• 15 November 2021

Vacancy for Safeguarding Officer (Northern Ireland)

The Safeguarding Officer will advise and support parishes, dioceses and central Church bodies on the implementation and development of the Church of Ireland’s child safeguarding policy Safeguarding Trust and its adult safeguarding policy throughout Northern Ireland. 

The role is focused mainly on primary prevention and includes coordinating and delivering training at all levels, providing advice on the reporting of any child protection issue, and is responsible for policy development and review. The post which will be offered is a permanent role, is based in Belfast and involves travel within Ireland.

Specific responsibilities
  • Supporting parishes and dioceses in responding to concerns about the welfare of children and adults, advising on the management of cases and maintaining appropriate records
  • Coordinating and delivering training in relation to child and adult safeguarding policies
  • Supporting and advising on the development and implementation of the Church’s safeguarding policies and good safeguarding practice
  • Contributing to the development and review of policies
  • Line management of vetting function with occasional support duties
  • Reporting within the governance structures of the Church: The Safeguarding Board and the General Synod and supporting the administration of their work
  • Developing an annual budget and assisting with the collation of reporting data, as required
  • Maintaining regular working links with the Church’s safeguarding staff in the Republic of Ireland and the diocesan support teams
  • Developing links with appropriate statutory organisations and other bodies

Job description and application form provided below:

Job Description

Application Form

Applications must be received by the closing date of Monday 29 November 2021 at 4.00 pm.