Vacancies – Diocesan House

We understand the benefits of employing individuals from a range of backgrounds, with diverse cultures and talents. We aim to create a workforce that:

  • 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.

We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and ensuring that all employees, job applicants, customers and other persons with whom we deal are treated fairly and are not subjected to discrimination. We want to ensure that we not only observe the relevant legislation but also do whatever is necessary to provide genuine equality of opportunity. We expect all of our employees to be treated and to treat others with respect. Our aim is to provide a working environment free from harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form which may affect the dignity of the individual.

Independent Chair of Safeguarding

To serve and provide excellent leadership and oversight of the Diocese’s Safeguarding Management Group in its vital work and responsibilities for ensuring the application of effective safeguarding practices and procedures across the diocese. This is a significant and honorary role working in partnership with the Bishop of Dover.  The successful person will need to demonstrate a level of independence from Church of England governance whilst also a willingness to support the aims and objectives of the Church’s ministry.

The successful applicant will  need to have extensive professional safeguarding experience and expertise at a senior level in a relevant statutory, voluntary or judicial agency.  A confident and empowering leadership style is essential with the ability to strategically plan, manage meetings effectively and influence people to build capacity and confidence in safeguarding practice is also essential.

Closing Date: Friday 8 June
Interviews: Thursday 21 June (afternoon)

If you have any questions about this role please contact Julian Hills (Diocesan Secretary) on 01227-459401 or

This is a voluntary role and therefore unremunerated, although expenses will be payable.

To apply please provide a CV with a short statement on why you are interested in the role to or by post to Diocesan House Lady Wootton’s Green, Canterbury Kent CT1 1NQ

Safeguarding Trainer

The Diocese of Canterbury is seeking to appoint an experienced professional to join our Safeguarding team as Safeguarding Trainer.  The successful applicant will assist us to promote a safe church by continuing to develop our well established training curriculum and to deliver this training throughout the Diocese and Channel Islands.

If you:

  • have professional experience of safeguarding in the voluntary or statutory sector
  • are experienced in delivering training packages and ensuring that they are of high quality and up to date standard in terms of legislation, policy and research
  • are educated to degree level or equivalent
  • are highly organised, able to work to deadlines and be resilient in a challenging environment

Then we would love to hear from you.

The Diocese of Canterbury is vibrant and growing with 231 parishes across Kent.  The Diocese also extends temporary safeguarding support to the parishes of the Channel Islands.

The role of the Safeguarding Trainer is to ensure that our training is high quality, relevant and consistent to have the maximum impact on practice.

Salary: Grade 8 circa £30,000 p.a.

Hours: Part Time 21 hours per week

The post will be subject to safer recruitment processes including an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date:  Monday 11 June 2018
Interviews will be held on Friday 22 June and will include a presentation exercise

IT Projects and Support Manager

Are you passionate about using IT to transform the way an organisation works to achieve its strategic objectives?

Do you have a strong track record of planning and delivering IT projects that make a real difference?

Do you have a sound knowledge and understanding of IT trends?

Can you “roll your sleeves up” and get alongside users to help them get the very best out of their IT?

We need someone experienced and creative to help transform our infrastructure and systems to be “fit for the future”. As well as managing day-to-day support, you will help to develop and deliver an IT/Digital strategy which supports our wider strategic objectives. This is a “hands-on” role which will need you to work closely with users to analyse their needs and develop projects and training to meet those needs.

This appointment is fixed-term for two years and will help us to develop our thinking on our future IT requirements.

Salary : £36, 102 per annum
Full Time – 35 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract for 2 years

Closing Date: Monday 14 May 2018
Interview Date: Friday 25 May 2018