work. The associate may also be asked to assist with other work such as panel responses to consultations from the Church.

The associate will work closely with the Chair of the Panel and the Director of Safeguarding. The expected time commitment is 2- 3 days per panel meeting, with a maximum of 15 per annum.

More information on the National Safeguarding Panel can be found here

For further information on the issues examined to date see the blog of the National Safeguarding Panel, Meg Munn

To have a telephone discussion about the role with the panel chair please email your contact details to Tracey Etsiakoh

To apply

Please send your CV with an expression of interest to by closing date.

Please include an example of written work, no longer than 4 A4 pages, where you have summarised a complex issue or a large document.

The main responsibilities are:

  • Produce a concise briefing for panel members summarising key documents and other relevant information
  • Where necessary seek out information to improve briefings
  • Identify key issues requiring scrutiny and draft potential questions for panel members to ask
  • Attend the panel meeting, produce a note of the discussion and any recommendations made by the panel
  • Assist the panel in following up recommendations to determine the impact of the panel’s work

The ideal candidates should have;

  • A good understanding of safeguarding issues
  • Excellent written skills and ability to summarise complex issues
  • Ability to work to deadlines

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