Safeguarding Support Officer

The Whitstable School, Whitstable, Kent, CT5 1PX

This job expired on 2 October 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Application deadline

    2 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 September 2022

Job details

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - 37 hours a week, Monday to Friday. Term Time plus 5 staff development days and 3 weeks during the school holidays (negotiable)

Contract type


Pay scale

£20,505 - £21,919 pro rata (£21,528 - £23,013 fte) SAT 5

Safeguarding Support Officer job summary

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.


  • Provide administrative support for the Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL), safeguarding team, and the Governor for Safeguarding and Child Protection;
  • Respond to safeguarding concerns, including liaising with students, parents / carers and external agencies;
  • 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.

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.

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 – generous employer contribution;
  • Employee Assistance Programme;
  • Ride to Work Scheme;
  • Kent Rewards Scheme;
  • Employee Referral Recruitment Incentive.

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About The Whitstable School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1035 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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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