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Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Term Time

Tonbridge Grammar School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5443-211S
  • Posted:28/09/2022
  • Pay:Currently £24,001 to £25,266 fte
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:14/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 17th October 2022


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead 

Term time only (39 weeks including Academy Days) + 10 days   

37 hours per week 

Salary: Currently £24,001 to £25,266 fte depending on experience  

(£21,449 to £22,580 pro rata) 

Fixed Term (18 months in the first instance) 

We are seeking to recruit a Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead to join our experienced DSLs and Wellbeing Team. The main purpose of this role is to support the DSLs in leading safeguarding and child protection provision across the school.   

The successful applicant will have an excellent understanding of safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures.  They will have excellent interpersonal skills as they will be required to work directly with students as well as liaising with teachers, support staff and external agencies.  There is no teaching commitment associated with this role. 

Please send completed application forms to: personnel@tgs.kent.sch.uk    

Closing date: Midday on Friday 14th October 2022 

Interviews: Week commencing 17th October 2022 

Tonbridge Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education legislation. We reserve the right to interview before the closing date.  

Information about the school

About Tonbridge Grammar School

We are a high achieving selective grammar school with academy status, educating girls between the ages of 11 to 16 and girls and boys in the Sixth Form (1166 students on roll). The School prepares students for GCSEs and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme following the Middle Years Programme in Years 7-9. Our students are encouraged to take part in an extensive range of extracurricular activities.

TGS is situated in Kent ‘the garden of England’, close to Royal Tunbridge Wells. This location is ideal for trips to London and you will also find beautiful countryside on your doorstep. Excellent transport links to both London and the coast.

Ethos and Values

Tonbridge Grammar School is an IBO World School and our ethos and values are closely aligned to those of the International Baccalaureate Organisation with its focus on intercultural awareness, holistic learning and communication.

Benefits of joining our community

There is a collegiality amongst the staff at TGS which creates a working environment that is intellectually stimulating and highly rewarding.

Staff benefits include:

• Two full days of induction and a professional studies programme throughout your first year (teaching staff) • Internationally accredited IB training and MA opportunities (teaching staff) • For NQT’s – Employment form July: phased timetable of teaching and observations, payment over the summer holiday preceding your first year with us • 10 Academy days giving time for team collaboration and meetings • Motivated and talented students who are eager to learn in a calm and positive environment • Teachers’ Pension and Local Government Pension Scheme • Well-being package provided by Schools Advisory Service • Free use of the School gym • Bike to work scheme • Wellbeing package • Organised staff social activities

Ofsted rating is Outstanding (October 2019)

Job Contact Information

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.