The Clifton Diocese is the Catholic Church in the West of England.  Our administrative offices are based in Bristol and support the pastoral needs of the Catholic community throughout Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Bristol. As an employee of the Clifton Diocese you will be working for an award-winning, unique and diverse organisation.  You will be in contact with people with various backgrounds and from around the world. You will enjoy being challenged and thrive working as part of our professional and dedicated teams; whether that’s as part of small office-based teams, the local Catholic community, and wider still as part of the Universal Church.  You will work with professionals, volunteers, clergy, as well as many external contacts.

Safeguarding Co-ordinator

Full-time – 35 hours per week

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton is committed to safeguarding and this vacancy provides an opportunity for a skilled and experienced professional to continue the work of the previous incumbent by leading the Safeguarding function for the Diocese.

The Safeguarding Co-ordinator has a senior role in facilitating the ongoing development of safeguarding across the Diocese, demonstrating strong and inspiring leadership skills, leading the delivery of case support, supervision and the provision of expert advice to the Bishop, Chief Operating Officer, Trustees and Clergy and taking appropriate action in response to safeguarding issues that arise.                                                                                             

The successful applicant will need to have a comprehensive knowledge of safeguarding legislation, policy procedure and best practice guidance and come from a background of either Social Work, Police, Probation or Health, with specific experience in safeguarding at a senior level.

For further information/informal discussion about this role please contact Lyn Murray, Chief Operating Officer, Clifton Diocese on 0117 902 5598.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 4 December 2019

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