To ensure the Diocese maintains the highest standards of safeguarding training delivery by working closely with the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer (DSO) in the development, design and delivery of the safeguarding learning and development framework.
This will be in line with the Church of England policy, procedures and standards. To ensure that any disclosures or concerns raised during the training process are appropriately progressed.
The post holder is an employee of the Diocesan Board of Finance (DBF) and reports to the Diocesan Safeguarding Officer.
It is essential that the Diocesan Safeguarding Learning and Development Officer forms effective working relationships with: DSO and Assistant DSO, the safeguarding administrator, the Diocesan Bishop, the Bishop’s designated safeguarding lead and senior staff, the independent chair of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel, the Dean and the Cathedral staff, those in licensed and authorised ministry and volunteers undertaking safeguarding roles.
Role: Diocesan Safeguarding Learning and Development Officer
Responsible to: Diocesan Safeguarding Officer
Salary: £30, 373. Any changes to this figure will be made by letter. Payment is monthly on the 20th of each month.
Contract: 35 hours a week
Hours: The normal hours are between 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday. Consideration will be given to flexible working arrangements. The role requires some evening and weekend working and working hours will be amended to reflect this. The post holder will be entitled to time off in lieu for attending meetings outside of standard working hours. The post holder may also be required to work additional hours to meet the reasonable requirements of the role. Time off in lieu may be taken at a time to be agreed with their line manager.
Probationary period: Employment is subject to a six-month probationary period. After one month’s service and for the remainder of the role holder’s probationary period employment may be terminated by either party with notice of one week in writing.
The Board reserves the right to extend the probationary period should a satisfactory standard of performance not have been achieved.
Place of work: The main place of work will be The Diocesan Office, The Palace, Peterborough, PE1 1YB. The role holder will be required to attend other parts of the Diocese regularly as part of their role and will require their own vehicle.
Working from home is permitted at times agreed with the DSO.
Pension: Subject to meeting the eligibility criteria the role holder will be automatically enrolled into the Board’s non-contributory pension scheme.
Annual Leave: The holiday year is from 01 January to 31 December each year.
The initial annual entitlement is 25 working days with pay per year. After 10 years’ continuous service at the start of the holiday year the entitlement is increased to 30 days per annum. An additional three days’ leave will be allocated by the Board to be fixed around the Christmas period each year. Details of these additional days will be notified prior to the end of January each year.
Expenses: Mileage and working expenses are paid at Diocesan rates.
Pre-employment checks: Your contract is subject to two satisfactory references and the completion of a confidential self-declaration form and dependent on a clear Disclosure and Barring Service certificate