The Diocese of Lincoln is seeking to appoint a full time Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser to deliver safeguarding provision across the Diocese through expertise, advice and training. Based in Lincoln, the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA) will be accountable to the Diocesan Bishop and the Diocesan Secretary for providing the leadership and supervision of our well-resourced Diocesan Safeguarding Team to promote the highest standard of safeguarding practice. The work of the team is overseen by a Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP) which has an Independent Chair. The DSA is a member of the Bishop’s Staff.
The DSA’s work will include the design, implementation and improvement of robust safeguarding policies, systems and procedures across the diocese, the provision of information to the DSAP, undertaking and overseeing casework and providing advice, guidance and training in relation to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults to parishes, clergy and Diocesan senior staff. The DSA line-manages an Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, a Case Worker, a Safeguarding Support Case Worker, a Training Co-ordinator and a Team Administrator.
This is an opportunity for a suitably experienced professional with a social work, probation, police or other relevant background to use their skills in a senior role to continue to develop and sustain a culture which ensures that children and vulnerable people are safe in our churches and that those who pose any risk are effectively managed.
General Key Duties:
The DSA will have:
As a DSA in a large voluntary organisation, the role will require a degree of mobility and flexibility, with work undertaken in locations around the Diocese and some meetings or training events taking place during evenings and weekends, for which time off in lieu would need to be taken.
The closing date for applications is: 15 November 2020
Interviews will be held remotely on Tuesday 1 December 2020
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.
Other benefits include:
Please note that remote working is available during the COVID-19 pandemic