St Patrick's Cathedral: Community and Safeguarding Officer

St Patrick's Cathedral


Community and Safeguarding Officer

Role Description

Built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral serves as the National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland as well as being one of Ireland’s most popular visitor attractions. The Cathedral is committed to fostering links with other institutions delivering services and assistance to those in need within the city and beyond.

The position of Community & Safeguarding Officer was introduced in 2017. We are now looking to recruit a new person to lead the Cathedral’s mission within the community.


The Community Officer will work closely with the Dean, Administrator, and Education Officer to develop and implement an integrated policy of engagement with the wider community, including other charities, denominations and community organisations.

A key aspect of their role will be the implementation of the Church’s child protection policies, ‘Safeguarding Trust’, to which the Cathedral fully subscribes.


The new Community Officer will have an excellent working relationship with fellow colleagues and will look to develop and maintain positive professional relationships with the Cathedral’s key partners. These partners include the Cathedral schools, the Representative Church Body, state agencies, and other key groups within local government and the voluntary sector.



The Community Officer will work with the Dean and Administrator to:

  • Review and deliver the Cathedral’s community engagement strategy
  • Promote, resource, and oversee the Cathedral’s outreach initiatives
  • Advise on developments within the community that might benefit from the Cathedral’s support


The Community Officer will:

  • Administer the implementation of the Church’s Safeguarding Trust programme in the Cathedral protecting children and vulnerable adults and will be responsible for ensuring that training, Garda vetting and records are up to date
  • Administer the Cathedral’s grant support programme


The Community Officer will:

  • Take an active interest and involvement with outreach and interagency projects at a grassroots level in the area local to the Cathedral
  • Play an integral role in the Cathedral’s ministry of hospitality


The Community Officer will:

  • Promote the Cathedral’s values of honesty, respect and tolerance as reflected in the core tenets of Christian belief
  • Look to develop networks for engaging young adults, students and new community members
  • Foster the spirit of engagement and outreach within the Cathedral community


The successful candidate will ideally possess:

  • A good working knowledge of the community and voluntary sector
  • A third level education to degree level or equivalent, in relevant areas
  • A proven track record in project planning and delivery
  • An ability to clearly understand the Cathedral’s mission and align decisions and actions with this
  • Strong knowledge and experience of managing highly sensitive confidential information.
  • An ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds
  • Digital competency including a good working knowledge of the Microsoft suite of programmes

Terms and Conditions

This position is permanent role with a probationary period of 6 months. The annual gross salary for the role will be discussed as part of the interview process. Flexibility regarding working times will be required.

The Cathedral Office is based in Dublin 8. A complete list of all the terms and conditions will be made available to the candidate offered the role through the Cathedral’s Staff Handbook.

Satisfactory Garda Vetting will be required in order to qualify for this role

How to Apply

To apply, please send your CV with covering letter to before close of business on Friday 21 October 2022.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
22nd Sep, 2022
Dublin 8
Expiry Date
21st Oct, 2022