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Safeguarding Officer

Lowfield Road, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8AE
Sir William Romney's School
Term Time
Points 21-24 (£28,900 - £31,099) pro rata
27th March 2023
Start Date
5th June 2023
17th April 2023 12:00 PM
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Job ID
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Start date
5th June 2023
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1321737

We are seeking to appoint a Safeguarding Officer

The purpose of the Safeguarding Officer is to provide flexible and responsive support to the pastoral provision of the school by overseeing the day to day operational safeguarding issues and deputising for the Designated Safeguarding Lead.

We are looking for an adaptable, flexible and resourceful individual able to cope in a high-pressure environment and deal with constantly changing priorities.

The working hours for this positions are 37 hours per week - Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm, Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm with a 30-minute unpaid break term time plus inset days. Salary will be paid at NJC Points 21 to 24 (£28,900 - £31,099) pro rata.

The right candidate will have:

  • Working knowledge of government legislation relating to Safeguarding and Prevent
  • Experience of safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of external agencies that support young people
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • To be flexible and adaptable within a changing and challenging environment
  • A high level of communication skills and the ability to relate positively to children and adults
  • A proven ability to work on their own initiative

Sir William Romney's School is a small 11-16 school in Tetbury in the heart of the Cotswolds. We are proudly comprehensive and committed to ensuring that our students are successful both academically and holistically. You can find out more about our ethos and Intent on our school website.

In April 2020, we became part of The Athelstan Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust, which consists of five secondary schools: Sir William Romeny's School, Malmesbury School, Bradon Forest School, The Dean Academy and Chipping Sodbury School. All our schools share a deep commitment to delivering an excellent comprehensive education to all the students in the Trust. The Trust offers further career development opportunities for colleagues to work across more than one school in a supportive environment.

No CVs accepted. Please complete the Athelstan Trust application form on our school website and accompany this with a letter (of no more than two A4 sides) outlining your experience to-date and the particular strengths, interests and qualities that you could bring to the position. Please read the relevant job description.

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 17th April 2023. Please note that interviews may take place prior to the closing date by mutual agreement.

The Athelstan Trust is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this obligation. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure by the DBS. Please visit the school website for further information.

If you do not hear from us, you may assume that, on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful, in which case may I take this opportunity of wishing you well with your future career aspirations.

A charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales, as The Athelstan Trust Company No: 7699625.


Safeguarding Statement:

Sir William Romney's School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.
Sir William Romney's School

Sir William Romney's School

Part of The Athelstan Trust

The Athelstan Trust