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Seeking a Safeguarding Lead

By Hayley Beckett on 27th October 2023

Central and Eastern Baptist Associations Joint Safeguarding Lead

The Central and Eastern Baptist Association Safeguarding Lead has moved into retirement, and we are looking to replace them. We are therefore seeking a person with experience in safeguarding to fulfil this part-time post commencing March 2024.

The post is for 24 hours per week, 12 for each Association, which includes four hours’ protected time for paperwork, and will mainly involve working from home. An applicant who already has, or applies for, another part-time safeguarding lead role would not be prevented from applying for this part-time post in addition, subject to a readiness to be able to travel to both regions from time to time for meetings. Job sharing would be considered for the right candidate(s).

We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic person to continue to inspire excellence in safeguarding amongst our member churches. You will provide guidance and support in accordance with Baptist Union of Great Britain Safeguarding policies and procedures, and you will liaise with statutory authorities regarding cases as appropriate. You will also help to coordinate our regional Safeguarding training at BUGB levels 2 and 3. You will be supported by both boards of trustees and will attend regular update meetings with regional ministers and the moderators of the Associations.

Salary: £15 per hour = £18,720 per annum for 24 hours per week (FTE £29,250)

The full job description can be read here CBA EBA Safeguarding Lead Job Description 2023 (1)

The contact for informal queries is Andrew Openshaw at
To apply, please email Andrew with a CV including contact details for three referees (one of which should be a church minister) and a statement describing how you fit the job description.

Closing date for applications – 22 January 2024
Proposed interview date – 7 February 2024
Proposed start date – March 2024 or as soon as possible.


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