Top job! Head of Safeguarding Training

  • Full time
  • £40,000 – £45,000
  • Airdrie, North Lanarkshire
  • Closing 20th May 2022

  • Advertised from 21st April 2022
  • Ref: SCSSA/GM/HoST


The agency is being established to provide independent assurance that Church bodies are complying with national safeguarding standards. A key approach to promoting consistent compliance with national standards will be the development of quality training resources and the effective delivery of training for clergy, religious, volunteers and employees who are involved in Safeguarding in Catholic Church contexts across Scotland.

As the agency’s Head of Training, you will work closely with the Director of Safeguarding to address the strategic priorities set by the Board of non-executive directors. You will work effectively with key stakeholders: survivors, diocesan safeguarding advisers, religious safeguarding link co-ordinators, safeguarding personnel from other Churches and organisations.

You will promote the importance of training that appropriately addresses needs that have been identified by the range of people who are responsible for safeguarding in parishes, dioceses, religious congregations and Catholic organisations. Your work will be informed by the views of those who are expected to participate in training and by emerging best practice for the delivery of safeguarding training and learning. You will encourage and support the recruitment of people who can deliver training at the local level, using resources developed nationally. You will develop a portfolio of safeguarding training resources, including online resources. You will develop effective systems to evaluate the impact of this training on safeguarding practice in various Church contexts.

Application notes

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