Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer

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£23,909 - £27,139

Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer

Part time – 24.5 hours per week (Hybrid and Flexible working)

Salary range: £23,909 - £27,139 (FTE: £34,157 – £38,771)

We are recruiting for a new post to join our small but busy Safeguarding team. The role will lead in developing, designing and delivering diocesan safeguarding training to diocesan and parish staff and volunteers across the diocese, both face to face and virtually.

The successful applicant should be an excellent communicator with a background in safeguarding and proven experience in developing and leading training both in person and online. Candidates must have excellent organisational skills with the ability to plan and manage a busy workload. Excellent administrative skills are essential in order to meet legislative and regulatory requirements for training attendance and record keeping. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS check.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop, design, and deliver an appropriate and high-quality programme of safeguarding training in conjunction with the Lead Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, for all licensed, authorised, and other identified accountable roles within the Diocese. This training will primarily be delivered via Zoom or other medium as well as some face to face.
  • Take the lead on the delivery of training, particularly to clergy and lay people in licensed and authorised ministries, commissioning training to wider groups where required.
  • Gain good understanding of existing training provisions and guidelines and develop a Training Needs Analysis and training plan for the Diocese.
  • Undertake continual evaluation, review and monitoring of the training programme and other training materials so that they are kept up to date with new legislation, guidelines and best practice in safeguarding.
  • Ensure efficient communication and administration of training events to ensure they run effectively, and training records are maintained.

The Diocese is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All post holders and volunteers are expected to share this commitment.

What we can offer:

  • Flexible working, Hybrid working and TOIL
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Contributary pension scheme
  • Access to an Employee Assistance programme and counselling service

The wider a group’s diversity, the smarter, wiser, and more compassionate and creative its decision making becomes.

We are committed to achieving diversity throughout our Diocese by seeking UKME/GMH colleagues and those from a wide-range of backgrounds, to help us create a culture of inclusion and belonging.

Interviews to be held on: Monday 17th July 2023

If you have any questions about the role or application process, please contact: Greg Barry, Lead Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser greg.barry@rochester.anglican.org or call 01634 560000