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Safeguarding Officer - Maternity Cover - Term Time

Wrotham School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-5409-188S
  • Posted:17/11/2021
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:01/01/2022 at 15:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Safeguarding Officer – Maternity Cover

Hours – 22 hours per week – Hours could be negotiable

Term Time only – plus two inset days  

Kent Range 6 – Salary range £20,997 - £22,918 (FTE)

Start date – ASAP     

We have a vacancy for a Safeguarding Officer to cover maternity leave at Wrotham School.

We are looking for an emotionally intelligent and resilient individual who wishes to support the positive development of student welfare.   

The main responsibilities of the role are as follows:  

The Safeguarding Officer has the main responsibility for managing child protection issues within Wrotham School and ensuring the policies, procedures, systems, structures, resources and personnel are in place to promote the welfare and protection of children.  Actively working jointly with parents/carers and other agencies through joint planning, training and monitoring of their arrangements for the protection of children.  Ensure there are quality assurance mechanisms in place to monitor, review and evaluate arrangements for the protection of children.  

The candidate would be required to have good communication skills, be organised and it would be desirable if the candidate already has relevant experience or qualifications in a safeguarding role.

The role is paid on Kent Range 6, £20,997 to £ 22,918 for a full time position, and a pro rata salary of £10,364 to £11,312.  The hours and times could be flexible for the right person.

Wrotham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

Please apply by completing the application form, available on our website, and by writing a letter of no more than one side explaining what skills and attributes you have that would make you the best person for this job. Please email your applications to Jan Wheeler, jwheeler@wrotham.kent.sch.uk

We reserve the right to change or withdraw the advert once a suitable applicant can be appointed

Information about the school

Wrotham School is part of the Character Education Trust and is a well disciplined 11-18 School.

Wrotham is a small village in the heart of Kent, surrounded by a scenic rural landscape and beautiful countryside with excellent (5 minute) access from the A20/M20 and close proximity to the A2/M2/M25/M26. Journey by road from nearby Bromley/ Dartford/ Bexley/ Orpington varies from 15-30 minutes. The local mainline station is a 10 minute walk from the school and is on the direct commuter line to Victoria Station in central London; this line includes stops at Bromley South.

For further information visit our website www.wrothamschool.com

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).