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Head of Safeguarding

Closing Date:12/03/2021
Contact: Mark Powys-Smith

More information: http://www.macaulaysearch.com/opportunities

Over the last twelve months, the Diocese of London has been creating our 2030 vision and strategy ‘for every Londoner to encounter the love of God in Christ’. Integral to our strategy is the priority of ensuring a safer Church.

The Diocese of London is a loose federation made up of over 85,000 individuals spread across over 500 worshipping communities, served by over 1,000 clergy and Church employees. There are also an extensive number of chaplaincies (i.e.. in hospitals and universities). The London Diocesan Fund (“LDF”) is the central organisation.

This is a pivotal time as we shape the future safeguarding arrangements within the Church of England. Following the final report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, the church nationally is working to create new safeguarding structures that will address past failures and ensure future confidence in safeguarding arrangements and decisions.

The Head of Safeguarding will have a key role in shaping future safeguarding arrangements in the Diocese, ensuring a culture of excellence in safeguarding, that we respond well when there are safeguarding concerns and that the experience of survivors is at the heart of all we do.

We seek an experienced leader in safeguarding who is confident in creating practices and a culture that assure care and protection for all. The potential for encouraging fullness of life in communities across London is deeply significant.


Please do read our information pack and application process details if you are open to your experience being used in this way: supporting, inspiring, and enabling the Church to serve each community in the Diocese of London.

An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this post as the role involves Regulated Activity as defined by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

Application deadline: 12 noon on Friday 12th March 2021.

For more details please visit www.macaulaysearch.com/opportunities


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