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Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer

Created: 27th March 2024 at 12:25


Permanent, Part-time (0.6FTE)


19,926 - 21,648pa GBP


The Diocese of Guildford is seeking an experienced individual to join our Safeguarding Team on a part-time basis (21 hours per week) to assist in coordinating and facilitating a programme of core and specialist Safeguarding Training.

Main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Facilitate a safeguarding learning and development programme for the diocese aligned with the national church Learning and Development Framework 2021 Church Safeguarding Standards, reflecting the specific safeguarding responsibilities of those in role.  
  • Coordinate and deliver Safeguarding training at Parish level training events.
  • Identify, train, support and administer a pool of sessional trainers to assist with co-delivery at training events.
  • Induct, train and offer support to new and current Parish Safeguarding Officers.
  • Contribute to training reports for the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP) and the Bishops Leadership Team
  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders

Please refer to the attached Job Description for the full details of the responsibilities of the Diocesan Safeguarding Trainer.  

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a relevant qualification in facilitating training and learning and development.
  • Have proven experience of developing and delivering contextualised training to a diverse audience.
  • Professional safeguarding experience of working in a relevant statutory, voluntary or judicial agency.

Flexibility in working hours may be necessary to accommodate training needs, including evenings or weekends.


Benefits of the role include: 


  • Competitive salary within the Charity Sector 
  • A 15% non-contributory pension/life assurance provision 
  • 25 days annual leave per year, plus bank holidays 
  • Employee assistance programme as part of our commitment to employee health and wellbeing.
  • Learning and development opportunities 
  • Flexible hybrid working


How to apply


Interested candidates are invited to send a detailed covering letter, along with your CV, outlining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria in the person specification as detailed in the job description. Applications without a cover letter cannot be considered.

Applications should be submitted through the following link: Job Openings (peoplehr.net)

The Diocese of Guildford take our responsibility for the safeguarding of children and adults seriously. Our recruitment processes reflect this commitment.

The Diocese of Guildford encourages UK Minority Ethnic/Global Majority Heritage applicants for all roles to ensure that we reflect the racial diversity of the community we are part of.

The role does not carry an occupational requirement to be a practicing Christian, but all applicants must be fully supportive of the aims and mission of the Church of England.

Closing date:

28th April, 2024 at 00:00

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