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Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in this role. I am really looking forward to receiving applications and meeting candidates from the widest possible range of backgrounds and welcoming a new National Director of Safeguarding to the team. Here at the Archbishops’ Council we are one part of the Church of England; an extraordinary community of organisations seeking to make a difference across a diverse society.

We are committed to the care and protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in Church activities. Safeguarding is at the heart of the life of the Church of England, reflecting the values of the Christian gospel and expressing the compassion and love of God for human beings who are made in his image. The National Safeguarding Team (NST) supports the dioceses, parishes, churches and worshipping communities on their journey to become safer places for all, and to promote good safeguarding practice as integral to the mission of the whole Church. 

As the National Director of Safeguarding you will be responsible for strategic leadership of the Church of England’s national safeguarding team and a member of the Archbishops’ Council senior leadership team. You will be working with committed and talented colleagues across the NCIs and the wider Church. There is no doubt that Safeguarding in the Church of England has changed and developed considerably in recent years and your professional expertise, leadership, competence and capability will be essential in identifying, promoting and supporting further improvement.  For this role the successful candidate will be resilient, adaptable, and open to change, sympathetic to the mission of the Church across the whole nation, but above all committed to the wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults, and of survivors of abuse. We hope you will excited by the opportunities of the role and the difference you will make within the Church.

The details on this website will give you much more information about the work of the Council and the National Church Institutions. If you have the experience and the commitment to help lead us forward in this task, we would love to hear from you.

William Nye LVO
Secretary General
Archbishops’ Council
Church of England