Safeguarding Co-ordinator Fit for Mission

Posted 10 days agoExpires in 5 days
St James House, 20 St James Road, Liverpool
Equivalent of or £200 per day rate depending on contract

To facilitate the transition of Safeguarding procedures and practice as parishes move to working together in a single larger parish, in St Helens and West Derby.

Day rate: £200 per day + expenses by agreement (zero hours contract or freelance, depending on personal circumstances)

Expected number of days per month: around 4 but may vary

Accountable to: Transformation Manager (progress) and Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (technical)

Flexible working by agreement. Some evenings and weekend meetings will be required.

Free on-site parking at St James’ House

The successful candidate will require their own transport

Start date: As soon as available. End Date: December 2023

This part time fixed term role will assist current parish Safeguarding teams to transition to working as a team in the larger parish.

  • To coordinate the implementation of existing Diocesan and National Safeguarding Procedures into the larger parish, ensuring successful transition to the new way of working.
  • To regularly liaise and update the Diocesan Safeguarding Team and the FfM Transformation Manager with the transition status relating to safeguarding.
  • To mentor any newly formed worship communities to advise and/or signpost them to appropriate resources and guidance during the transition period.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Understands and is familiar with the Church of England Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
  • Has project/change management experience
  • Is flexible in their working arrangements (some meetings may require evening meetings)
  • Is able to commute to the FfM Parishes and St James House Liverpool 1.
  • Has excellent communication skills
  • Good IT skills including Microsoft Office suite / Teams.
  • Is able to work autonomously, is resilient and manages workload effectively and efficiently.

What we offer:

  • A varied role with support to learn and to put your project management and communication skills in to practice
  • You will be a part of a fun and friendly team with a shared sense of purpose

If Zero hours contract:

  • Employee Assistance Programme giving you 24-hour access to support for your health and wellbeing
  • Discount in Cathedral shop and bistro
  • Free on-site parking, secure bike storage and easy access to public transport

Diversity and inclusion are very important to us at Liverpool Diocese and we want everyone to be themselves at work with a culture that includes everyone. Our policies ensure that every candidate and employee are treated fairly and with equal opportunities.

About the Diocese of Liverpool

The Diocese of Liverpool is the Church of England in a corner of the north west with churches from Southport to Widnes; Wigan to Warrington and throughout the city of Liverpool all working their hardest to fulfil our vision of asking God for a bigger church making a bigger difference with more people knowing Jesus and more justice in the world.

As we work towards that vision we have four priorities

  1. Introducing people to Jesus
  2. Deepening discipleship
  3. Developing Christian leaders
  4. Working for justice

The diocesan offices provide essential support services to our parishes with many specialist staff offering expert support to our frontline parishes. We have a reputation for being a creative organisation securing national church backing for a range of innovative projects.

We are a small, supportive team offering a flexible approach. We have adopted a hybrid model balancing office based with home-based working. We are serious about the work life balance with generous holiday allowances and access to an Employee Assistance Programme. Diocesan staff have a strong working relationship with Liverpool Cathedral and our offices sit in the shadow of this magnificent iconic building.

For more information visit our website

About Fit for Mission

The Diocese of Liverpool is embarking on Fit for Mission, a six-year strategic transformation programme to support our vision of asking God for a bigger church to make a bigger difference. The goal of Fit for Mission is to enable all parishes, church plants, fresh expressions, schools and chaplaincies to fulfil God’s mission and to make new disciples where they are.

The Fit for Mission programme will provide focus and support to work together to face the significant issues that hold back mission and growth.

Fit for Mission will support each deanery in the Diocese of Liverpool to create their own future. There are six elements to this, and for each of them the programme will make available help and specialist resource.

  1. A focus on developing our discipleship culture through training and support, including delivering ‘Cultivate’, a successful Local Missional Leadership programme. Resulting in hundreds of newly planted worship communities and justice initiatives.
  2. Creating core support-services in deaneries to support and resource your mission
  3. Creating missional leadership teams of lay and ordained people over larger areas with responsibility for specific mission and worship communities.
  4. Developing agreed mutual support and accountability structures for all leaders.
  5. Work towards each deanery having one or two Larger Parishes. Fewer parishes, but more worshipping communities and more justice initiatives. Less bureaucracy, more mission. With a local strategic approach, more diversity of worship will be possible.
  6. Making sure buildings are fit for purpose, with buildings expertise available to assist in making good decisions on use, investment, or closure.

Earth Justice is integral to Fit for Mission, being high on the priorities of young people, as well as a mandate set out by national synod. The Diocese of Liverpool has a strategy that sets out how we propose to meet our carbon net zero targets by 2030. This reinforces our objective to be a sustainable flourishing church equipped for the future.

For more information on Fit for Mission go to

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Darran Draper at

Closing date 4th June 2023.