New director of training and support sought by the National Board for Safeguarding Children

30 Nov, 2023 | Church, Jobs, News

The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland, the offices of which are located on the campus of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, is currently recruiting a director of training and support.

The successful candidate will report directly to the chief executive officer and some of their responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and ensuring the delivery of a three year training strategy;
  • In consultation with others, develop training courses to meet the needs of key personnel in the safeguarding structure; ensuring quality of training through the development and implementation of effective evaluation systems to provide reports to the National Board and constituent members;
  • Managing the training budget and develop a financial plan for the continued delivery of training beyond 2024;
  • Supporting and assisting the development and writing of policy, procedures and guidance to support the work of the National Board and its constituent members;
  • Supporting safeguarding personnel across the Church to embed the Church’s child safeguarding standards, through the provision of bespoke advice and support plans; and
  • Developing, reviewing and maintaining all data protection policy and systems, including secure data base; data retention and data destruction.

This is a permanent full-time position, subject to six months’ probation.  The salary of this post is under review and will commensurate with the candidate’s skills and experience. The job description, and recruitment pack for candidates, can be obtained by emailing  [email protected].  Applications will be accepted up to 4.00pm on Monday 18 December 2023.

The National Board assists in the development of best policies, practice and procedures in child safeguarding and offers advice in this area to all Church authorities, both dioceses and religious organisations.  In addition, it provides relevant and extensive training in matters concerned with child safeguarding.  As part of its remit, the National Board undertakes reviews of practice within dioceses and religious congregations.



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