Safeguarding Team Leader

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The Diocese of Leeds wishes to appoint a Safeguarding Team Leader to the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. Safeguarding is an integral part of the mission and ministry of the Diocese of Leeds and we believe everyone involved in church activities has a role to play as we deliver our commitment to creating a safer culture and a responsive service for all.

Being educated to degree level or equivalent, with a relevant professional qualification, the successful applicant will need to ensure the provision of safeguarding advice and guidance to the Bishop of Leeds, his leadership team and parishes whilst reviewing and developing diocesan policy, procedures and good practice guidelines. They must have extensive experience of safeguarding of children and adults and will need to ensure that the Diocese is responsive to the needs of individuals involved in safeguarding issues, giving particular attention to the needs of those who have survived abuse.

For more information on safeguarding in the Diocese of Leeds, please view our web page:

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A competitive package includes a competitive salary, flexi-time scheme, reimbursement of car and travelling expenses, an 8% non-contributory pension with an additional 5% matched contributions, hybrid working (50%), and 30 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays and four customary days a year (between Christmas and New Year).

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For a full list of job requirements, please see the attached job specification.

The Diocese of Leeds came into existence at Easter 2014 following the dissolution of the former dioceses of Bradford, Ripon & Leeds, and Wakefield. It covers the whole of West Yorkshire, the western part of North Yorkshire, and small parts of South Yorkshire, Lancashire, and County Durham. The diocese has 656 church buildings, Housing Stock of approximately 500 properties as well as glebe, farming and mineral interests. Within the Diocese there are 242 schools.

Our Values

The Diocesan values, Loving, Living, Learning, are vital to the way we encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We aim to:

  • Love God, the world and one another.
  • Live in the world as it is, but, drawn by a vision of something better, we want to help individuals and communities flourish,
  • Learn when we get things wrong, by listening and growing together.

The Diocese of Leeds is proud to be a Living Wage Employer.

Leeds Diocesan Board of Finance (The Board) is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and the workplace and in avoiding unlawful discrimination. Accordingly, the Board will ensure that recruitment and selection, training and development, and promotion procedures result in no job applicant or employee receiving less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, class or caste, religious belief or lack of religious belief (unless this is an occupational requirement), disability, trade union membership or non-membership, gender or sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, responsibility for dependents or being a part-time or fixed-term worker. The Board’s objective is to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted and otherwise treated solely on the basis of their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities.

For clergy applying to this role, your Area/Suffragan Bishop must be informed of your applications at the earliest opportunity. Furthermore, you must seek a Diocesan Bishop’s Licence in order to be eligible for a new role, and please be aware that granting a licence is subject to a CCSL from your Area/Suffragan Bishop.

To download a copy of our policy for the recruitment of ex-offenders from the diocesan website, please click on the below link: