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Current Vacancies

We are currently recruiting for 6 vacancies:

  • System Support Leader (Education)
  • Heritage Volunteer Activity Coordinator
  • Heritage Project Manager
  • Choral Director
  • Safeguarding Officer
  • Interim Safeguarding Coordinator

For more details on individual vacancies and how to apply please see the drop-down boxes below.

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System Support Leader

We are looking to appoint two dynamic, inspirational and experienced school leaders to join the team in the Education Department of the Diocese of Salford.

You will work alongside the wider Education team in supporting all our family of schools and be largely responsible for the oversight of schools within one of three Catholic Academy Trust footprints.

The role is varied and interesting. Key areas it would include are:

· Pastoral visits to schools

· School information, data, and website analysis

· Attendance at School Improvement Board meetings

· Attendance at Diocesan Partnership meetings

· Stakeholder liaison, including Department for Education, Ofsted, and CATs.

· Appointments of reserved posts within your footprint

· Liaison with some other Diocesan system leaders

· Liaison with wider school system leaders, including Local Authorities, Teaching school hubs, GMLP. and Research schools

· Working alongside innovative colleagues who help deliver high quality CPDF experiences

·Supporting colleagues in providing outstanding provision in Catholic Life and Mission, curriculum RE and prayer and liturgy.

Appointment Type: Part-time, 3-year fixed-term contract

Working hours: 17.5 hours per week, term-time only (38 weeks per year)

Location: Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP

Salary, pension, and benefits: Actual £25,000 per annum (subject to pro rata based on 38 weeks per year)

For full job description and person specification please see our job pack:

System Support Leader Application Pack

System Support Leader Application Form

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Wednesday 1st June

Informal conversations about the role are welcomed. Please contact HR@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service and barred list checks will be undertaken for working with children

Heritage Volunteer Activity Coordinator

Appointment Type: Part-time, fixed-term contract until 30/12/2023

Working hours: 21 hours per week, to be worked on a flexible basis including evenings and weekends

Location: St John the Baptist RC Church, Rochdale with travel in the local area. Some work will be conducted remotely.

Salary, pension, and benefits: £23,000 per annum subject to pro-rata (approx. £13,800 per annum actual), 25 holidays plus bank holidays and 5 Diocesan closure days subject to pro-rata, employers pension scheme if applicable.

About: The post holder will be responsible for the careful planning, implementation, and co-ordination all heritage activities and will be the lead person responsible for the recruitment, training, and ongoing support of a cohort of volunteers who reflect the diverse communities surrounding St John’s. The coordinator will be the key contact for volunteers and will support them with their learning and development. The public facing side of this role encompasses working with visitors, the general public, school groups and other key partners. Behind the scenes the role encompasses publicity and promotion of the activities and project managing the activities, including overseeing production of project displays and exhibitions.

What we are looking for: The successful candidate will be a reliable coordinator who can manage their time successfully while proactively engaging and building relationships with key stakeholders, the community, and existing volunteers.

What you will need: The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience with experience of recruiting and managing volunteers. This person will be able to remain motivated and resilient; inspiring motivation in others. They will be experienced in promoting events and agendas and have excellent administrative and organisational skills as well as the ability to plan effectively and solve problems.

Safeguarding: The Diocese of Salford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to a positive culture of safeguarding within the organisation. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service and employees of the Diocese are expected to work to promote the safeguarding of vulnerable groups. They must familiarise themselves with and adhere to the procedures on how to deal with allegations or concerns of abuse and the Church’s Safeguarding Policies and Procedures which can be found at http://www.catholicsafeguarding.org.uk/national-safeguarding-standards/national-safeguarding-policy

Closing date for applications is Monday 23 May 2022, at 12 noon.

Heritage Volunteer and Activity Coordinator – Letter to Applicants

Heritage Volunteer and Activity Coordinator – Employee Application Form – Protected

Heritage Volunteer and Activity Co-ordinator – Job Description

St John the Baptist Church Project Management Structure HVAC

Heritage Volunteer Activity Coordinator – Job Advertisement

Heritage Project Manager

Appointment type: Part-time, fixed-term contract until 30/12/2023

Working hours: 14 hours per week, to be worked flexibly including evenings and weekends.

Location: St John the Baptist Church, Rochdale with travel in the local area. Some work will be conducted remotely.

