Safeguarding Support Officer

The Whitstable School, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1PX

14 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    10 July 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    15 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

£20,045 - £21,563 SAT 5

Safeguarding Support Officer job summary

Permanent

37 hours a week, Monday to Friday.

Full time, working all year round.

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 school. The post holder will provide support to the safeguarding team with administration tasks required to safeguard the children and young people at the 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.
• Good knowledge of data protection and confidentiality and the process to manage and protect information.

The School
The Whitstable School is part of Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement, situated in the highly desirable location of Whitstable, Kent. Rated by Ofsted in February 2018 as a ‘Good’ school, we are now embarking on the next stage of our journey to ‘outstanding’ and are looking for exceptional and inspiring individuals to help us achieve this ambition.

Please visit www.thewhitstableschool.org.uk for more about our school.

Why work for us?
This is an excellent opportunity to join our school.
In return, we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued and where you will have the opportunity to access a range of excellent professional opportunities to support your progression.

Additional benefits include:
• Excellent on site facilities;
• Excellent CPD programme;
• Being part of a highly successful Trust;
• Local Government Pension Scheme – with a generous employer contribution;
• Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
• Ride to Work Scheme;
• Kent Rewards Scheme – local and national retailer discounts;
• Eye test reimbursement;
• Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive.
• Generous Holiday entitlement of 25 days plus bank holidays and a concessionary day to be taken at Christmas.
• Christmas closure (3 days holiday entitlement is used for this).
• Additional holiday entitlement for 5 years + service.

Applying for the job

Full details of the requirements of the post can be found in the accompanying recruitment pack.

If you are interested in this post, please contact Kath Higgins, Designated Safeguarding Lead at katherine.higgins@swale.at or 01227 931300.
Applications should be made via Kent Teach. Please note, we cannot accept CVs.

We are happy to discuss any support you may need during your application process as part of our reasonable adjustment approach.

If you experience any difficulty in completing the application form, please contact recruitment@swale.at or 01795 426091 (option 2)

In accordance with current GDPR compliance we will not keep any details / application forms on file once the position is filled.

Interview Dates: Week Commencing 11th July 2022

Swale Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from ROA and will require an enhanced DBS disclosure

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About The Whitstable School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
964 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01227 931300

The Whitstable School is part of the Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement, situated in the highly desirable location of Whitstable, Kent. Rated by Ofsted in February 2018 as a Good school, we are now embarking on the next stage of our journey to outstanding and are looking for exceptional and inspiring individuals to help us achieve this ambition.

Please visit www.thewhitstableschool.org.uk and our twitter page @TheWhitSchool for more about our school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS Check and references will be taken up. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and seek to reflect the diverse community we serve. Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the stated requirements; please note that we cannot accept CVs.

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