Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor

Diocese of Guildford

The Diocese of Guildford is seeking an experienced individual to join our Safeguarding Team on a part-time basis (14 hours per week) to assist in the goal to contribute to keeping vulnerable people safe and prevent them from harm whilst creating a culture of safe practice within the Diocese.

The Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor plays a significant role assisting in and carrying out safeguarding casework in the Diocese of Guildford, principally safeguarding agreements and risk management plans for registered offenders and those who may pose a risk within the church community.

They will further support the safeguarding team, by providing advice to parishes on safeguarding issues, cases and incidents ensuring that all advice is in line with the law, government guidance and national policy and guidance from the House of Bishops.

This role includes engaging with a wide range of internal stakeholders across the Diocese, including but not limited to those in licenced and authorised ministry, PCCs, and parish officers together with external various stakeholders such as local and statutory authorities, victims and survivors of abuse and offenders and perpetrators and alleged perpetrators of abuse.

Candidates must hold a relevant safeguarding qualification or equivalent with extensive safeguarding experience in a relevant statutory, voluntary, or judicial agency.

Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Completing risk assessments including those  for ‘High Harm perpetrators’ who pose a risk and wish to attend church to worship
  • Manage investigations under the direction of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with key external and internal stakeholders

Please refer to the attached Job Description for the full details of the responsibilities of the Assistant Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor.

Benefits of the role include: 

  • Competitive salary within the Charity Sector
  • A 15% non-contributory pension/life assurance provision
  • 25 days annual leave per year, plus bank holidays
  • Employee assistance programme as part of our commitment to employee health and wellbeing.
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Flexible hybrid working

How to apply

Interested candidates are invited to send a detailed covering letter, along with your CV, outlining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria in the person specification as detailed in the job description. Applications without a cover letter cannot be considered.

Applications should be submitted through the following link: Job Openings (peoplehr.net)

The Diocese of Guildford take our responsibility for the safeguarding of children and adults seriously. Our recruitment processes reflect this commitment.

The Diocese of Guildford encourages UK Minority Ethnic/Global Majority Heritage applicants for all roles to ensure that we reflect the racial diversity of the community we are part of.

The role does not carry an occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian, but all applicants must be fully supportive of the aims and mission of the Church of England.

Supporting documents:

Contract: Permanent, Part-time (0.4FTE)

Salary: 13,284 – 14,432 pa GBP

Closing date: 28th April, 2024 at 00:00

Interview date: 7th May, 2024

To apply for this job please visit thedioceseofguildford.peoplehr.net.