5 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    ASAP or September 2024 for the right candidate

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance
  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 37 hours per week, from 08:00 to 16:00 during term time and INSET days. Plus, 3.7 hours per day for a duration of 4 weeks during the summer break.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

HCC Grade D £25,628 - £28,326 FTE

Actual salary

£23,607 - £26,092 actual

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced professional to take up the role of Attendance & Safeguarding Associate. Currently, this role is undertaken by the Associate Leader DSL and 4 DDSLs.

Now, the Governors of the school have decided that this role should be supported, in future, by a dedicated non-teaching member of staff who will report directly into the Leadership and Management team. This is an extremely important role for several reasons. Successful academic outcomes, well-being and safety of children and young people are of paramount importance in all schools. The vision is that opportunities for progression to DSL, would be created for the right candidate, after a suitable period of performing the role to a high standard.

Safeguarding and Child Protection measures are under intense scrutiny from senior staff in the school, the Hampshire Safeguarding Partnership, OfSTED, and other authorities. There is an expectation that the Safeguarding Assistant role will support safeguarding administration and safeguarding visits when there are concerns. The successful candidate will be educated to at least GCSE level and have proven literacy and numeracy skills, having achieved Grade 4, or above, in Maths and English. The ideal candidate must also be able to demonstrate resilience, resourcefulness, initiative, good time management and patience.

What the school offers its staff

Rowhill School is a Pupil Referral unit for 11-16-year-olds, set on a well-resourced and beautiful site.

We educate pupils who are either permanently excluded, at the risk of permanent exclusion or cannot attend a mainstream setting for various medical reasons.

Our school strives to cultivate a desire for learning and self-improvement so that students leave Rowhill School with the tools needed to succeed in their onward pathways, we strive to develop well mannered, confident, and culturally rich individuals.

Further details about the role

The post holder

Rowhill School needs a person who will think clearly, in the best interests of all children and young people on roll and communicate effectively with senior staff. They will be prepared to become an expert on the official guidance and laws in place that support effective Safeguarding and Child Protection measures. They will need to act, giving instructions to others. If necessary, they will need to deal directly with adults in other supporting agencies, such as Children’s Services, Police, CAMHS, and Educational Psychologists.

Please read the person specification below, for further information.

All school employees will be expected to take annual leave during the school holiday periods.

When will this role start

We feel this important operational and strategic role should start as soon as possible and preferably by ASAP. It is expected that time will be allocated for full training and liaison with senior staff so that a complete understanding of the brief can be established.

Who will line-manage this role

The Attendance and Safeguarding Associate will report directly to the HSLM and Designated Safeguarding Lead and will be required to hold meetings to report on safeguarding and child protection matters to DSLs and DDSLs weekly.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Check as well as other relevant pre-employment checks.

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About Rowhill School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
School size
26 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01252 367500

Rowhill School is a Pupil Referral unit for 11-16 year old pupils, set on a well-resourced and beautiful site. We educate students who are permanently excluded, at the risk of permanent exclusion or cannot attend a mainstream setting for medical reasons.
We are a caring and forward-thinking school, a “vibrant place to learn” (Ofsted March 2018), where academic achievement and the personal development of each pupil goes hand in hand.

Arranging a visit to Rowhill School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vacancies@rowhill.hants.sch.uk.

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