Safeguarding Support Officer

Westlands School, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1PF

This job expired on 1 July 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Application deadline

    1 July 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 June 2022

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£20,045 - £21,563 SAT 5

Safeguarding Support Officer job summary


37 hours a week 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 Westlands 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.

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.

Westlands School is part of Swale Academies Trust, a leading Multi-Academy Trust for school improvement. We are particularly proud of the fact that our curriculum provides a variety of academic, arts, technology and other vocational subjects; helping focus on students of all abilities making exceptional levels of progress, particularly in the key skills of literacy and numeracy.

Please visit https://www.westlands.org.uk/ for more information.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school. In return, we offer a stimulating, supporting and rewarding working environment, where all staff are valued.

Additional benefits include:
Excellent on site facilities;
Excellent CPD programme;
Being part of a highly successful Trust;
Local Government Pension Scheme – with generous employer contribution;
Employee Assistance Programme – Wellbeing and advice;
Cycle to Work Scheme;
Eye test reimbursement;
Kent Rewards Scheme – access to local and national retail discounts;
Employee Referral Recruitment incentive.

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About Westlands School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1728 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01795 477475

Westlands School is a large, mixed, 11-18 school with a tradition of excellent outcomes for students and a ‘Good’ OFSTED judgement. We have an enviable reputation in the local area, being significantly over-subscribed on an annual basis. As part of Swale Academies Trust we work in collaboration with other schools across Kent and East Sussex. We are a Teaching School and provide professional development of the highest quality.

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