Safeguarding Adviser

08/02/2019 11:00 am

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Role: Safeguarding Adviser

Salary: £27,000 - £30,000

Full Time

Location: 39 Eccleston Square, Victoria, London

Closing date for applications: 28 February 2019

Apply: cover letter and CV

An important opportunity has arisen for a Safeguarding Adviser to implement sector leading safeguarding policy and practice within the Catholic Church in England and Wales. The role will require an individual who demonstrates absolute commitment to delivering the highest safeguarding standards, through education, guidance and effective compliance monitoring. The individual will demonstrate a significant track record implementing safeguarding practice collaboratively across a geographically dispersed client group. Working in partnership with the Service Manager, this is a key role ensuring the highest standards are upheld and will require an understanding of the Catholic Church.

Working in the office of the Catholic Bishops Conference, 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX, a short walk from Victoria Station in Central London, the successful candidate will join a committed professional team.

Key Accountabilities will include

  • To ensure that survivors wellbeing is and remains paramount when implementing safeguarding policy and practice and that appropriate support is in place;
  • To develop and deliver consistent safeguarding training for Church leaders, parishes, religious communities and those involved in any ministry to children and adults at risk and ensure continuous development to embed awareness and understanding of safeguarding issues and best practice;
  • To advise diocesan and religious safeguarding co-ordinators and religious safeguarding leads on their responsibility to implement and monitor safeguarding policy and practice in their diocese;
  • To provide professional advice to a range of stakeholders including the Diocesan and Religious Congregation Safeguarding co-ordinators, Religious Safeguarding Leads and Catholic organisations on policy, procedure, good practice and DBS application processes.
  • To implement CSAS policy and provide guidance at individual sites and locations on behalf of CBCEW to ensure compliance and best practice;
  • To identify, disseminate and celebrate good safeguarding practice in the Church.


Applicants must confirm their right to work in the UK and forward a full CV and covering letter illustrating their skills and motivation for this role to: