We are a 'flexible working' employer with a passion for safeguarding. We welcome applications from candidates independent of the church, as this role does not carry a Genuine Occupational Requirement to be a Christian or person of faith.
A small but passionate team who believe that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and is at the heart of all that we do. We are on a journey, taking all possible steps to ensure that our churches and worshipping communities are truly a place where all are safe and can flourish.
The Diocesan Safeguarding team, play a key role in promoting a culture of safeguarding across the Diocese of Guildford through communications, management of incidents and cases, training and DBS activity.
The primary purpose of the Safeguarding Caseworker role is to assist the safeguarding case work in parishes and safeguarding agreement reviews as directed by the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisor. Casework will often involve investigation and on occasions the interview of complainants and respondents. The role also includes providing advice and assistance to parishes on safeguarding issues, cases and incidents, ensuring that all advice is in line with the law, government guidance and the Church of England safeguarding policies and practice guidance. For this reason, we are particularly keen to meet with you if you are an omnicompetent applicant with broad experience including exposure to working with victims/ survivors and with those whose behaviours pose a risk.
The role is a busy and varied one, in which every day is different. It is for 21 - 28 hours per week (negotiable) with some out of hours support and will require travelling around the diocese to support parishes and their teams. We have a flexible working policy and can accommodate home working for a proportion of the week.
The salary is £33 – 35K per annum full time equivalent, and there is a very generous non-contributory pension scheme.
The full details including job description and person specification can be found in the application pack on our website, and for an informal discussion about this role, please do not hesitate to contact Jane Huttly, Safeguarding Manager whose details can be found in the application pack.
Your application should consist of a completed application form and supporting statement (no more than two sides of A4) detailing your reasons for applying, what you can bring to the post and how you meet its requirements.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Midnight on 31 October 2021 for full details of where to pick up the application form and where to send it into, please follow the link to our website.