Volunteer Vacancy for



The Parish Safeguarding Representative (PSR) has a special responsibility for promoting good and safe practices in all activities involving children, young people and adults at risk within the parish. This will involve making referrals to the Safeguarding Coordinator where necessary. The PSR is the link between the parish and the diocese and as such is in regular contact with the Safeguarding Coordinator and the DBS Administrator. The PSR attends training sessions and has a sound knowledge of the policies and procedures and also who to contact when necessary. The PSR is involved in the recruitment of people to roles within the parish and has the responsibility for facilitating the DBS Disclosure procedure at parish level to ensure that everybody who is required to go through the procedure does so.



Experience required

  • Experience as an administrator/secretary or some comparable experience is DESIRABLE
  • Experience within social care/probation/health/police service or some comparable experience is DESIRABLE
  • An understanding of the social and moral teaching of the Catholic Church is ESSENTIAL

Competences required

  • Ability to command respect from fellow parishioners is ESSENTIAL
  • Ability to work methodically and consistently is ESSENTIAL
  • Excellent organisational skill, able to prioritise and meet deadlines, is ESSENTIAL
  • Ability to work alone or in a small team, using initiative is ESSENTIAL
  • Ability to work with complete discretion and confidentiality is ESSENTIAL
  • Ability to project a friendly, but professional manner with Parishioners is ESSENTIAL
  • Computer literacy with access to email is ESSENTIAL


  • Ability to attend meetings and training sessions organised by the Safeguarding Office is ESSENTIAL


  • Ability and commitment to perform the role for a minimum of 2 years, after initial training is DESIRABLE

In the first instance, please apply in writing to

the Parish Priest, Fr. Ambrose, at the parish office, Ealing Abbey, 2 Marchwood Crescent, Ealing, London W5 2DZ

Diocese of Westminster SAFEGUARDING SERVICE

Registered Charity number 233699 – Website                   AUG 2015