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Safeguarding Officer - Full-time

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-3917-251S
  • Posted:21/07/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 7
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:21/08/2022 at 23:00
  • Interviews:Tuesday 6 September 2022

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We are a large primary school with over 800 pupils currently on roll and are seeking to appoint an experienced and efficient Safeguarding Officer.

The successful applicant will be a member of our friendly and hardworking Pastoral Support Team and will play a leading role throughout the school to support the Senior Leadership Team in providing a safe environment for our pupils to learn in.

The role encompasses all aspects of safeguarding including child protection, e-safety, safe working practices and staff training. There is a need to work in partnership with outside agencies to provide a safe, caring and stimulating environment for all pupils at the school. The successful candidate will also need to build links and work in partnership with parents, carers and professionals to promote the wellbeing of the children in the care of our school.

The pay is set at Kent Range 7 (£23,378 for a full-time position). The actual salary equates to approximately £20,714 per annum. The post is 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, term time, INSET days plus one week in the summer break (40 weeks per annum). The working times are 8.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00am to 3.30pm on Friday.

We require a good standard of general education and GCSE qualifications or equivalent in English and Mathematics at Grade C or above. Verification of qualifications will be required before employment can commence so please do not declare any qualifications unless you can produce the original certificate.

A formal 30 minute interview will take place with a panel comprising of members of the Leadership Team. Candidates will also undertake a 30 minute in tray exercise.

CVs will not be accepted so please complete the application form in full and explain how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for the role.

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The interviewee will be asked questions relating to the safeguarding of children.

We are also committed to championing staff wellbeing and all employees can access free counselling, occupational health support and Supervision sessions.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and a check against the ISA Barred List for children. All new employees to the School, including those with previous local government service, shall be subject to a 6-month probationary period.

If applicants have not been contacted by Monday 5 September they have been unsuccessful on this occasion. 

 

Information about the school

Garlinge Primary School and Nursery continues to be a ‘Good’ school as recognised in our latest Ofsted inspection (March 2018). The inspection found that staff ‘have an unwavering commitment and determination to provide the best possible experiences for all pupils in a happy, calm and aspirational environment’.

We are a large four form entry school to the west of Margate with approximately 775 pupils. We aim to provide a caring, exciting and inclusive learning environment where every child and family really matters with a focus on raising standards alongside the development of the whole child. The school’s values are Perseverance, Aspiration, Respect and Teamwork and all children are familiar with these. The most recent Ofsted visit noted that the values ‘pervade every aspect of the school’s work’, and we are proud that is the case.

We are a school with a Specialist Resource Provision (SRP) for Physically Disabled pupils, a satellite class from Foreland Fields School and a further SRP for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Conditions due to be built by the end of 2022.

We are a part of an established Cooperative Trust (Thanet Endeavour Learning Trust), working with Bromstone Primary School and St Mildred’s Primary Infant School. We work closely within our Trust to improve all aspects of our practice, including CPD and support for ECTs. We are also proud to be part of a Federation between our school and Parkside Community Primary School in Canterbury.

Our large site comprises of a KS2 and a KS1 building, three large playgrounds and a school field and we continue to invest heavily in our outdoor learning environment which includes an inclusive play area and sports courts.

We inspire, respect and celebrate achievement and diversity.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01843 298648

Documents

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.