Job Description

Religious Life Safeguarding Services (RLSS)

Safeguarding Officer(s):  Purpose and Role.

Background Information

The Religious Life Safeguarding Service (RLSS) has been set up to support the Religious Life Groups in England and Wales in providing a supportive response to abuse victims and survivors and to develop and sustain an environment which is safe for all.


  1. Create and foster a culture of openness and transparency within the RLSS ensuring empathy and a willingness to listen and learn from all victims and survivors.
  2. Show understanding and support to those in Religious Life who are seeking to ensure that the mistakes and omissions of the past are dealt with and not denied or repeated.
  3. Help to build an organisation that will put in place systems and reporting arrangements that are clear and open to scrutiny.
  4. Work with survivors and Religious, demonstrating fairness, understanding and a non-judgemental approach.
  5. Work efficiently and effectively to contribute to team objectives applying flexibility and innovative approaches to problem solving.

Safeguarding Trainer 

RLSS are seeking a Trainer Coordinator to work alongside the Head of Training and the Training Team. The successful candidates will deliver safeguarding training via Zoom and in person so will have a wealth of experience in teacher and/or training as well as a robust knowledge of safeguarding. They will be commitment to developing an atmosphere of openness and transparency within the Church in relation to safeguarding concerns and sharing of information. They will be able to demonstrate integrity, honesty and transparency as well as a full understanding of the impact of abuse on victims and survivors.


  • Integrity, honesty and transparency.
  • Commitment to high performance.
  • Empathy for victim/survivors.
  • Commitment to social justice.
  • Personal support for the value of diversity and inclusion
  • Commitment to Continuous Improvement.
  • Respect and value for a diversity of opinions and contributions

This is an opportunity for an experienced Safeguarding Trainer to join an organisation which strives to put victims and survivors of abuse at the forefront of its work seeking to build bridges and develop understanding of the need for change and to do things differently.

Please enquire in the first instance by contacting where a detailed job description will be provided. Candidates who wish to have an informal conversation about the roles should indicate they wish to be contacted via email and a call will be arranged with Sarah Ward Head of Training.

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