Head of Safeguarding (Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser)

  • Lay
  • Derby

Diocese of Derby

The Head of Safeguarding will initially act as the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser (DSA), advising the bishop on matters relating to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

Upon certification of the diocese for transition of the DSA to a DSO, the Head of Safeguarding will assume responsibility in the diocese, independent of the Bishop, for the professional leadership on and management of matters relating to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.

The Head of Safeguarding will hold responsibility for planning and preparing the diocese well for our independent safeguarding audit, scheduled for June 2027, and leading the diocese effectively through that process.

The Head of Safeguarding leads the diocesan safeguarding team and sit within the operational Senior Leadership Team alongside colleagues from Finance and Operations, Property, Mission, Evangelism and Parish Revitalisation, People and Ministry Development, and Communications, led by the Diocesan Secretary.

Customer service, emotional intelligence, professional excellence, partnership working, and adaptability are key to the delivery of this role.The Safeguarding Team currently comprises of 6 employed posts (5 FTE) whilst training is provided by an external consultant.

Line Manager: Diocesan Secretary.
Place of Work: Church House, Full Street, Derby DE1 3DR (some remote working possible, as agreed with Line Manager).
Salary: £50,000 – £55,000 per annum depending on experience.
Working hours: 35 hours per week

Applications closing date: Sunday, 30 June 2024
Interviews: Friday,19 July 2024

To apply for this job please visit derby.anglican.org.