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Safeguarding Officer - Full-time

St Augustine Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4000-264S
  • Posted:28/09/2023
  • Pay:WAT Grade F £22,259 - £24,402 (actual)
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:13/10/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Shortly after closing date


An exciting opportunity has arisen to join St Augustine Academy. We are looking to appoint an experienced Safeguarding Officer.

The Safeguarding Officer will work under the direction and guidance of the Designated Safeguarding Lead/Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead with regards to the management of Safeguarding and Child protection issues with an integral link to student attendance throughout the school day and support the Senior Leadership Team in providing a safe environment in which students develop and learn.

The aim of the role is to cultivate a happy and safe community environment in which all young people are safe, supported and provided with the highest quality of care.

You will be expected to maintain accurate, confidential and up to date documentation on all cases of safeguarding and child protection through the Academies safeguarding management system (CPOMS).

The role will require the succesful candidate to work with a variety of agencies/professionals, therefore an ability/apptitude to be able to develop/nurture strong working relatinshiops with other professionals is essential.

Applicants will need to integrate within our friendly Academy team as well as needing excellent communication skills to develop a good relationship with students and staff.

This is a Full-time post, 37 hours per week

(working 8am – 4pm, Monday – Thursday and 8am – 3.30pm on a Friday. Term Time Only plus INSET days).

Salary:  WAT Grade F £22,259 - £24,402 (FTE £25,878 - £28,371)

Information about the school

St Augustine Academy is a small, caring, inclusive school committed to providing an education that allows every student to succeed and flourish in our Christian community, for all faiths and none. We believe the very purpose of school and education is to help young people grow and develop so that no door is closed to them in their lives.

We are an inspirational community, with high standards of discipline creating a disruption free learning environment. Our broad curriculum is exciting and knowledge-rich to engage, excite and challenge all students, regardless of their starting level. Our successful grammar stream adds further challenge and pace.

At St Augustine Academy we promote courage, compassion, and community as well as a desire to learn and achieve. These values are guided by our school motto, “Together with God we achieve.” We believe that the sum of all our parts is much greater than any individual part. We work with students, families, and our local community to bring about the best opportunities for all members of our academy.

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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 Education.