Salary, pension and benefits: £33,670 per annum subject to pro-rata (approx. £13,648 per annum actual), 25 holidays plus bank holidays and 5 Diocesan closure days subject to pro-rata, employers pension scheme if applicable.

About: We are seeking an experienced Project Manager to lead and co-ordinate the NLHF project for St John’s Church, Rochdale. St John’s is a grade II* listed building with nationally significant Oppenheimer mosaics. This person will be responsible for ensuring the project is managed and delivered within time, budget and to a quality standard, building relationships, liaising with key stakeholders, and providing monthly progress reports.

What we are looking for: The Heritage Project Manager will have excellent time management and presentation skills with the ability to organise and prioritise workload of self and others to ensure deadlines are met. They will be able to communicate effectively and build strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders, possessing a clear appreciation of heritage and understanding of the importance of engaging a diverse community in the delivery of the project.

What you will need: The successful candidate will hold a professional qualification in Project Management and have experience of a significant grant-funded project along with a proven track record of successfully delivering the same.

Safeguarding: The Diocese of Salford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to a positive culture of safeguarding within the organisation. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service and employees of the Diocese are expected to work to promote the safeguarding of vulnerable groups. They must familiarise themselves with and adhere to the procedures on how to deal with allegations or concerns of abuse and the Church’s Safeguarding Policies and Procedures which can be found at: http://www.catholicsafeguarding.org.uk/national-safeguarding-standards/national-safeguarding-policy

Closing date for applications is Monday 23 May 2022, at 12 noon.

If you have any queries about the role, please contact HR@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Heritage Project Manager – Letter to Applicants

Heritage Project Manager – Employee Application Form – Protected

Heritage Project Manager – Job Description

St John the Baptist Church – Project Management Structure HPM

Heritage Project Manager – Job Advertisement

Choral Director

Appointment type: Full-time, 2-year fixed-term contract.

Working hours: 35hrs per week (full-time) though part-time hours will be considered (minimum 20hrs per week), flexible working will be required including evening and weekend work.

Location: Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist (‘Salford Cathedral’), 250 Chapel Street, Salford, M3 5LE. Regular travel throughout the Diocese of Salford will be required (business mileage will be payable).

Salary, pension, and benefits: £24,000-£26,000 per annum (full time equivalent), 25 days holiday plus UK bank holidays and 5 Diocesan closure days (all subject to pro-rata if part time), employers pension scheme.

About: The Diocese of Salford is looking to recruit an outstanding Choral Director to help deliver the work of the Salford Schools Singing Programme in diocesan schools, to be responsible for both establishing and directing after-school choirs and to lead weekly in-class singing sessions in schools.

The Choral Director will also work closely with the Director of Music to contribute to the vision of the cathedral’s Music Foundation, located in the heart of Salford. The cathedral is now home to a family of seven choirs, offering progression routes for singers as young as six to make music in our beautiful sacred space. Recent musical achievements include two BBC Broadcasts in 2021 (Sunday Worship and Midnight Mass both broadcast live on BBC Radio 4) as well as giving the first performances of music written specially for the choir by Amy Summers, Florence Maunders, and Peter Leech.

What we are looking for: The Choral Director will be an individual who is passionate about the power of music to transform lives, with the drive to help us build on the recent successes at the Cathedral to achieve our Diocesan ambition to evangelise through singing.

What you will need: The Choral Director will be educated to degree level or equivalent, musically proficient, with experience of teaching class and choral singing to children. Please see the Application Pack’s Person Specification for more details.

Safeguarding: The Diocese of Salford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to a positive culture of safeguarding within the organisation. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service and barred list checks will be undertaken for working with children and vulnerable adults. All employees of the Diocese are expected to work to promote the safeguarding of vulnerable groups. They must familiarise themselves with and adhere to the procedures on how to deal with allegations or concerns of abuse and the Church’s Safeguarding Policies and Procedures which can be found at http://www.catholicsafeguarding.org.uk/national-safeguarding-standards/national-safeguarding-policy

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 1 June 2022, at 12 noon.

If you have any queries about the role, please contact HR@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Choral Director – Letter to Applicants

Choral Director – Application Form

Choral Director – Application Pack

Safeguarding Officer

Appointment Type: Full time, permanent

Working hours: 35 hours per week, flexible working will be required to include evening and weekend work.

