Archdiocese of Dublin: Safeguarding Officer

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 Archdiocese of Dublin

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin Child Safeguarding Service provides support and oversight in respect of the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults who are involved with the Diocese via its parishes, schools and agencies.

The Archdiocese is seeking to recruit a Safeguarding Officer on a permanent and full-time basis to support the service.

Reporting to the Director of the Service the Safeguarding Officer will:

  • Develop and deliver training, as well as give advice and support on the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults involved in church activities in the diocese,
  • Provide a pastoral service to those who have been abused and to their families,
  • Manage cases involving allegations of the abuse of children and vulnerable adults by personnel of the diocese,
  • Monitor, supervise and support clerics out of ministry on foot of child protection concerns,
  • Provide advice and guidance to parishes and diocesan offices in relation to the management of child and vulnerable adult protection cases. (Please see job description for more details)
Applicants must: -
  • Have obtained a recognised professional social work qualification or an equivalent qualification/experience,
  • Have a minimum of five years post qualification experience in child and/ or adult protection,
  • Be conversant with the operation of the child protection system, including knowledge of National and Church child protection guidelines,
  • Be conversant with policies, guidelines and practices that relate to the protection of vulnerable adults
  • Knowledge of the Roman Catholic Church and its aims and objectives,

In addition, it would be highly desirable that the successful candidate would have:

  • Experience in the management of offenders.

Next Steps:-

If you think you meet the requirements and feel this role is for you, please email your CV with a covering letter to by 5pm on Monday 25th May 2020.

A competitive remuneration and benefits package will be negotiated based on relevant experience.

The recruitment process may involve short listing, interviews and presentation. The successful candidate from this process will be expected to undergo medical assessment, psychometric assessment and Garda Vetting. Satisfactory references from two previous employers will also be required before the successful candidate will be offered employment.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
7th May, 2020
Expiry Date
25th May, 2020