Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor (Part time)
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a knowledgeable and experienced person to contribute to the work of the Diocese of Exeter's Safeguarding team on a part time basis (21.75 hours per week).
The Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor will support the work of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor, providing additional support for case work and the development and embedding of good practice across the Diocese.
The post-holder will take a lead role in the planning and delivering of Safeguarding training.
The responsibilities of the post include:
Actively supporting parishes to ensure they are aware and understand their safeguarding responsibilities in relation to children, young people and vulnerable adults;
Providing advice, guidance and support in response to concerns raised about children, young people or adults who may be at risk or where safeguarding concerns have been expressed;
Supporting the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser in advising the Bishop, Suffragan Bishops and Archdeacons on procedures to be followed in the event of an allegation of abuse being made against an office holder within the Diocese.
Supporting the delivery of a programme of Safeguarding training to clergy and laity in accordance with the National Safeguarding Training Programme and Diocesan Safeguarding Training strategy.
The Ideal Candidate
The essential requirements for this post include:
A professional qualification relevant to safeguarding, e.g. social care, health, police, education or probation.;
Significant experience of having worked in a safeguarding environment with responsibility for casework and risk assessments.
Proven training and presentation skills to a range of audiences.
The role will demand flexibility around work patterns including some evening and weekend working;
The post-holder will be willing to travel to meetings and deliver training across the Diocese so possession of a full driving licence and use of own car for work purposes is essential.
The Diocese of Exeter matches almost exactly the boundaries of the county of Devon, including Torbay and Plymouth. The diocese has four archdeaconries and a total of 491 parishes.
We are a family of Christians, worshipping God in many different settings and groups. We are led by the Bishop of Exeter, and governed by Diocesan Synod which is made up of representatives from across the Diocese.
The central office is the Old Deanery, Exeter, where a small team work in areas such as safeguarding, property and finance to support the mission of our parishes.
To request an informal discussion about the post please telephone: 01392 294975.
If you would like to find out more about the Diocese of Exeter please visit our website: www.exeter.anglican.org
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Link to DBS Code of Practice
Closing date: 10th June
Interviews: 21st June