Location: Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP

Salary, pension, and benefits: £41,200 – £44,134 depending on skills & experience, 25 holidays plus bank holidays and 5 Diocesan closure days, employers pension scheme if applicable.

About: The Diocese of Salford is seeking to recruit a suitably experienced and qualified practitioner to join our Safeguarding Team. They will be a highly motivated and well-organised professional, able to contribute to the development and implementation of safeguarding policies and strategies throughout the Diocese. They will have a practical working knowledge and experience of safeguarding and the ability to relate this experience to providing advice and support.

Role: The Safeguarding Officer will co-ordinate specific areas of responsibility for safeguarding in the diocese and will work to foster collaboration and constructive engagement with clergy and lay people, other employees and volunteers. They will be the lead officer in responding to and dealing with complex allegations management cases and the management of safeguarding plans. They will also be able to respond sensitively to survivors of abuse and work creatively to source the most appropriate support to meet individual’s needs.

Person: The successful candidate will be educated to graduate level or above with substantial evidence of continuing personal/professional development. They will have, substantial professional safeguarding-related experience, obtained in a relevant professional background. The post-holder will be an effective communicator, with excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to influence and liaise with stakeholders and partners. They will have experience of providing emotional and practical support to survivors and have suitable knowledge of the legal and procedural framework for the protection of children and adults at risk of harm.

Safeguarding: The Diocese of Salford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to a positive culture of safeguarding within the organisation.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service which will include the checking of the barred lists for working with children and with vulnerable adults.

Employees of the Diocese are expected to work to promote the safeguarding of vulnerable groups.  They must familiarise themselves with and adhere to the procedures on how to deal with allegations or concerns of abuse and the Church’s Safeguarding Policies and Procedures which can be found at http://www.catholicsafeguarding.org.uk/national-safeguarding-standards/national-safeguarding-policy

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 10th June 2022

Letter to Applicants

Application Form

Job Description and Person Specification

If you have any queries about the role, please contact: HR@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Interim Safeguarding Coordinator

Appointment type: 6 – 12 months fixed-term contract.

Working hours:  35 hours per week, flexible working will be required to include evening and weekend work.

Location: Cathedral Centre, 3 Ford Street, Salford, M3 6DP. travel around the diocese will be required, along with occasional overnight travel to support aligned organisations.

Salary, pension, and benefits: £46,350 – £49,651 dependent on skills and experience. 25 days holiday per year plus statutory bank holidays and five closure days (Maundy Thursday and four over the Christmas and New Year period).

About: The Interim Safeguarding Co-ordinator is a significant role within the Diocese and represents one of the most important aspects central to ensuring the effective mission of the Church in the diocese – protecting the vulnerable.

The post holder will act as the Interim Designated Safeguarding Lead for the organisation (i.e. as in other dioceses fulfil the role of ‘Safeguarding Co-ordinator’ according to national procedures), provide senior leadership and management of a service, ensure excellent standards and arrangements are in place to protect and safeguard vulnerable groups.

They will be responsible for overseeing the team during the transition period whilst a strategic review of the Safeguarding Department’s structures and processes is undertaken by the diocese.

What we’re looking for: The successful candidate will be educated to graduate level or above, with substantial evidence of continuing personal/professional development. They will have a post-graduate level qualification in management or equivalent.

We are looking for someone with a willingness to undergo further training and formation at a senior level. Someone who is able to work flexibly to respond to the needs of the key stakeholders, able to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, and able to manage life/work balance in self and Department for Safeguarding staff.

Other information: The Diocese of Salford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The post-holder will be expected to contribute to a positive culture of safeguarding within the organisation.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service which will include the checking of the barred lists for working with children and with vulnerable adults.

Employees of the Diocese are expected to work to promote the safeguarding of vulnerable groups.  They must familiarise themselves with and adhere to the procedures on how to deal with allegations or concerns of abuse and the Church’s Safeguarding Policies and Procedures which can be found at http://www.catholicsafeguarding.org.uk/national-safeguarding-standards/national-safeguarding-policy

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 10th June 2022

Letter to Applicants

Application Form

Interim Safeguarding Coordinator Job Pack

If you have any queries about the role, please contact: HR@dioceseofsalford.org.uk