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Safe Ministry Services Manager

  • Permanent full-time position
  • Be part of a team committed to maintaining safe ministry
  • Work in an award-winning CBD office building with amazing view of Swan River

About the role

The Safe Ministry Services Manager is responsible for the delivery of safe ministry services including screening and coordination of training in the Diocese. They will ensure the application and monitoring of the Professional Standards Statute, policy and protocol which forms part of the Church's strategy for ensuring proper processes are in place for responding to information that alleges misconduct by a Church Worker under the statute. The Safe Ministry Services Manager will also be the Professional Standards Director as it pertains in the statutes, canons and polices of the Church. Finally, they will be responsible for monitoring and management of claims received through the National Redress Scheme and other redress mechanisms. This role reports to the Diocesan Secretary and Executive Officer, and the main duties are as follows:

  • Manage complaints of misconduct as described in the Statute
  • Act in a corresponding capacity for the Diocese of Bunbury
  • Provide advice and guidance in relation to safe ministry and professional standards
  • Oversee and prepare safety agreements for persons of concern
  • Conduct or coordinate investigation of complaints
  • Organises counselling, pastoral care, and/or a support person for claimants and respondents
  • Participate in the development of policies and statutes
  • Facilitate safe ministry education and training programs
  • Lead the safe ministry services team

What are we looking for in a candidate?

  • Relevant qualifications and experience in counselling, human resources, social work, child protection or legal practice or procedure
  • Knowledge of the needs of people affected by abuse, harassment and misconduct and profile of people perpetrating such behaviour
  • Owing to the nature of the role the Safe Ministry Services Manager will not be a member of the clergy or a spouse of a member of the clergy
  • Expertise in conducting workplace investigations and writing reports
  • Professional attitude, discretion and respect for confidentiality
  • Understanding of the importance of self-care and mindfulness
  • Analytical and information processing skills, as well as high level interpersonal skills
  • To be supportive of the Anglican Church and its values

What do we offer in return?

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • A competitive remuneration package
  • Car bay in the CBD office
  • Permanent full-time role
  • Working with a great team with a strong commitment to safe ministry

About us

The diocesan office of the Anglican Diocese of Perth’s core business is to provide administration support and high-level leadership to the Anglican Church, Diocese of Perth. We are situated in a new office building next to St George’s Cathedral, with easy access to public transport and excellent lunch options. The immediate team consists of 30 team members spread across three floors in the building, who cooperate with over 450 other team members and thousands of volunteers from across the Diocese.

How to apply

You can apply via email to recruitment@perth.anglican.org

The applications should include a cover letter of no more than two pages and an updated CV. You will be requested to fill out a questionnaire and provide a copy of a recent National Police Certificate.

Shortlisting will begin immediately, and applications will close when a suitable candidate is found.

For a detailed position description or a confidential discussion contact Katerina Lazarevska on 08 9425 7200.