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Safeguarding Officer – Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 21st February 2020

Volition Community Volunteer Coordinator Salford Cathedral- Closing date for applications: Monday 9th March. Please note this job is being recruited by Volition

Cathedral Communications Officer – Closing date for applications:12 noon on Monday 9th March 2020

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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: £42,000- 45,000 per annum based on skills and experience 

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.

What we’re looking for:

The successful candidate 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 required to deliver high-quality safeguarding training to various groups and will work as part of the team 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.

What you’ll need:

  • Be educated to graduate level or above, with substantial evidence of continuing personal/professional development.
  • A minimum of 5 years professional safeguarding-related experience obtained in a relevant professional background.
  • Experience of providing emotional and practical support to survivors of
  • Experience of identifying and responding to
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including negotiation skills to influence stakeholders and partners and resolve conflict.
  • Have suitable knowledge of the legal and procedural framework (including the multi-agency partnership structures) for the protection of children and adults at risk of
  • Demonstrable ability and commitment to delivering high quality services to all those engaged in working with children and vulnerable groups within the Catholic

Travel around the Diocese will be necessary and the post holder will have access to their own vehicle for which essential user mileage will be paid. The nature of the duties of the successful candidate are that it will inevitably on occasion be necessary to work outside designated hours as the demands of the role require.

The Diocese of Salford is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk of harm. 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.

If you wish to discuss the role informally, please contact Dawn Lundergan on 0161 817 2206.

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 21st February 2020

To apply, please complete our application form:

Application Form

Letter to Applicants

Job Description and Person Specification

If you have any queries about the role, please contact the HR department:

Telephone: 0161-817-2203   Email: HR@dioceseofsalford.org.uk

Volition Community Volunteer Coordinator Salford Cathedral

Reports to: Volunteer Manager at Volition and the Dean of Salford Cathedral

Cathedral contact: The Dean of Salford Cathedral

Salary: Between £30,000 & £35,000 – includes all on costs and a 10% employers pension contribution

Hours of work: 37 hours per week, including some evening and weekend work

Principal role: To recruit, train and manage the volunteers at Salford Cathedral, ensuring maximum benefits are achieved for Volition Community, the institution and for the individual volunteers. To develop and enhance the employer partnerships with Volition Community

Location: Salford and Manchester Cathedrals’, its precincts, Manchester Cathedral Visitor Centre including the Hanging Bridge, Manchester Central Library and the Cenotaph

Main tasks

  1. To recruit volunteers of all ages, (over 18 years of age) educational backgrounds and walks of life to support the welcome, hospitality and community outreach programme of Salford Cathedral, including target numbers of the long-term unemployed for Volition
  2. With the Manager of Volition Community and the Director of Volition ensure that each volunteer is given induction and training appropriate to their individual circumstances and are allotted tasks suitable for their individual targets and aspirations
  3. To manage the volunteers, including the setting and implementation of rotas for welcomers and guides, the day to day activities of the Volition Community volunteers, and reviews of performance
  4. In collaboration with Salford Cathedral’s communications team, develop a forward- looking and flexible marketing and communications campaign for volunteering at Salford Cathedral, with targets for year on year increases in visitor footfall and sustainable revenue generation
  5. To work with the Dean of Salford Cathedral and the manager of Volition on raising the profile of the Cathedral as a visitor and heritage destination and a centre of volunteer excellence for the future
  6. To work with the Director of Volition Community on the delivery of the visitor offer in partnership with the museum and galleries in Greater Manchester
  7. To prepare regular and informative statistical and qualitative reports on all aspects of the progress of the volunteer team, including discussions about continual career progression and personal development of all volunteers in relation to their individual circumstances
  8. To nurture and implement a community team spirit and modes of operation amongst all Cathedral volunteers, including mentoring and role modelling, and to ensure this approach is integrated into the long-term development of the Cathedral
  9. To undertake such other tasks as are appropriate to the role as required by the Dean of Salford Cathedral, the Director of Volition Community and the Manager of Volition Community

Full job description can be found here

Recruitment Process

  • If you’re interested in the role and believe you have the required skills and experience, please send your CV with a covering letter to Anthony O’Connor, Director, Volition Community, Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester M3 1SX or by email to anthony@volitioncommunity.org
  • Applications will need to be received no later than Monday 9 March 2020
  • All candidates will be contacted by Friday 13 March to indicate the status of the application
  • Interviews with take place on Friday 27 March at Salford Cathedral, candidates selected for interview should expect to give a 10 minute presentation on how they would develop and deliver this role
  • Start date – ASAP, candidates’ notice periods will be accommodated
Cathedral Communications Officer

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

Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 pro rota depending on experience

Working pattern: 21 hours per week

Contract type: 12-month fixed term contract

Some evening and weekend work will be required

What we are looking for:

The purpose of this role is to tell the Cathedral story, past, present and future – using the stories of its people, history and building to engage, inform and inspire. You will assist with a variety of external and internal communications to support the work of the Cathedral. You will understand and be sympathetic to the work of the Catholic Church, be passionate about supporting the work of the Cathedral and the parish community.

We are looking for an experienced Communications Officer who can prioritise and adapt quickly. The right candidate will be both self-motivating and able to work with and engage a diverse range of colleagues and volunteers. It is important that candidates can show creativity and initiative, and are able to demonstrate the ability to juggle multiple priorities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be educated to degree level
  • Have sympathy for the mission and values of the Diocese of Salford
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with a proven ability to write in a variety of styles, depending on audience
  • Experience in creating effective communications material, including press releases
  • Experience in creating content for social media channels
  • Have an ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people and to build positive working relationships

The nature of the duties of the successful candidate are that it will inevitably on occasion be necessary to work outside designated hours as the demands of the role require.

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.

Please note, there is no occupational requirement to be a Catholic to be eligible for this post. 

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 9th March 2020

Interview Date: Tuesday 31st March 2020

To apply, please complete our application form:

Application Form

Letter to Applicants

Job Description & Person Specification

If you have any queries about the role, please contact the HR department:

Telephone: 0161-817-2203   Email: HR@dioceseofsalford.org.uk