Excellent Safeguarding policies, processes and practices are central to the mission and ministry of this large diocese covering South London and East Surrey. We are seeking a highly experienced safeguarding practitioner, ideally with relevant leadership experience, to lead and manage a well-respected team, and ensure that the diocese maintains the highest standards of protection for children and vulnerable adults. Safeguarding policies and arrangements are currently subject to review by the Church of England nationally, and the diocese is seeking a colleague who will enable the diocese to develop its staff and volunteers across the diocese as polices evolve.
The Diocese of Southwark, founded in 1905, forms part of the Province of Canterbury in England and is part of the wider Church of England, in turn part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Diocese covers primarily the area of Greater London which is south of the Thames, together with the eastern part of the county of Surrey. It is one of the largest dioceses in terms of population and parishes as well as one of the most diverse.As a Diocese, we celebrate churches, worshipping communities and fresh expressions of Church, across the full spectrum of traditions, that speak well of each other and support each other as together we seek to deliver our key objectives.
Our vision is founded on mutual commitment from all who make up the Diocesan family to walk together in the pilgrimage of faith, supporting, encouraging and resourcing each other in our common task.