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Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) - Term Time

The Abbey School, Faversham

  • Ref:KCC886-4242-172S
  • Posted:27/09/2022
  • Pay:KR10 £34,866 - £41,011
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:14/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 31/10/22


Actual Salary £30,392 to £35,749 per annum 

Hours: 37 per Week 08.30 – 16.30

Term Time Only (38 weeks plus 5 additioinal days during the school holidays)

The Abbey School is looking to appoint a full-time DSL  to undertake all aspects of safeguarding including child protection, e-safety, safe working practices and staff training. We are looking for a diligent professional with excellent people skills who will work in partnership with our families and outside agencies.

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. They will be highly efficient individual with outstanding attention to detail.

This is a challenging role that will bring many rewards working closely with the Senior Leadership Team, Director of Behaviour and Heads of Year.  You will need to be resilient under pressure and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You will need to apply this knowledge to help implement and maintain safeguarding procedures and policies, as well as be alert to safeguarding issues on a day-to-day basis. This includes ensuring that staff have received appropriate training, that your own training is up to date, safer recruitment practices are sufficient, and all actions are within the best interest of safeguarding children.

Information about the school

The Abbey School is a mixed secondary school with a thriving population of over 1100 students. We believe that school should be a place where young people can discover and develop their own talents. We have high expectations of all our students which are supported by consistently applied systems, structures, rituals and routines across our learning environment. We are a supportive school community including a positive staff team with high staff morale.

The school is situated in the historic market town of Faversham and is surrounded by many new housing developments that are leading to our rapid growth. We aim to provide the highest quality value-added education and excellent pastoral care for all students so that they feel secure and valued.

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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.