Diocesan Safeguarding Support Officer – Training & Learning

Diocese of Gloucester

The Diocese of Gloucester is seeking to recruit a Safeguarding Support Officer (SSO) to work as a valued team member with the Diocesan Safeguarding Team. We are a supportive, busy and hardworking team, providing safeguarding casework support, advice/guidance and training to all parishes and worshipping communities in the Diocese.

Our successful candidate will work closely with the Strategic Lead for Training and Learning, supporting the delivery of training for volunteers, employees and clergy across the diocese. They will also work with the new SSO (Advice & Guidance) on proactively supporting those with lead safeguarding responsibilities at parish and deanery level.

This post will suit a professional from a range of backgrounds (such as education, health, police and social care) with experience of delivering training or teaching, who is confident working with challenging subject matter and vulnerable groups. This includes supporting with the delivery of safeguarding events, visiting parishes/worshipping communities, and supporting with questions/concerns that come into the team.

This new role will be a busy and dynamic one, with plenty of practical opportunities for the post holder to get involved with supporting the delivery of high-quality safeguarding training and support to parishes, in line with the national Church of England training framework and the wider safeguarding policies/practice guidance. It is essential that potential post holder is friendly, approachable and able to demonstrate excellent time management and organisational skills.

The Diocese of Gloucester is a great place to work, offering benefits such as 27 days annual leave, a non-contributory pension scheme, and an employee assistance programme available to staff and their families.

This role can be a hybrid arrangement if preferred, with a minimum of 2 days in the office required.  The exact working days and hours of this role are flexible and we would agree these with the successful candidate.

For an informal conversation about the role, please either contact us by email to recruitment@glosdioc.org.uk or by calling Brett Riches, Safeguarding Manager, on 01452 835516. To apply, please complete the application form and return to recruitment@glosdioc.org.uk CVs are not accepted.

Diocesan Safeguarding Support Officer – Training & Learning

21 hours per week, which can be worked flexibly

Band 4: £20,322 – £24,264 per annum

(£33,863 – £40,433 per annum FTE*

*Full-Time is 35 hours)

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 15th July 2024

Interviews: Monday 22nd July 2024 at Church House, College Green, GL1 2LY

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To apply for this job email your details to recruitment@glosdioc.org.uk.