Job Description

The Diocese of Guildford is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our Safeguarding Team. The Assistant Safeguarding Advisor plays a significant role in supporting the safeguarding casework, by carrying out safeguarding agreement and risk management reviews with those who pose a risk. The role also contributes to the coordination and delivery of core and specialist safeguarding training across the diocese in our parishes aligned with the Bishop’s Policy and Practice Guidance.

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.

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

To apply, please visit our website via the button below.

Full-time and part-time hours are available so please feel free to advise the hours that would suit you best in your cover letter.

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.

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