Designated Safeguarding Lead

Sherwell Valley Primary School, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 6ES

This job expired on 18 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    18 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    5 May 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary

spinal column G within Scale Point 18 - 23 (depending on experience) £25,419 - £28,226 (pro rata £17,990 - £19,969 actual annual salary).

Actual salary

£17,990 - £19,969 actual annual salary depending on experience

Designated Safeguarding Lead job summary

Post Title: Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time - 35 hours per week, for 39 weeks per year.
Scale Grade: spinal column G within Scale Point 18 - 23 (depending on experience) £25,419 - £28,226 (pro rata £17,990 - £19,969 actual annual salary).
Based at: Sherwell Valley Primary School, Hawkins Avenue, Chelston, Torquay. TQ2 6ES
Organisation: Torbay Council
Closing date: Wednesday 18th May, 2022 at 9am.
Interview date: Monday 23rd May, 2022
Start date: 01/09/2022

The governors at Sherwell Valley Primary School are looking to appoint an exceptional individual to our post of Designated Safeguarding Lead (non-teaching).

You will be required to work such hours as necessary to meet the demands of the role with a minimum number of hours to be worked of 35 hours per week during term time. The post holder will be responsible for maintaining safeguarding services in which all staff understand the needs of vulnerable children at risk; that they can identify those at risk, refer appropriately to the relevant agencies, provide reports for partner agencies and develop a culture in which the safeguarding needs of children and adults are recognised and appropriately managed.

The DSL will report directly to the Head Teacher / SLT team and is the school’s leading support staff professional within the Safeguarding Team, working as part of the extended Senior Leadership Team to assist our Head Teacher in her her duty to ensure Sherwell Valley Primary School meets its educational and safeguarding aims, maximising the efficient and effective use of its available resources. This is an exciting opportunity to join our established school and team.

Sherwell Valley is a great place to work and to learn and we are excited to be extending our team at this time. Professional development and growth is really important to us and, as a large school, opportunities for both are frequent and diverse. We also benefit hugely from having lovely children, a supportive community and a fabulous school environment.

The successful candidate will have:

• Degree level education.
• Be forward thinking and able to work independently.
• Be able and confident to work alongside the schools SLT team.
• Experience of relevant safeguarding learning programmes/strategies/codes of practice.
• Understanding of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation.
• Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes and barriers to learning.
• Must be an organised individual and manage the administrative demands of the role.
• Experience of working in a school setting.

Visits to the school can be arranged by calling Tracey Young on 01803 613296 or by emailing recruitment@svps1.com.

An application form, job description and person specification can all be downloaded from the school website at: http://www.sherwell-valley-primary.torbay.sch.uk/our-school/vacancies/

This post falls into the category of Regulated Activity. Sherwell Valley Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. An enhanced DBS check is required for this post.

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About Sherwell Valley Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
700 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Contact phone number
01803 613296

Sherwell Valley is a very large and vibrant place where children enjoy learning and teachers love to teach them. We are a happy school that prides itself on providing outstanding learning opportunities for all of our children. We believe strongly that children learn best when they are nurtured and supported in being the most confident that they can be.

Arranging a visit to Sherwell Valley Primary School

Please contact the school on 01803 613296

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