Vacancies – Diocesan House

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  • values difference in others and respects the dignity and worth of each individual
  • reflects the diversity of the nation that the Church of England exists to serve
  • fosters a climate of creativity, tolerance and diversity that will help all staff to develop to their full potential.

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Safeguarding Administrator

28 hours per week. Working pattern to be agreed

£17,600 per annum (This is based on a full time Grade 6 post of £22,000 p.a)

Diocesan House, Canterbury

Canterbury Diocese was one of the first dioceses in the Church of England to takes its Safeguarding responsibilities really seriously and has been at the forefront of developments ever since. The key to this successful development has been the team based working both at the diocesan centre but also crucially across the 250+ parishes that the diocese covers. The Canterbury Diocese Safeguarding Team provides professional safeguarding advice to the Bishop of Dover and the Diocese on matters of National and Diocesan policy and strategy as well as complex casework and supporting parishes in their safeguarding of children and adults.

Our purpose is to help equip people to have the confidence and skills that they need to:

  • Promote wellbeing, a healthy church and safer practices
  • Prevent abuse from occurring
  • Protect vulnerable people
  • Respond well to those who have been abused or may pose a risk of abuse to others

With the introduction of some new ways of working within the Safeguarding team, we would like to recruit to the post of Safeguarding Administrator.

This post has been created to provide a comprehensive and confidential administrative service to support the work of the reconfigured team of two Diocesan Safeguarding Advisors, Safeguarding Trainer and the Safeguarding Management Group and Risk Assessment Group. To act as the Disclosure Officer for Diocesan House staff, Bishop’s Office Staff and all Diocesan Licensed Clergy and Readers.

We are looking for an experienced and professional administrator with the sensitivity and good judgement to support our Diocesan Safeguarding Team. You will be skilled in the efficient delivery of administrative tasks and confident in your IT knowledge and ability to learn new systems.

With the skills to work proactively and collaboratively, you will build and maintain excellent working relationships, establishing your role as the initial and key point of contact for the safeguarding team.

Please see the job description for more details of the job.


Closing Date: 21 January 2019

Interview Date:  TBC week commencing 28 January 2019