Ecumenical Safeguarding Adviser & Co-ordinator for the Isle of Man


Ecumenical Safeguarding Adviser & Co-ordinator for the Isle of Man.

Salary up to £40,000


If you are a highly motivated and dedicated professional who possesses a strong conviction regarding the need to safeguard the vulnerable, then this pioneering new role may be the opportunity for you.

This innovative and exciting new role will build on best practice to collaborate on safeguarding across several denominations to ensure the development of a strong, relevant and appropriate safeguarding regime for all. Employed by the ecumenical partnership organisation Churches Alive in Mann the post holder will be the main advisor on safeguarding, providing support to the Anglican, Methodist, Catholic and Living Hope church leaders, officers and congregations; oversee the implementation of operational procedures; and be an ecumenical voice in policy for safeguarding in the Isle of Man.

The Role

  • To provide professional advice and guidance to denominations on all aspects of safeguarding
  • To operate in partnership with, support and enhance the existing and planned safeguarding work of each denomination’s leaders, officers and volunteers.
  • To co-ordinate a united approach to common issues, to gain economies of scale and develop best practice whilst ensuring compliance with each denomination’s particular requirements.
  • To drive forward, expand, develop and coordinate safeguarding activities
  • To promote the value of safeguarding in growing a safe, welcoming and inclusive church.

The Offer

CAiM offers: a salary of up to £40,000, depending on qualifications and experience; a pension option; a flexible 40 hours working week (involving some weekend and evening work); generous annual leave entitlement of 25 days plus the Isle of Man’s 10 public holidays; supervision and support; and continuous professional development opportunities.  Job shares can be considered.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Extensive experience of advising on a range of safeguarding issues, ideally within a church, religious, spiritual and/or voluntary and community sector environment
  • Knowledge of and experience in safeguarding case management, training, policy development and governance.  
  • Knowledge of best practice, statutory, and other guidance or policy concerning issues related to the protection of children and adults at risk,
  • Good clear written and verbal and presentation skills and a friendly, empathetic and sensitive communication manner
  • Computer literacy in Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Ability to plan ahead, anticipate and prioritise
  • Ability to work unsupervised and project manage specified areas of work, but with discernment to know when to refer to officers
  • Understanding and assurance of absolute confidentiality in relation to records held in safeguarding files and databases


The Isle of Man is a self-governing crown dependency with a population of around 84,000 people across an area of 221 square miles. Nearly half the population lives in the thriving capital. The island offers a wealth of cultural, educational and recreational opportunities and varied natural environments. People who come here to live, learn, work and play find the island gives them the ‘freedom to flourish’. Candidates with spouses and partners requiring employment may find it helpful to view Further information about relocating to the island can be found at .

Churches Alive in Mann (CAiM) is an ecumenical partnership organisation and a Manx registered charity. Churches on the island have made a commitment to work together to build upon our unique opportunity to collaborate across the denominations on issues of concern to the community.


A full Job Description and Application Form can be downloaded from CAiM’s website 

Completed applications should be returned to:

Revd. Richard Hall, District Chair/Superintendent, The Methodist Church in The Isle of Man,                    
14 Devonshire Road, Douglas, Isle of Man. IM2 3RB.

If you would like to discuss the role informally please contact: Andrew Swithinbank via or Revd.Richard Hall via

The closing date for this vacancy is 17th April 2018  

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Isle of Man for a programme of introduction and interviews  shortly thereafter.



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