Diocesan Safeguarding Manager

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£41,406 (£51,758 FTE)

We are looking to appoint a part-time (28 hours) Safeguarding Manager to provide strategic leadership and management to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team, as it delivers safeguarding, in line with Church of England policy and practice guidance, to ensure that the diocese is a safe environment, especially for children, young people and vulnerable adults.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of managing teams and working within an safeguarding environment whose main function is to protect vulnerable adults, children and young people, as well as an understanding of national and local influences relating to safeguarding.

The post holder will be required to work with a diverse range of clergy, staff, volunteers, and congregations, to ensure that good safeguarding culture is embedded in the diocese.

They must be able to work independently and flexibly, as the role may involve travel across the diocese and occasional evening and weekend working. For this reason, access to their own transport is essential.

The main responsibilities of this position are:

  • To be a strategic manager for the diocese in the delivery of safeguarding for the diocese.
  • To respond to national church safeguarding policy and initiatives, and to devise local interpretations and frameworks for the delivery of these.
  • To be a link with non-church statutory agencies.
  • To devise and deliver through the Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer, safeguarding training in accordance with the latest national frameworks.
  • To manage and oversee the work of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisers in the day-to-day tasks and management of cases in the diocese.

Please see attached documents.

The ideal candidate should have:

Relevant professional qualification or equivalent (for example, social care or criminal justice), with current professional registration where applicable.

Experience of managing staff and coordinating a team as well as extensive practitioner and managerial experience of safeguarding of children and adults at a local level including strategic development of safeguarding capabilities and practice.

Experience of working with a range of statutory and non-statutory organisations in managing or contributing to safeguarding including the managing allegations against employees, office holders and volunteers.

Experience of communications and external stakeholder management on safeguarding issues.

Strong verbal communications skills and ability to produce clear written records and reports.

Please see attached documents.

The strategic framework for the diocese is established in our Live|Pray|Serve strategy which sets out the priorities for the diocese. Through these commitments, we plan for the diocese to grow in depth, impact and number. All work to fulfil those commitments is driven and informed by our diocesan values of being courageous, collaborative, generous, resourceful and pioneering. Those values shape how we approach our work both collectively and as individuals.

The Interviews for this post will be held on Wednesday 1st December by zoom.