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Head of Family Welfare & Designated Safeguarding Lead - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Rivermead Inclusive Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F80-41-S
  • Posted:21/02/2024
  • Pay:C2 £26,421 - £33,945
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:13/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:week commencing 18th March 2024

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The Marlborough has an exciting new opportunity to enhance their team. We would like to appoint a new Head of Family Welfare & Designated Safeguarding Lead to join our experienced, passionate and vibrant team working at The Marlborough, part of the Rivermead Inclusive Trust.  

 The successful candidate will have a positive, proactive attitude and excellent communication skills, especially when interacting with children and families. They should be able to work independently and under pressure. The capacity to work methodically with accuracy and attention to detail is essential. The post encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, including meeting with parents and representatives from external agencies, therefore comes with an expectation of professional standards as well as administrative capacity. The role would require the successful candidate to be able to enhance the leadership team with strategic oversight, including leading on developing further and embedding the Quality-of-Life programme for families of the provision.  


Main Duties and Responsibilities 

  • We are looking for somebody with the drive and ambition to share our passionate belief that every child and young person should have the opportunity to realise their full potential
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead in line with KCSIE and other relevant DSL documentation and guidance
  • Work alongside the Pastoral and Behaviour Lead, SENDCO and FLO to enhance the life opportunities for our children and families.  
  • To formalise a keyworker/ Quality-of-Life programme for Marlborough families and lead on relevant training to enhance this offer
  • Ability to build and sustain professional standards and relationships with pupils, parents and staff
  • Ability to contribute towards creating a safe and protective environment
  • A passion for SEND education and making a difference
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Energy, enthusiasm, good sense of humour
  • Emotional maturity and resilience in dealing with challenging behaviours
  • Act as liaison with outside agencies for referrals i.e. CAMHS/Social Services representative. 
  • Make referrals to outside agencies alongside the SENDCO/FLO
  • To act as liaison between home and school for pupil issues.  To support teachers with maintaining good home/school relations.
  • SIMs and MyConcern knowledge desirable

Information about the federation

Rivermead Inclusive Trust, strives to be diverse and inclusive and a place where we can ALL be ourselves. We welcome applications from all diverse and ethnic groups.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of an enhanced DBS check, Health Declaration and satisfactory references

If you require access arrangements to complete an application form please contact Rivermead Inclusive Trust who will cater to your needs ie. large print, coloured forms and an audio version.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Trust Office
  • Address:Long Catlis Road,
    ME8 9TX
  • Telephone: 01634 961080
  • Email: dstammers@r-i-t.org



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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.