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Safeguarding Officer - Term Time

The Golden Thread Alliance

  • Ref:KCC-F62-67-S
  • Posted:08/11/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 9
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:28/11/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:w/c 05/12/2022


The Trust is seeking to appoint a Safeguarding Officer to work within our Trust Central Team to support the work of the Central Trust Strategic Leadership Team in promoting the positive welfare of children, young people and colleagues across the Trust.

You will be required to work 37 hours per week Monday to Friday, 39 weeks per year.  The salary is Kent Range 9, £30,485 to £34,693 full time equivalent, actual pro-rata salary £26,337 to £29,972.

As an experienced practitioner within The Central Trust Team, you will carry out the duties of a Safeguarding Officer on a daily basis, according to the needs of The Trust. Your role will include being accountable and responsible for the co-ordination, management and reporting of safeguarding training and safeguarding activity across the Trust.

This includes, but not exhaustive to:

  • Safeguarding Training - To be responsible for the tracking and monitoring of Trust wide Safeguarding training, reporting periodically to the Central Team in line with the annual cycle of reporting, and taking action as required
  • Safeguarding Policy and practice guidance - To be the single point of contact for Safeguarding policy updates in line with KCSIE, DFE and Local Authority changes. Taking action as required.  Ensuring that updates and changes are disseminated in line with Trust deadlines
  • To be responsible for the tracking and monitoring of LADO Referrals that hit threshold. Keeping, accurate and secure records of concerns and referrals made to LADO Trust wide, including LADO referrals (if threshold met) received from external agencies or safeguarding partners
  • DBS Disclosures - To be responsible for the tracking and monitoring for the Annual, all staff DBS disclosures.  Keeping, accurate and secure records around compliance to Trust wide deadlines.  Taking action as required
  • This post demands liaising with staff, advising, and supporting them as well as offering guidance

The role is open to any practitioner on the Support staff pay scale with experience. You must be flexible and open to last-minute changes.   

We are open to part-time and full-time candidates

For full details on the key responsibilities for this role, please refer to the job description attached to this email.

In return, we offer:

  • Commitment to your ongoing Continued Professional Development
  • Family friendly/sociable working hours and a work-life balance
  • 2 family days
  • Access to Local Government Pension scheme
  • Onsite parking

The Galaxy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020 and therefore is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. In line with KCSIE guidance, paragraph 220, all candidates who are shortlisted will be subject to an online search. This search is not part of the shortlisting process itself and all shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to address any issues of concern resulting from the search.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Information about the trust

The Golden Thread Alliance is a Multi-Academy Trust that comprises of Culverstone Green, Fleetdown Primary Academy, Meopham Community Academy, Oakfield Primary Academy, Riverview Infants, Riverview Juniors, Temple Hill Primary Academy, West Hill Primary Academy and Wrotham Road Primary School.

Each Primary has its own unique character, but all subscribe to The Golden Thread Alliance values. Please visit the individual school website to find out more.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Lucy Wisdom
  • Address:West Hill Primary Academy,
    Dartford Road,
    DA1 3DZ
  • Telephone: 07444 035771
  • Email: hr@galaxytrust.co.uk



Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.