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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£29,504.00 Annually (Actual) L7

Safeguarding Officer job summary

Safeguarding Officer

Location: Challney High School for Boys

Contract Type: Permanent, Term time plus five training days

Hours of work: 37 hours per week. The working day will start at 8:30am and finish at 4:30pm, finishing at 4:00pm one day a week.

Salary: L7 - Actual salary starting from £29,504 per annum

Closing date: 9am on Friday 14th June 2024

Over view of the job

We are looking for someone who can positively engage children, parents/carers and their families in partnership with other agencies so that the school effectively meets the needs of children and young people.

You will be working with our DSL and Pastoral Teams to promote, develop and implement strategies to engage and support families.

Purpose of the post

To work alongside the Designated Safeguarding Lead to support students in their learning and encourage positive attitudes and behaviour in and around school.

Champion safeguarding and student welfare across the school, sharing best practice and ensuring that school policy is enacted in practice.

Encourage a culture of listening to children and taking account of their wishes and feelings in any measures the School may put in place to protect them.

Ensure the School’s Safeguarding & Child Protection policies are known, understood and used appropriately.

Support teachers, tutors and support staff working directly with identified students with additional safeguarding and welfare needs. This includes providing accurate, up to date information about students.

Work with the DSL to ensure that support is always available for staff in the school to discuss any safeguarding concerns.

Maintain accurate, detailed and up to date student Child Protection records via CPOMS. This includes record keeping during DSL monitoring meetings and prompting discussion about vulnerable children and families. Ensure that the outcomes of these meetings are appropriately communicated, that actions are carried out.

Support the DSL in ensuring parents, Governors and other appropriate members of the school community have access to appropriate safeguarding documentation.

Support the DSL to ensure cases of suspected abuse are referred to the appropriate body, supporting staff and students through this process as required.

Work proactively with the Safeguarding and Pastoral teams, at times visiting homes of vulnerable students to improve parental engagement with a view to improving student attendance.

Undertake other duties and responsibilities as directed by the Head of Safeguarding, Safeguarding officer or senior leaders.

If you have an unwavering commitment to safeguarding young people, high levels of personal resilience and thrive in an environment where no two days are the same, then we want to hear from you.

Full training, support and induction will be provided.

In line with our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, this appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

We are unable to accept CVs.

We thank you for your interest in this role. For further information, please contact Laura Miller, Personnel Administrator, via email lmiller@challneyboys.co.uk.

We offer a range of employee benefits:

  • A comprehensive induction programme and a supportive working environment including access to Teaching School Hubs and Initial Teacher Training
  • Exceptional CPD and development / promotional opportunities
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Employee of the month scheme
  • Diverse workplace

The closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 14th June 2024.

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 17th June 2024.

Early applications are welcomed and we reserve the right to interview early should a suitable candidate apply. Please note this vacancy will close when an appointment has been made and without further notice.

Visit our website: www.challneyboys.co.uk

Follow us on X (formerly Twitter): @ChallneyBoys

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Challney High School for Boys

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1180 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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