Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)

Winifred Holtby Academy, Hull, HU7 4PW

6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    April 2023

  • Closing date

    11 December 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 November 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£42,503 (pro rata for term time)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Being a member of, or associated to, the Senior Leadership Team in an educational setting
  • Significant experience of working with vulnerable children and young people
  • Experience of developing policies and protocols, ensuring these remain up-to-date and relevant
  • Experience of managing child protection cases and investigations
  • Experience of liaising with a range of agencies and professionals to support children and young people
  • Experience of working effectively with parents to safeguard children and young people
  • Experience of inter-agency liaison for at least 3 years
  • The ability to explain the principles involved in giving advice and guidance to children and young people
  • The ability to write action plans for children and young people, maintain accurate records and create complex safeguarding reports
  • The ability to motivate children and young people by establishing empathetic and supportive working arrangements
  • The ability to demonstrate knowledge of the responsibilities of agencies towards vulnerable children and young people
  • The ability to explain the additional support which can be of assistance to vulnerable children, young people, and their families
  • The confidence and skills to provide professional challenge and support to other colleagues
  • A knowledge and commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people.
  • The ability to communicate with Parents/Carers of children and young people in their care about their child’s needs and well-being
  • The ability to communicate with External partners about children and young people in their care about the child’s needs and well-being
  • A knowledge and commitment to policies and procedures
  • A knowledge of the Data Protection Act (1998) and UK GDPR requirements associated with data
  • Ensure that child protection files are kept up to date.
  • Organisational skills to create/implement systems and processes, allow robust managing of safeguarding concerns and tracking actions

What the school offers its staff

In return for your skills and experience, we provide a supportive and friendly environment to develop and thrive. We offer all staff access to an excellent pension (TPS/LGPS); a generous annual leave entitlement with additional shutdown days over the Christmas period; staff development opportunities; free onsite car parking; and a supportive induction programme.

For an informal discussion about this post, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Brown, Headteacher, via 01482 826207. For further information on how to apply for this position please visit the Winifred Holtby Academy website Winifred Holtby Academy - Current Vacancies

Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role.

We want to make sure no one is put at a disadvantage during our recruitment process because of a disability, condition or impairment. To assist you with this, we will reduce or remove any barriers where possible and provide additional support where appropriate.

If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should contact us via the details above. You can complete the “Additional Requirements” section of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Consortium Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS disclosure, in line with the usual terms and conditions of employment at The Consortium Academy Trust.

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About Winifred Holtby Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1311 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01482826207

Arranging a visit to Winifred Holtby Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email enquiry@winifredholtbyacademy.com.

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