This job expired on 29 September 2022

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    29 September 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 September 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Family Support Worker job summary

Sidestrand Hall School is looking to appoint a highly motivated and dedicated Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Family Support Officer who will work closely with our senior leadership team to support families and students to engage effectively with the school.

The right candidate will relish the challenge of working with a variety of people to ultimately support our students in attending school and thriving in their learning. The post requires an empathetic and practical person who can understand the needs of families and students, and can then plan effective and personalised support for them. You will be a highly effective team player, an excellent communicator who will champion the causes of young people and their families.

This is a unique role will involves looking after the needs of our most vulnerable children within the school. The successful applicant will preferably have experience of working in schools within a pastoral role and DSL training, however this will be provided to the right candidate.

Commitment to safeguarding

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. To this end, you may be required to undergo pre-employment checks. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act & you will be required to undergo an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced DBS check with barred list. If you have information to declare it may be protected under the Exceptions Orders and you may not be required to declare it. You will be asked to make a criminal conviction declaration if you are successful.
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About Sidestrand Hall School

School type
Special school, ages 7 to 19
School size
194 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 19
Phone number
01263 578144

The School stands in 15 acres of land on the North Norfolk Coast. We have a range of specialist facilities on site including gardens, greenhouse, woods with a bike trail, a go-kart track, mechanics and construction workshops, science lab, food technology room, sensory room, purpose built Sixth Form and residential units.

Our mission statement demonstrates our purpose as moving Achievement beyond Expectation.

Sidestrand Hall has a highly qualified, skilled and committed staff who guide and support pupils through a range of learning experiences which provide them with the skills, knowledge and qualifications they need. All pupils follow the National Curriculum differentiated to their needs and the extended curriculum offers opportunities for outdoor learning, developing independence and being an active member of the community.

Every pupil leaves Sidestrand Hall with Nationally recognised qualifications that prepare them for their next steps and work towards the outcomes of the SEN code of Practice, Preparing for Adulthood – Employment/Education, Independent Living, Community Participation and Good Health.

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