Job Vacancy: SAFEGUARDING COORDINATOR

ROLE TITLE:          Safeguarding Coordinator

LOCATION:             Kimmage Manor, Dublin 12. 

CONTRACT:            Part-time (20 hours per week), permanent.

Background:

The Spiritans work in service to those in greatest need. For over 160 years the Spiritans have been involved in education, social outreach and parish life in Ireland. Today we educate over 5,000 students in our schools. Spirasi (Spiritan Asylum Services Initiative) is the national centre for the rehabilitation of victims of torture, serving asylum seekers and migrants for 25 years. An Tobar, our Spiritan Spirituality Retreat Centre located outside Navan, is where Spiritans, parish groups, the local community and others can come together to reflect, collaborate and learn. In four Spiritan-led parishes in Dublin – Greenhills, Bawnogue, Deansrath and Kimmage – we focus on lay leadership, youth formation, social awareness and adult participation in faith.  As part of the Spiritan global network operating in 56 countries around the world, a number of Irish Spiritans are involved in relief and development projects in areas of entrenched poverty and deprivation in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

The Role

The Spiritans wish to recruit a Safeguarding Coordinator to be responsible for safeguarding for the Spiritan Congregation in Ireland. This role includes, but is not confined to, taking charge of:

  • Safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Devising and delivering training programmes.

Job Description of Safeguarding Co-ordinator

  • Directing and revising the Spiritan Child Safeguarding Policy and Procedures
  • Liaising with and supporting Spiritan Communities in Ireland to ensure implementation and adherence to agreed safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Conducting an annual internal safeguarding audit of Spiritan Communities
  • Providing information to Spiritans and co-workers as and when required
  • Reporting directly to the Provincial on all child / vulnerable adults safeguarding matters
  • Facilitating the Safeguarding Committee to develop a Safeguarding Plan, a Communications Plan, and a Training Plan
  • Managing and delivering Safeguarding Training for all Spiritans and co-workers and submitting training reports to the NBSCCCI
  • Keeping records of all of those who have attended training sessions
  • Developing new training sessions in line with new policies and procedures, and changes in legislation.

Essential Experience:

Ideally, the candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrable experience and track record of at least 3-5 years in successfully managing and delivering safeguarding support to an organisation.
  • Track record of bringing creative thinking and fresh ideas to an organisation and its work
  • Educated to professional level in one of the following areas: Social Science, Education, or other relevant qualification
  • Self-motivated, decisive, with strong organisational, multi-tasking and collaborative skills
  • IT literacy including MS office and database packages.

Garda Vetting:

The position is subject to satisfactory outcome of the Garda Vetting process.

Location:

The position will be based Kimmage Manor.

Hours

20 hours per week at flexible times.

Salary Range:

€30 to €50 per hour depending on experience.


Applications, including a full CV, should be sent to careers@spiritan.ie or by post to Careers, House 2, Kimmage Manor, Dublin 12, by Friday 17th May 2024. References will be required. Canvassing will disqualify. 

The Congregation of the Holy Spirit is an equal opportunity employer.