Safeguarding Trainer

Safeguarding Trainer

It is a time of new opportunities and potential in the Church of England Birmingham as we seek to shape ministry for a changing church and world as part of our ‘Transforming Church’ vision, supported by our ambitious People & Places framework. As part of People & Places, we are looking to increase leadership development and growth. To support this, we need to increase our capacity to deliver safeguarding training.

To develop and deliver safeguarding training across Church of England Birmingham, in line with national policy and guidance. This role will focus on Basic Awareness and Foundation modules and also some specialist modules as these become available for roll out.


Working with our Safeguarding Training & Development Officer, be responsible for the development, organisation and delivery of a programme of safeguarding awareness, foundation and specialist modules. The training will be delivered to a wide range of participants across Church of England Birmingham, including:

o Those in licensed ministry

o Volunteers and paid workers who work with children, young people or the vulnerable.

o Parish safeguarding co-ordinators

o Any other person who has responsibility for policy and management of work with children, young people and the vulnerable (including churchwardens and PCC members).

Ensure evaluation, review and monitoring of the training programmes.

Remain up to date with the development of government policy, Church of England policy and good practice in relation to safeguarding training.

Enabling Deaneries

Act as an enabler to help and equip new deaneries to build capacity to be able to provide local, low-level safeguarding training.

Recruit and establish a network of volunteer deanery trainers to help deliver local training in their deanery.


Build great working relationships with relevant teams in Church of England Birmingham such as Parish Mission Support, Communications, HR, T&D Support.

Be a part of the national and regional network of diocesan safeguarding trainers

Be a member of the Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (also known as the Bishop’s Safeguarding Management Group)

For further information and to apply please click here


Deadline for Applications: Sunday 6th October

Interviews: Friday 18th October

(To be held in our offices at 1 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BJ)

If you would like to have a conversation about the role, you can contact our

Safeguarding Training & Development Officer, Claire Wesley at

£15,000 part time fixed term
6 October 2019
Interviews on
18 October 2019