Safeguarding Trainer

The job has expired.

Post Reference: cofe/TP/4186/2750
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Details: Part Time
Salary/Stipend: £30, 197 per annum pro rata
Working Hours: 21
Closing Date: 27/09/2020
Region / Division: Canterbury
Post Category: Safeguarding
Organizational Unit: Diocesan Employed Posts


The Diocese of Canterbury is seeking to appoint an experienced professional to join our Safeguarding team as Safeguarding Trainer.  The successful applicant will assist us to promote a safe church by continuing to develop our well-established training curriculum and to deliver this training throughout the Diocese and Canterbury Cathedral. 

Main Responsibilities

Training and Development

  • To lead the implementation and delivery of the National Learning and Development Framework within the diocese of Canterbury and Canterbury Cathedral, including delivering training for licenced clergy and lay readers and lay leaders.
  • To ensure that all safeguarding training is relevant to the church context, of high quality and up-to-date in terms of legislation, policy and research.
  • To recruit, train, monitor and support Diocesan and Cathedral approved trainers to deliver training to lay leaders in parishes and staff in Canterbury Cathedral (i.e. chaperones and volunteers), in accordance with the national framework.
  • To review and monitor training modules, ensuring all training is delivered to a high and consistent standard and evaluated in terms of its impact on practice.
  • To respond to and, where appropriate and approved, develop and deliver bespoke training to parishes, Canterbury Cathedral and other key groups to help support their understanding of safeguarding.
  • Liaise with the diocese administration / hospitality team regarding room bookings, room set up and oversee the production of training materials and any other tasks associated with the delivery of training
  • Liaise with the Cathedral and Bishops office to ensure all mandatory training is in place before licencing clergy

Other tasks

  • To establish effective working relationships and partnerships with safeguarding professional and external agencies.
  • To develop effective working partnerships with church leaders and volunteers to promote safeguarding across the Diocese and Cathedral.
  • To establish effective internal working relationships with Diocesan House and Cathedral departments.
  • To work alongside the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser’s / Cathedral Safeguarding Adviser and the Safeguarding Administration team to support Parishes and the Cathedral  in their role e.g. twice yearly newsletter, mailing out relevant information; and providing opportunities for networking and updating through annual conference.
  • To attend and report to SEG and DSAP .
  • To attend regional Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser and National briefings and training provided by Church of England.
  • To maintain own training to ensure that knowledge remains up to date.
  • To work collaboratively with the Safeguarding Trainer for Rochester Diocese and to provide appropriate coverage for holiday and other periods of absence as necessary and as mutually agreed on a reciprocal basis.

The Ideal Candidate

If you

  • Have professional experience of safeguarding in the voluntary or statutory sector
  • Are experienced in delivering training packages and ensuring that they are of high quality and up to date standard in terms of legislation, policy and research
  • Are educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Are highly organised, able to work to deadlines and be resilient in a challenging environment

Then we would love to hear from you.

About Us

The Diocese of Canterbury is vibrant with 247 parishes across Kent and works closely with Canterbury Cathedral to ensure we maintain a high standard of safeguarding practice and support. 

The role of the Safeguarding Trainer is to ensure that our training is of high quality, relevant and consistent to have the maximum impact on practice. 

Attached documents: