The Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership are working in close collaboration with the Birmingham Council of Faiths on a series of initiatives to enhance capacity, coordination and impact of faith-based organisations in safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of vulnerable children and families across the range of diverse communities in Birmingham.
The faith initiative has attracted funding and support from the Department for Education, Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership and Public Health. The project focuses on four key strands; design of a ‘Faith Map’ to enhance accessibility to places of worship across the city, establishing a Designated Safeguarding Leads Network to promote and share good practice and resources, to build a repository of accredited safeguarding training for faith-based organisations and to create a quality assurance tool kit to help evaluate progress and identify areas for further improvement.
The Faith Project Coordinator post is a newly created role, reporting directly to the Business Manager of the Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership. The post holder will become a key member of the project team, working closely with the Project Leads, Steering Group and individual task groups who are working on the specific elements of the overall project.
The successful candidate will require excellent communication skills, to build and nurture positive working relationships and collaborative working across multiple faiths groups. They will need to use their experience and knowledge to ensure that the work of the individual task groups complement the overall project aims and are delivered on time and within budget.
They will be working with Project Leads, Designated Safeguarding Leads and managers and professionals from a wide range of safeguarding partners to plan, deliver and evaluate the safeguarding arrangements if faith-based organisations - and above all make a major difference for children and vulnerable families in Birmingham.
They should have at least 2 years previous project management experience, ideally within the public or voluntary sector, along with some understanding of faith organisations and safeguarding children. Further development in this area can be provided as well as safeguarding training.
To find out more please see the Person Specification and Job description - we welcome tailored applications based on these documents.
For an informal discussion or further details please contact: Simon Cross, Business Manager, Birmingham Safeguarding Children Partnership at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0121 464 2612.