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Safeguarding Case Worker

Location: Chelmsford

We are growing our safeguarding team to protect children, young people and adults at risk across our parishes. To help achieve this, we’re looking for an experienced Case Worker to manage a safeguarding caseload, which includes allegations of a safeguarding nature and management of those who may pose a risk. You’ll have responsibility for undertaking risk assessments, giving advice and supporting parishes with advice and consultation with their safeguarding duties. Additionally, you’ll be at the forefront of the team, forming productive professional relationships with clergy and parishes, including parish volunteers and Parish Safeguarding Representatives.

If you want to leave your mark on one of the largest Dioceses in England while taking the next step in your safeguarding career, this is the perfect role for you.

About You

As an experienced safeguarding professional, you’ll have proven investigative capability and the skills needed to confidently manage allegations of a safeguarding nature. You’ll possess established organisational skills, the ability to work with accuracy to deadlines and be resilient in a challenging environment. Using your expertise, you’ll give clear, robust safeguarding advice to clergy and parishes while showing a commitment to safeguarding children and adults at risk, while understanding the ethos and mission of the Church of England and the Diocese.

About Us

The Diocese of Chelmsford is vibrant and growing with 465 parishes across Essex and East London.  As a diocese, we aim to be a beacon of best practice in safeguarding children and adults at risk.  The role of the Safeguarding Team is at the heart of this.

In return for making a positive impact on our organisation, we offer an exciting range of benefits including flexible working, the option for a part time contract for ideally a minimum of 28 hours per week, a competitive non-contributory pension scheme, free car parking and an initial annual leave allowance of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays pro rata (rising to 29 days after five years’ service).

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to progress in your safeguarding career. Start your application today!

Salary: £30,000 to £35,000 p.a. pro rata, subject to experience, skills and qualifications 

Working Hours: 35 hours per week (consideration will be given to applicants wishing to work part time - ideally a minimum of 28 hours per week) 

Full details of the role can be found in the job description and person specification. To apply please complete an application form, demonstrating how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification and confidential declaration form and return to or by post to HR Department, Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Finance, 53 New Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1AT by 12noon on Saturday 8 February. 

For further information about the vacancy, please contact Amanda Goh, Head of Safeguarding on 01245 294457 or at

Interviews scheduled for Wednesday 26 February 2020 in Chelmsford

Closing Date: 12noon on Saturday 8 February

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