Birmingham, West Midlands
£30,750 - £35,875 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Birmingham Diocesan Trust (BDT) is looking to appoint an experienced and qualified social worker to its Safeguarding Team.

As a Safeguarding Advisor you will, along with the Head of Safeguarding and other colleagues, be responsible for providing effective safeguarding advice and training across the Archdiocese of Birmingham.

You will be expected to promote excellent safeguarding practice, in line with local and national best practice, provide advice to the Clergy and volunteer Parish Safeguarding Representatives on good child care/vulnerable adult practice and respond to safeguarding referrals.

You will need to be able to liaise, effectively with a variety of statutory agencies and represent the Archdiocese at safeguarding meetings as well as supporting victims and survivors of past abuse.

This is a demanding and challenging role, therefore we are looking for someone with:

  • Experience of working within a safeguarding setting.
  • A strong advocate for children at risk of harm and vulnerable adults and a determination to promote as paramount the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
  • Significant post qualification experience of adult or child safeguarding.
  • Knowledge of both child and adult safeguarding legislation and guidance.

Closing date for receipt of applications: (noon) Monday 6th January 2020

Interview: week commencing Monday 27th January 2020

Refreshed on: 23 December 2019
Closed date: 06 January 2020
Tags: Advocacy, Social Work