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Safe Ministry Adviser

Anglican Church Southern Queensland
  • $70,000 - $89,999 per annum
  • Part time

The Anglican Church Southern Queensland (ACSQ), covers more than half a million square kilometres from Bundaberg in north central Queensland, to Coolangatta on the New South Wales border, and west to the borders of South Australia and the Northern Territory.

About four million people live within the Diocesan area, including more than 500,000 Anglicans. In ASCQ, there are approximately 507 clergy across more than 130 parishes. The Clergy form an integral part of the faith community and include archdeacons, canons, priests, deacons, and lay people serving in various ministries.

The Office of Professional Standards is responsible for the establishment and management of Safe Ministry and Child Protection practices. Working in accordance with the values and ethos of the Anglican Church and its Canons, and Codes of Conduct, it supports the operations of the organisation by providing guidance, advice and support across aspects which include investigations, child protection audits and safe ministry training.

The Safe Ministry Adviser position is permanent part time (22.8 hours per week). The role’s purpose includes designing and implementing policies and systems for screening, auditing, compliance, child safe training and the provision of advice. This assists in providing a safe environment for children, young people and vulnerable persons in the Diocese. On a day-to-day basis, working alongside the Director of Professional Standards, you will be responsible for:

  • Engaging with internal and external stakeholders including parish leaders, community/congregation members, Anglican school representatives, and statutory authorities/government bodies
  • Leading on design and implementation of safeguarding policies and systems
  • Conducting screening processes for employees and volunteers, adhering to legislative requirements
  • Implementing the auditing program with responsibility for compliance and reporting
  • Responding to requests and providing advice to internal stakeholders
  • Preparation and delivery of safeguarding related training
  • Oversight of persons of concern in Parishes

The ideal candidate will hold a relevant or aligned Tertiary qualification. Candidates from counselling, social work, education, legal or psychology with experience in child protection, working with vulnerable people and safeguarding are encouraged to apply. 

You will be required to demonstrate your capability in:

  • Design and implementation of policies and systems which relate to safety for vulnerable persons and children
  • Interpretation and application of policy and legislation, translating this into systems which support a safeguarding environment
  • Your internal and external stakeholder engagement skills and ability to provide appropriate advice and guidance
  • Being able to distil complex concepts into fit for purpose training content for delivery to a range of stakeholders
  • Operating with high levels of integrity and confidentiality

Next steps

For more information regarding this opportunity, please refer to the below link anglicanfocus.org.au/category/jobs-announcements/jobs/ 

Applicants are expected to have valid work rights in Australia.

For queries relating to the position, please contact Greg Miles, Director of Professional Standards - GMilles@anglicanchurchsq.org.au using the subject line: Safe Ministry Adviser enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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