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Healthy environments 

That are psychologically/ trauma informed, contributing to health, safety and resilience of provision. 

I seek to be inclusive and adaptable and can see when environments do not safely allow others to participate. I recognise that I have a responsibility to engender trust and transparency in my engagement with others. 

I contribute to building resilient, inclusive, adaptable communities who work with risk to enable safety and challenge toxic environments. I build a culture of trust and transparency which enables people to speak up and feel safe. I advocate for others. I create engaging environments where others have meaningful opportunities to contribute.   

I provide resource and encouragement to support others to create and maintain healthy and flourishing environments. I take responsibility for the resolution of unhealthy situations and avoid shifting problems around without addressing them. 

I ensure policies, procedures and practices are psychologically and trauma informed, updated, responsively learning from internal and external crises.  I provide effective systems for people to safely report concerns.  I hold a sense of ‘conscience’ for The Salvation Army, addressing root causes of unhealthy environments.

Managing safety/risk

Ensuring safe mission, safeguarding, and other statutory requirements are met, ensuring an honourable reputation.

I am compliant with safeguarding and safe mission procedures, recognising the importance of these. I have some experience of identifying potential risks and threats, putting in place measures to alleviate these. 

I am able to identify potential risks and threats and mitigate accordingly. I take responsibility for safeguarding and safe mission procedures, in an auditable manner. I demonstrate compliance across all areas.  

I take responsibility for the management of risks and threats and the development of contingency plans. I show accountability to ensure leaders in my area of responsibility are fulfilling their responsibilities and support them to do so.  

I am alert to, anticipate, and pre-empt risks and threats to The Salvation Army and its mission. 


Apply systems and processes, regularly reviewed and revised, based on values, which ensures the purpose, effectiveness, supervision, culture and accountability of The Salvation Army.

I understand the need for transparent, accountable leadership. I have had some experience of demonstrating fairness and inclusivity and adhering to policies and practices of The Salvation Army. 

I demonstrate transparent, accountable stewardship and I lead in a way that is fair and inclusive, effective and efficient.  I proactively review relevance and effectiveness of roles, policies and practices in my remit. I act accountably for ensuring resources, structures and strategies align to overall purpose and priorities of The Salvation Army.

I exercise governance that is responsive, and values driven, audited, with continuous improvements made. I offer opportunities for participation in the process of decision making. I seek opinions, recommendations and providing information using data as a source of analysis in fulfilling the mission. 

I provide oversight and hold The Salvation Army in alignment with Christ, our head, and in accordance with Salvation Army and legal frameworks. I determine purpose, vision, culture and values, leading collaboratively in the process.  

Responsible stewardship

In line with care for creation, for what and who God has generously entrusted me with. This includes people, administration, finances, property, resources, and technology. 

I show integrity in my use of funds, property, equipment and resources as I engage in my work and the mission. I understand the necessity for robust audit procedures.  

I show care and respect in the efficient use of funds, property, equipment and resources.  I ensure they are used to appropriately resource mission and people.  I respond to audit outcomes, addressing areas of non-compliance.

I resource others according to transparent criteriaI evaluate outcomes for sustainable management and use of resources. I implement and reinforce high standards of financial probity.   

I establish business systems and practice to meet missional objectives and maximise operational efficiency while achieving overall performance. I anticipate operational and capital needs and identify appropriate finance and funding strategies to meet them.