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Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ACAD/TP/1360/17990
  • Published: Fri 08/10/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 15/11/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £22,299 to £22,944 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN35 5DN

Job introduction

Hours of work: 37 Hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Friday 15 October 2021
Interview date: Wednesday 20 October 2021

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

The Hastings Academy
Rye Road
East Sussex
TN35 5DN

Phone:        01424 711950
Email:         recruitment@brightonacademiestrust.org.uk
Website:     www.thehastingsacademy.org.uk/

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.  

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.  

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

About the role

Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead - The Hastings Academy

We are looking for an Assistant Designated Safeguarding Lead to work within our highly motivated safeguarding team at the Academy.

The role 

  • To assist the Vice Principal (Designated Safeguarding Lead) and the Social Inclusion Manager (Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead) and deputise for these roles, when required, to ensure accurate and swift communication about students between families, other professionals and the school. 
  • To lead on all Level 2 and Early Help Key Worker cases 
  • To provide cover in SIM absence including all aspects of Level 3 / 4 cases 
  • To ensure full coverage of CPOMS entries, throughout the academic year, under supervision of SIM and action responses swiftly 
  • To secure a complementary service to teachers and pastoral staff in school, addressing the needs of students who need support to overcome barriers to attendance, behaviour & mental health that impacts on their learning both inside and outside school, limiting their opportunity to achieve their full potential. 
  • To enable high quality, high profile contact with families of students, ensuring support is co- ordinated between school, families and outside agencies. 
  • To support the promotion of and safeguarding of the welfare of all the academy’s students. 
  • To support in training staff to ensure up to date safeguarding and child protection policies and practices are rigorously applied. 
  • To action paperwork for all open Social Care cases and attend all meetings in DSL's absence 

We are looking for someone who has:

  • A social work qualification or related work experience
  • Completed Designated Safeguarding Lead training within the last 2 years
  • A working knowledge of human growth and development throughout the life span recognising the impact of relationships, psychological, socio-economic, environmental, physiological, factors on people’s lives. 
  • Understands how the principles of relationship based approaches apply to practice. 
  • Understands forms of harm and their impact on people, and the implications for practice, drawing on concepts of attachment, loss, resilience, vulnerability, risk and resistance. 
  • Experience of working directly with children and families. 
  • Experience of completing needs assessments upon which effective plans are based
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Is committed to the values, vision and mission of the Trust and to working to achieve best outcomes for all our students and pupils
  • High levels of enthusiasm and personal motivation

About the Hastings Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2018)

The Hastings Academy is a secondary school for 11 to 16 - year olds in Hastings, East Susses. Our moto, Pride through success, runs through everything that we do. We are a modern and innovative school, with specialist classrooms and technology to support learning. Our team of talented professional staff are committed to maximising the potential of every child. We hold the Quality of Careers Standard, the national quality award for careers education, information, advice and guidance. We are renowned for our inclusivity and outstanding care of students. We offer 180 student places every year, with a total capacity of 900. We also host a special facility for up to 10 young people with speech and language and communication difficulties.

We can offer you:

  • A positive and innovative learning environment
  • Excellent facilities and resources for staff and students

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils, and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice, our schools support each other to improve.

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools

The other benefits we offer, including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies, are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

Find out more

Download the job description and person specification at the bottom of this page for more information about the role. 

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Harriet Catt, PA to Principal on h.catt@thehastingsacademy.org.uk 

To submit your application form, follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page.

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Additional information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ACAD/TP/1360/17990
  • Published: Fri 08/10/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 15/11/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £22,299 to £22,944 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN35 5DN