District Safeguarding Officer (part-time)

Sheffield District is seeking to recruit a

District Safeguarding Officer (part-time)

The appointment is for 18 – 21 hours per week to be worked flexibly including evenings and occasional weekends, with a probationary period of 3 months.

Salary will be between £17 & £21 per hour
(£15,912 – £22,932 per annum depending on agreed hours and experience).

The District Safeguarding Officer will be responsible for coordinating and overseeing the safeguarding work for the Methodist Church in the Sheffield District.

Working in partnership with the District Safeguarding Group, the main tasks will be to:

  • Oversee church, circuit and district compliance with the Methodist Church’s Safeguarding procedures
  • Provide policy advice and other guidance to churches and Circuits
  • Take a lead on working with individual cases in the District including representing the Church in meetings with external organisations
  • Ensure that both his/her own work, and other safeguarding work in the District, is supported through full case recording
  • Promote good communication and effective information sharing
  • Undertake safeguarding risk assessments for the Connexional Safeguarding Advisory Panel
  • Be committed to personal continuing professional development and to the provision of opportunities for safeguarding learning within the District.

Applicants should be sympathetic to the aims, objectives and ethos of the Methodist Church with expertise and experience in child and/or adult protection.

District Safeguarding Officer – Job Description

Person Specification

District-Safeguarding-policy-2016-17

Closing date:  12 noon on Friday 29 September 2017

Interviews in Sheffield on Friday 13 October 2017

You can download an application form here: DSO Application Form

Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Alternatively please email the District Administrators on admin@sheffieldmethodist.org

or call 0114 270 9990