Safeguarding Manager (DDSL)

The Arnewood School, New Milton, Hampshire, BH25 6RS

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  • Job start date

    1 January 2023

  • Closing date

    1 December 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 November 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,938 - £32,026

What skills and experience we're looking for

You will ideally need to possess a DSL Level 3 and Level 2 (or equivalents) qualification in safeguarding adults & children. A key part of this role is acting as the point of contact with all parents, guardians, regulatory authorities so experience in safeguarding children and young people is key.

What the school offers its staff

We are part of The Gryphon Trust, a small trust with big ambitions serving the local community around New Milton and The New Forest in Hampshire.

The Arnewood School is a brilliant place to work. We are a staff who are committed to providing the best outcomes we can for children. We believe we make a difference to the lives of young people. We are also mutually supportive and have a lot of fun – working with children is a fantastic occupation. Our philosophy is underpinned by personal growth for students and staff alike.

Further details about the role

The safeguarding team at The Arnewood School consists of a core of staff (teaching and non-teaching) with specialist skills in safeguarding and child protection. Led by the Designated Safeguarding Lead, the Safeguarding Manager has day-to-day responsibility for ensuring children are safe and well cared for. The team’s Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads assist the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Safeguarding Manager. The Safeguarding Manger, as a non-teacher, has time in her/his day to work intensively with children in need, and supporting agencies. These include counselling providers, Hampshire Police, and Children’s Social Services across a small number of local authorities.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience of: -

  • managing safeguarding in a school or other relevant organisation
  • building relationships with children and their parents, particularly the most vulnerable.
  • Working and communicating effectively with relevant agencies including social services
  • implementing and encouraging good safeguarding practice throughout a large team of people
  • developing and implementing strategies to help children in need and their families.
  • handling large amounts of sensitive data and upholding the principles of confidentiality
  • excellent record keeping skills and attention to detail, to produce reports, take minutes of meetings, and document safeguarding concerns
  • an ability to work calmly and methodically to ensure all students are safeguarded successfully.
  • challenging professionals or adults who are not acting in the best interest of a young person in need
  • current best practice including a working knowledge of Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) and managing Low Level Concerns.

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About The Arnewood School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1057 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01425 625405

The Arnewood School offers a welcoming, professional, and supportive atmosphere for new colleagues. Our academic record over a long period of time shows us to be a consistently high performing school, with impressive examination results at all key stages, including our vibrant sixth form. We aim to meet individual students' needs and help every child fulfill their potential placing great emphasis on a healthy balance between academic work and all-round social development. The school is ideally situated in New Milton at the gateway to The New Forest National Park with easy access to recreational activities by the sea and in the forest.

Arranging a visit to The Arnewood School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email l.harper@arnewood.hants.sch.uk.

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