Safeguarding Support Officer

The Turing School, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 8EJ

This job expired on 20 June 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Application deadline

    20 June 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    18 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent salary

£20,045 - £21,563 SAT 5

Actual salary

£17,240 - £18,546 pro rata

Safeguarding Support Officer job summary


Term Time plus 5 staff development days.

37 hours a week.

We have a new and exciting opportunity to appoint a Safeguarding Support Officer.

The purpose of the job will be to share the Trust’s commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all young people through having a knowledge of Government guidelines and safeguarding policies as appropriate within The Turing school. The post holder will provide support to the safeguarding team with administration tasks required to safeguard the children and young people at The Turing school.

Some of the main duties would be:
• To provide administrative support for the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) and the wider safeguarding team, and the nominated Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection, including phone calls, emails and other communication;
• To be able to respond to safeguarding concerns when required, including liaising with students, parents / carers and external agencies when necessary;
• Provide support to the DSL for staff induction, which includes the school’s pupil behaviour policy, the child protection policy, staff code of conduct and the safeguarding response to children who go missing from education;

The successful candidate would need:
• A Designated Safeguarding Lead, level 3 qualification;
• Knowledge of current safeguarding legislation, policy and practice relating to children and adults at risk;
• A child-centred approach, able to maintain this perspective and use common sense;
• An ability to write concise reports and compile case file information.

Knowledge of the statutory agencies’ roles in safeguarding children and adults at risk and experience of implementing policies, protocols and guidance would be an advantage but not essential.

For further information on the full main duties and responsibilities and the requirements for the job are detailed in the accompanying recruitment pack.

We can offer:
A team of friendly, welcoming people to work collaboratively with.
A range of support from a strong team that will help to develop your practice.
Excellent professional development opportunities both within the school and across the Trust.
Local Government Pension Scheme – with a generous employer contribution;
Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
Ride to Work Scheme;
Eye test reimbursement;
Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive.

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About The Turing School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
528 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01323 465700

The Turing School is at its heart, a community school. We pride ourselves on knowing all of our students and families, and we work together to support and develop our young people into becoming successful, confident and happy young adults. With the right support and guidance, secondary school can be an exciting experience for young people that will equip them with the skills, abilities and qualities to succeed in life.

We have high expectations of our students regarding their academic progress, behaviour and presentation. All students deserve a positive and successful secondary school experience, and we want our young people to feel valued, supported and inspired. We are passionate about ensuring that our students become happy, confident and successful young people, whilst instilling in them a love of learning and a desire to succeed.

We are committed to equipping students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful both in education and the wider community, and as they make their transition into adulthood. One of the many things we pride ourselves on is knowing all of our students individually, which enables us to support and enhance their experiences both academically and in the development of their strong characters.

We promote a strong culture of inclusion and diversity. The school champions respect for all and challenges discrimination by providing equal opportunities for all. We are proud to offer an inclusive curriculum and bespoke pathways to ensure the most positive progress and outcomes for our pupils, whatever their needs or abilities. Each member of staff has a shared responsibility to remove any potential barriers to learning.

Our students' well-being is of the utmost importance and our curriculum provides rich opportunities for students to reflect and develop strategies to support their mental health and resilience.

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