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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    14 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Contract type


Pay scale

£27,840 - £33,218 for hours and weeks stated

What skills and experience we're looking for

Rochester Grammar School are seeking a Designated Safeguarding Lead to take responsibility for all safeguarding and child protection matters arising at the school, together with supporting other staff in dealing with any child protection concerns that arise. The successful candidate will be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for who they are responsible, and with whom they come into contact. They will also be available for staff to discuss any safeguarding concerns.

The successful candidate will have experience of working with children, youngpeopleand families, dealing with barriers to education, together with a knowledge and understanding of safeguarding procedures, child protection issues and law and regulations governing the employment of children, and of statutory legislation ,guidelines and policies on attendance. Working knowledge of the school exclusion process and procedures would be desirable. They will be ableto work as part of a team ,and openly and collaboratively with multi-agency colleagues, while applying the principles of confidentiality. Excellent time management skills to enable strict deadlines to be met are a requirement alongside effective analytical skills and problem solving.

Ideally we are looking for our DSL to join us in September, but we can be flexible.

What the school offers its staff

What our Trust will offer you:

  • Competitive Pay Scales: Our TSAT pay scales exceed national standards.
  • Collaborative Support: Benefit from resources, mentoring, and school visits across the Trust to enhance your skills and knowledge.
  • Pension Scheme Membership: Secure your future with membership in the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Fitness and Wellness: Enjoy reduced membership fees for our fully-equipped fitness suite and classes, conveniently located at New Horizons Children’s Academy and Rochester Grammar School.
  • Staff Wellbeing Focus: Access our 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, free flu vaccinations, and eye care vouchers.
  • Convenient Parking: Park for free in our secure staff car park.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme: Promote health and sustainability through our Cycle to Work initiative.
  • TSTARS Staff Recognition: Be part of our Staff Recognition Programme, with seasonal rewards for all staff.
  • Refer a Friend: Spread the word and benefit from our Refer a Friend Scheme

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

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About The Rochester Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1177 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

At The Rochester Grammar school we have the highest expectations of all of our learners in terms of their commitment to academic achievement, respect for others and contribution to the school community.

We are proud to be a part of the family of schools that comprises The Thinking Schools Academy Trust and firmly believe in our united vision; transforming life chances for all our students and young people.

Since 2007, RGS has offered the IB Diploma. This qualification supports the holistic development our students, both personally and academically, and we are proud to offer this prestigious course to our Sixth Form.

Arranging a visit to The Rochester Grammar School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email Ruth.Rivers@rochestergrammar.tsat.uk.

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