This job expired on 15 October 2021

  • Application deadline

    15 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
East Sussex Grade 7 - £22,299 - £22,944

Job summary

We are looking for an Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead to work within our highly motivated safeguarding team at the Academy.​​​​​​​

The role 

To assist the Vice Principal (Designated Safeguarding Lead) and the Social Inclusion Manager (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) and deputise for these roles, when required, to ensure accurate and swift communication about students between families, other professionals and the school. 

To lead on all Level 2 and Early Help Key Worker cases 

To provide cover in SIM absence including all aspects of Level 3 / 4 cases 

To ensure full coverage of CPOMS entries, throughout the academic year, under supervision of SIM and action responses swiftly 

To secure a complementary service to teachers and pastoral staff in school, addressing the needs of students who need support to overcome barriers to attendance, behaviour & mental health that impacts on their learning both inside and outside school, limiting their opportunity to achieve their full potential. 

To enable high quality, high profile contact with families of students, ensuring support is co- ordinated between school, families and outside agencies. 

To support the promotion of and safeguarding of the welfare of all the academy’s students. 

To support in training staff to ensure up to date safeguarding and child protection policies and practices are rigorously applied. 

To action paperwork for all open Social Care cases and attend all meetings in DSLs absence 

We are looking for someone who has:

-has a social work qualification or related work experience
-completed Designated Safeguarding Lead training within the last 2 years
-a working knowledge of human growth and development throughout the life span recognising the impact of relationships, psychological, socio-economic, environmental, physiological, factors on people’s lives. 
-understands how the principles of relationship based approaches apply to practice. 
understands forms of harm and their impact on people, and the implications for practice, drawing on concepts of attachment, loss, resilience, vulnerability, risk and resistance. 
- has experience of working directly with children and families. 
- has experience of completing needs assessments upon which effective plans are based
- has excellent communication skills.
- is committed to the values, vision and mission of the Trust and to working to achieve best outcomes for all our students and pupils.
- has high levels of enthusiasm and personal motivation.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
877 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

About The Hastings Academy

About the Hastings Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2018)

The Hastings Academy is a secondary school for 11 to 16 - year olds in Hastings, East Susses. Our moto, Pride through success, runs through everything that we do. We are a modern and innovative school, with specialist classrooms and technology to support learning. Our team of talented professional staff are committed to maximising the potential of every child. We hold the Quality of Careers Standard, the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance. We are renowned for our inclusivity and outstanding care of students. We offer 180 student places every year, with a total capacity of 900. We also host a special facility for up to 10 young people with speech and language and communication difficulties. We can offer you:

-a positive and innovative learning environment
-excellent facilities and resources for staff and students

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils, and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insi s and best practice our schools support each other to improve. Read more about our vision and values

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools

The other benefits we offer, including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies, are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

Find out more

Salary: East Sussex Grade 7 - £22,299 - £22,944

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Harriet Catt, PA to Principal on 

Closing Date: 15.10.21 

Interview Date: 20.10.21

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

School location

Rye Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN35 5DN

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