District Safeguarding Officer (part-time)

District Safeguarding Officer (part-time)

Sheffield District

We are looking for an experienced safeguarding professional
to join our committed and high performing team in Sheffield and surrounding areas.

 This exciting opportunity is to support and strengthen the Methodist Church’s response to and practice in relation to safeguarding.

District Safeguarding Officer (part-time)

The role is 21 hours per week to be worked flexibly including evenings and occasional weekends, with a probationary period of 6 months.

Salary will be between £19.23 & £21.36 per hour dependent on experience.
(£21,000 – £23,325)

The District Safeguarding Officer is 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 are 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
  • Make sure 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.

Application pack is available to download here: DSO Application Pack

or please email the District Administrators on admin@sheffieldmethodist.org  or call 0114 270 9990

Closing Date: 12 noon on Friday 3 January 2020

Shortlisting: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Interviews :  Friday 17 January 2020