Furthering Ecumenical Cooperation within Leicester and Leicestershire

The East Midlands Synod of the United Reformed Church is seeking to appoint a Synod Safeguarding Officer (Ref SSO).

This is a part-time post for 17.5 hours per week (including evening and weekends) on a permanent contract.

Salary is £38,239 pro-rata (actual salary £17,845). This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Safeguarding children and adults at risk is a core part of the Church’s mission, and the Synod Safe-guarding Officer is essential to promoting that mission. Working within the structures of the United Reformed Church, their role is:
1. To lead on safeguarding matters and be a trusted advocate for safeguarding in the Synod.
2. To advise and support the synod and local Churches in child and adult protection matters.
3. To ensure that disclosures and allegations of harm, abuse or neglect are appropriately referred to the statutory authorities and that appropriate advice and support is given to survivors of abuse.
4. To manage safeguarding cases including liaison with other relevant agencies and services such as the police, children, probation and adult social care services
5. To ensure regular safeguarding training for ministers, workers and those responsible for the care of children and/or adults at risk in the synod and the local churches
6. To keep accurate records, data and information and produce relevant reports.
7. To keep abreast of developments in safeguarding within and outside the URC and maintain appropriate links

For an application pack (no CVs) please contact: Mrs Chris Willis,
East Midlands Synod Office
1 Edwards Lane,
Tel: 0115 9609241
Email: admin@urc5.org.uk

Closing date for applications: 28th February 2023

Interviews to be held: 30th March 2023


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