Assistant Safeguarding Lead and Welfare Officer

(R4 sp24 – R5 sp29, £22,169 - £24,308 (FTE: £25,889 - £28,011) per annum, depending on experience)
Location: St Dominic's School, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey GU8 4DX Hours: 36 hours per week, Term time only

Closing Date: 07/06/2021


Job Description

This is a varied role working closely with parents, carers, the safeguarding team as well as the wider school staff adhering to the school’s safeguarding procedures and policies to promote the welfare and protection of all pupils and students attending the school.

The job descriptions outlines in detail the main duties for the role which includes acting as DSL when the DSL is off site, attending Child Protection, and other safeguarding conferences as well as co-ordinating and leading multi-agency meetings and ensuring that the specialist training needs of the staff are addressed.

Job Profile – Assistant Safeguarding Lead & Welfare Officer – May 21

Person Specification

Applicants should be an excellent communicator, able to work on their own initiative, under pressure and have the ability to prioritise to meet demands and deadlines. As well, you should possess a natural ability to build relationships easily with children and young people, parents and external agencies.

The successful candidate will maintain confidentiality and sensitivity at all times. You will have previous experience of working with children and young people and an up to date knowledge of safeguarding and child protection requirements in schools.

Further Information

St Dominic’s School is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a specialist Trust with 12 Academies and 7 College Centres across London, Surrey and Sussex.

We are a special school in Surrey and provide education for pupils and students aged 7-19, typically with a primary diagnosis of Autism or social communication difficulties. Our school is located in the beautiful village of Hambledon, close to Witley, Milford, Guildford and Godalming. We have views of the Surrey hills and plenty of outdoor space, including access to the common and a Forest School site.

Benefits include:

  • • Free car parking
  • • Lunch provided on site
  • • Employee Assistance Programme
  • • Membership to Perkbox

Application Guidance

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Kirsty Glaysher, Head of Integrated Services at kglaysher@stdominicsschool.org.uk

To arrange a visit to the school, please contact Alison Corbett, HR & Recruitment Officer by phone 01428 684693 or email: acorbett@stdominicsschool.org.uk

To apply, please click here. You will be redirected to apply via our online TES portal.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date:  Monday 7th June 2021

Interviews: To be held week beginning 14th June 2021

St Dominic’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

 

My Son has made incredible progress emotionally and applies himself much better academically. The mentoring aspect is key to his progress.

 

 

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