Diocesan Director of Safeguarding  at the offices of the Diocese of Cork and Ross, Redemption Road, Cork T23PXDO

(Part-time Three-Year Contract – 14 hours per week)

The Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross is a faith community of 68 parishes, which are configured into 16 Families of Parishes, and other religious communities in the Diocese.  Diocesan safeguarding structures include a Safeguarding Committee.  Each Parish or Family of Parishes has clergy, staff and volunteers who seek to ensure that our faith communities are a safe environment for children and vulnerable adults.

The Diocese, through CRSS, is seeking to recruit a Diocesan Director of Safeguarding with responsibility for Children and Vulnerable Adults. The Employer is CRSS CLG, a registered charity whose mission is to support certain agencies providing services to the Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross

Job Purpose:

  • To work as Director of the Safeguarding Service in the Diocese of Cork and Ross.
  • To plan and manage the Diocesan Safeguarding Service with particular emphasis on developing, maintaining, and monitoring a safe environment for children and vulnerable adults in all aspects of church life and activity.
  • To serve and support the Diocesan structures which are set up to advise the Bishop on nurturing a culture of safeguarding children and vulnerable adult matters.
  • To plan and oversee all safeguarding training through developing a training plan, supporting trainers, and evaluating the effectiveness of training.
  • To ensure that the Diocesan safeguarding message is communicated effectively to all, using a multi-media approach.
  • To act as the Diocesan Designated Liaison Person who hears concerns relating to safeguarding, including any disclosures or allegations of abuse, and take responsibility for managing the response to that concern or disclosure.
  • To manage all cases, ensuring appropriate pastoral response to complainants and their families; and ensuring appropriate risk assessments and safety plans are in place for respondents.
  • To report to the Bishop of Cork and Ross on the management of safeguarding issues and concerns for children and vulnerable adults and the development, implementation and monitoring of appropriate structures and best practice.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications/experience.

Candidates will be selected following an interview process.  Shortlisting may apply.

For further information about this post download the detailed Job Description and Application Form at or request them via email from CRSS: [email protected]

How to Apply
Download the Application Form

Closing date for receipt of completed Applications for this post is: 12.00pm on Friday, 22nd March 2024.