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Independent Chair – Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel

The Diocese of Sheffield is on a journey of transformation. After significant
consultation, we have an ambitious plan for growth which we have begun to

We are currently looking to engage an Independent Chair for the Diocesan
Safeguarding Advisory Panel. The Diocesan Safeguarding Advisory Panel (DSAP)
brings together expertise, knowledge and experience from Diocesan officers,
advisory and pastoral staff together with Statutory Local Government, Police and
Probation Services with support from an Independent Chair. The Board will seek to
ensure the development of a high performing safeguarding system within the
Sheffield Diocese and provide assurance, advice and guidance to the Bishop,
directors and officers via the Archdeacon.

The successful applicant should have sufficient experience of working
within the public or voluntary sector at a senior level to command respect
within a multi-agency Panel of agency representatives, including working
knowledge of the Statutory frameworks for Safeguarding of children and
adults, including legislation, government guidance and the highest
standards of practice.

  • Self Employed
  • £500 per 8-hour day agreed fee, to be invoiced
  • Contract duration of three years with potential for renewal

Please send your CV with a supporting statement outlining your suitability for the
role to

Closing date: 31 May 2024 at 12:00
Shortlisting: 6 June 2024
Interviews: 19 June 2024