About the role
An exciting opportunity for a full time Education Safeguarding Advisor has arisen within Quality and Performance as part of our mission to support children and families, so they can get the best outcomes in life.
The role plays an important part in achieving the vision that children and young people will be happy, healthy, safe and confident in their future. To achieve this, the post holder will provide education safeguarding expertise to local authority colleagues, external agencies, early years providers and education settings to ensure statutory safeguarding obligations are met and that children and learners are protected and feel safe in education settings.
The successful applicant for this role will be required to effectively communicate local and national policy, procedures and good practice with early years, school and education leaders (including governors), partner agencies and colleagues to promote and secure a culture of vigilance of safeguarding children in education.
To be shortlisted for interview for this role, your CV and personal statement should clearly evidence the following:
- A sound understanding of safeguarding in the education and early years sector
- The knowledge, expertise and confidence to assess risk to support and advise education leaders to produce and action effective safety plans
- An aptitude to commission, produce, deliver and quality assure safeguarding training, policy and procedures
- The experience to provide advice, guidance, support and challenge within the education sector, colleagues and partner agencies
The role is based in Leatherhead however, the post-holder will be required to travel around the county to fulfil their duties and on occasion work outside of usual office hours.
Applicants are welcome from all sectors of safeguarding children practice. In particular we welcome applications from education and early years practitioners.
For more information, please see the attached job description at the bottom of this page.
For an informal discussion, please contact Rita Dada or Senay Nidai on 0300 123 1650 option 1.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 14/06/2020 with interviews to follow.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years’ service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.
An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
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